With a need to see what Tamarindo and the Province of Guanacaste had to offer, we rented a 4×4 for a few days this week. One of the first places we checked out was the neighbouring beach, Playa Grande.
Knowing that it was one of the primary nesting grounds of the endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtle and the fact that we were right in the middle of nesting season we decided we needed to check it out. It was quite the adventure and seeing a Pacifice leatherback sea turtle on the beach in person left a lasting impression. We headed out to the Las Baulos National Park with the hopes of…
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Hey everyone, I apologize for the ridiculously long previous post and promise this one will be smaller. I do realize that most of you have lives of some sort and listening to me blab on and on and about blabbing on and on is probably a waste of your time and …. Well, you get my point.
So yesterday we finally got to check out the beach at Akumal. Though the weather the past few days hasn’t been the warmest (okay, so plus 26 is definitely better than -26 and with the humidity it still feels like 32 however), the wind has been pretty calm lately. We heard that Akumal has a nice reef just offshore and that it broke the waves up but we still didn’t want to risk going out all the way there and not getting a chance to snorkel.
To our shame, we’ve been here over a month and the only time we’ve strapped the mask and snorkel on was in the pool as we were teaching Cole how to do it. I could hardly stand to look at myself anymore, the shame of not having snorkeled was too great. Fine, it wasn’t too great but I did feel we owed it ourselves to get out and see what the underwater world had to offer. I also suppose that I should have done a bit of snorkeling in Cozumel instead of bitching about the taxi mafia but I’m not even sure we brought our snorkeling equipment that day…
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