Friday, March 26, 2010
Costa Rica- Cocatito Beach
After the easy walk to "downtown" Drake Bay, we decided to walk the other way to Cocatito Beach. The sign said 35 minutes. Unfortunately, the sign did not mention it was an uphill climb and the elevation was so steep that along the way they had added steps and a railing to help people climb. Since I am so out of shape, I had to stop several times to catch my breath, wondering if I would ever make it. One hour later, we arrive at a secluded Pacific Coast beach as lovely as any I have seen. Trees provide shade from the hot tropical sun. Several other people come trickling by the path. some stay a while; some move on. When we leave and I dread the walk back, I find it takes 35 minutes to return to the hotel where a delightful fruit drink quenches my thirst and the difficult trek to get to the beach is a forgotten chore of a glorious day.