My selling point for this hotel was that monkeys are often spotted here and it was the truth. I watched them for about an hour and then it started to rain so they went to sleep in the trees and we had breakfast at the hotel.
These hybrid birds would sneak onto the tables at the hotel and steal the sugar packets and occasionally, whatever else was up for grabs.
Next we headed to Playa Grande. Well, we think it was Playa Grande. The waves were a bit more intense so we watched a couple of surfers for a bit and then we knew we had to go back to Tamarindo and get our boards. We grabbed a bite at Koi/That's Amore. I'm not really clear on the name but it was the best meal I had in Tamarindo. It was just a fried shrimp panini with these sweet red peppers and avocado. I wish I got the name of the peppers because they were that good!
David rented a long board from Mato's for $5 while I grabbed a $19 bottle of Aleve to get rid of my migraine. Fun times. David surfed for about an hour and a half and just as my headache was subsiding and I was about to get in the water, this major thunder storm rolled in. We weren't sure if it would last so we packed up and went back to the hotel for a few.
When I heard thunder I turned around and saw this!
That night was the Costa Rica versus USA soccer game in San Jose, Costa Rica. There is a sports bar called Sharkeys so we went there and had some bar food. The bar was filled with Ticos and the random Americans. It was fun.