Returning from our hike to Montezuma Falls, we meet our G Adventures group in the lobby of Hotel La Cascada to begin the walk to surfing lessons under the false impression it will take the typical Costa Rican time frame of twenty minutes.
Our walk continues, weaving throughout jungle paths and across three beaches varying from black volcanic rocks and white powder sand to the tiny colorful pebbles of Piedra Colorada.
Three miles later, we arrive at Young Vision Surf School. Rash guards and surf boards are handed out for us to carry to the beach. Separating into groups, we practice paddling and standing up on surf boards drawn in the sand before paddling out to the waves.
We stood up on our first attempt and rode the wave into shore. After a draining hour in the ocean, we re-hydrate and snack on fresh mangoes and papayas.
Exhausted, we return our boards and shower off in the icy stream of water. Hearing the ear shattering bark of a howler monkey, we see a small black and tan monkey jumping around in the trees above us. We begin our return hike to Montezuma Beach at a much slower pace.
* For more information on our tour check out: G Adventures Costa Rica on a Shoestring.
- Day 1: Fly into San José
- Day 2: San José travel to La Fortuna
- Day 3: La Fortuna
- Day 4: La Fortuna travel to Montezuma
- Day 5: Montezuma
- Day 6: Montezuma
- Day 7: Montezuma travel to San José
- Day 8: Fly out of San José