Costa Rica Surf and Sunset Day 5 (12-22-13)

Costa Rica Surf and Sunset Day 5 (12-22-13)

Costa Rica Surf and Sunset Day 5

 

Santa Teresa Costa Rica Surf and Sunset Day 5

The days just fly by while we’re here on vacation.  I can’t believe we’ve already gotten to our Costa Rica Surf and Sunset Day 5 post and it’s almost time to take pictures for our day 6.

The waves here in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica are getting a little smaller for now and should pick back up a couple days after Christmas.  Even the smallest waves we’ve seen haven’t deterred Tommy and Dylan from getting out with their boards.  Dylan started taking some one on one surf lessons with a local instructor and is making some amazing progress! His group lesson on day one with Amit at Del Soul Surfing School and shop were awesome and got him going again.  Since the folks at Del Soul were pretty busy, we found another instructor to come to our villa at the Villas Santa Teresa each day.  He is so awesome with our 11 year old and gets away with making him do his own work. Dad gets a completely different response and it’s not nearly as productive!

Costa Rica Surf and Sunset Day 5

Tommy caught a few waves during his favorite time of day, sunset surfing time.

Costa Rica Surf and Sunset Day 5

Once he caught a few small ones to show off a little, we sat on the beach to watch another beautiful sunset in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.  We stayed a while past sunset and watched the sunlight fade. 

Costa Rica Surf and Sunset Day 5

By the time we de-sanded, we were starving! We had every intention of cooking in the villa but once the sun went down we just wanted some good food without the work. We decided to visit Koji’s for some amazing sushi and tempura. If you’re ever planning an amazing vacation in the Santa Teresa or Mal Pais area of Costa Rica, we highly recommend this restaurant. Be sure to call ahead to make sure you can get in.  Sadly, it’s not a merchant that participates in the Pollo Pass discounts ( but if you’re going to splurge it’s well worth the trip down the very bumpy road!  Our youngest enjoyed the shrimp tempura while the rest of us shared a variety of sushi. Since the legal drinking age is 18 in Costa Rica, the two big kids even tried some cold unfiltered saki and a passion fruit margarita before we ended the meal with the most amazing chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream sprinkled with a little cayenne pepper. (If you’re wrinkling your nose at that thought, you’re not alone.  I did at first but it was amazing).

Costa Rica Surf and Sunset Day 5

After the saki, we felt it was entertaining to take a picture of the bathroom sign so we’ll add that picture just because it’s cute.  Apparently you have to go to the bathroom as a couple. teehee

Costa Rica Surf and Sunset Day 5

If you’ve missed our other Costa Rica Surf and Sunset posts, you can see all of them here. Have any of you been here or perhaps planning a trip in the near future?

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