After 5 weeks in amazing Montezuma, I continued my journey in Costa Rica. This time to La Fortuna a region with a volcano. The first impression of La Fortuna was that the best time here is already over, maybe because the volcano is currently not active … But I went on a great hike and the nature was amazing again. In the evening I went to a Hot Spring which was nice 🙂 Here some impressions:
Montezuma Day Trips
After staying in Montezuma for a couple of weeks I also did some day trips to the surrounding areas like: Montezuma Waterfalls (great 30min hike with a nice swim in cold water), Tortuga Island (nice day trip with the boat, saw some dolphins, snorkeling was ok but visibility not great), “Fishing” Boat Trip (where we saw Manta Rays, Pelicans, Turtles), Cabo Blanco National Park (great 2 hour hike to a remote beach with a lot of Pelicans and Monkeys on the way). Here some impressions:
Yoga is awesome
In Montezuma the Spanish and Surf School “La Escuela del Sol” was offering Yoga classes (with two amazing teachers Dagmar and Silvia from Montezuma Yoga) and I though to give it a try for two weeks. And wow I was positively surprised from that experience.
Yoga is so amazing to strengthen your whole body, getting more flexible, practice your breathing, relax, meditate and probably a bunch more of amazing things it does to your body and soul.
Thursdays in Montezuma
Thursday night in Montezuma, Costa Rica and it is Reggae Night. The whole town seems to be looking forward this night and it is packed with locals and tourists alike, ready for the night out. At 10pm, before the party starts in Chico’s Bar, there is a Poi Fire Show at the town intersection (there is only one!) with some great and stunning performances.
Surf Costa Rica
In Costa Rica I finally got the chance to surf on a regular base actually it was 5 weeks of surfing in Montezuma. 4 weeks surfing lessons and one week surf safari.
On 20th of April 2013 I join Surf For Life to help to build a high school in Nicaragua. Please support me with a small donation for the “Surf for Life” project. Every amount makes a difference for the kids in Nicaragua. The donation page with background information can be found here: https://www.surfforlife.org/give/Sven-Koble/
Every day I felt improvements and every day I was muscle sore from the paddeling, standing up on the board. Amazing. The feeling was awesome mostly on beaches without a lot of people, awesome waves, amazing nature and wildlife. My favorite beside riding the waves: watching pelicans passing by only a couple of meters from where I was waiting for the next wave to catch. Or watching monkeys in the tree eating mangos next to where we waxed the boards. Here some impressions:
Runlapse in Montezuma
Sunday morning and it was time for a run in and around Montezuma. Every two seconds I took a picture which at the end resulted in this video from Montezuma, where I spend 4 weeks to enjoy the Pura Vida in Costa Rica and learned surfing and a tiny bit of Spanish.
What a great tiny town is Montezuma on the Peninsula of Nicoya, Costa Rica. Here I spent 5 weeks to enjoy the “Pura Vida” (Pure life, slogan used from Costa Rician people to express their laid back lifestyle).
With so many things to enjoy and do this was a great treat for body and soul: Surfing, learning spanish, beaches, waterfall hike, Poi show on Thursday night, Cinema at 7:30pm, delicious food in the restaurants, Saturday market in the central park, zip lining, running on the beach, great conversations with fellow travelers, relaxing with the sounds of waves. Here some more impressions from the paradise like town:
Spanish and Surfing in Montezuma
Wow what a great setting to learn spanish and surfing. In a paradise like village called Montezuma on the Peninsula de Nicoya in Costa Rica. In the school “La Escuela del Sol” I take spanish and surfing classes.
A very well treat for body and mind and an awesome surf instructor who has a lot of great analogies ready to not only teach you about surfing but also about life. All this is accompanied with 30+°C and sunshine. After 2 hours surfing and 4+ hours of spanish (with two great energetic spanish teachers Wendy and Andrea) it is time to get some food.
The food in the tiny town is so delicious. They even have a restaurant where you have dinner and then they show a cinema film at 7:30pm. Here some impressions from my time in Montezuma:
Meeting great friends far away from home
Traveling is awesome and I love to meet new people in new places but after some time, traveling gets tiring as well and for me this time has arrived after more than 3 month on the road. And then I arrived in a tiny town on the Peninsula de Nicoya in Costa Rica and was welcomed from great friends from Germany. Awesome! We had a great day talking and they made me feel home away from home. Thank you Janett and Jörg!