This past week, I left San Jose to return to the waters of the Pacific Coast. I spent time in Jaco and at Playa Hermosa. Staying with two surfers in the pursuit of waves, I began to appreciate their lifestyle. They timed their days by the rising tide, and it was exciting to see where the hunt for surf would take us. At one point, we even found ourselves journeying off road. We flooded road prevented us from reaching the beach, but we did find some other things on the way.
Afterwards, we climbed back on the boat and made our way to the Osa Peninsula. When we arrived, I began to understand why people call this place the last truly untouched place in Costa Rica.
After having lunch near the beach, we hiked through Corcovado to reach a gorgeous waterfall.
The afternoon rainstorm that drenched us to the bone on the boat ride back put a small damper on the day, but the steaming mug of mint tea that welcomed me back to the base house seemed to make things better.
I left to return to San Jose on Sunday, but I would definitely welcome the opportunity to return to this place again. More than anything, I think that I needed a weekend like this one. I am very grateful for the surfers who allowed me to leave behind my insane type-A personality and time-managed schedule so that I could sit back and, for the first time, truly say pura vida.