Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tamarindo and the Estuary

We had heard so much about the estuary tour, so we decided to go check it out before our visit to Tamarindo. The estuary is on the river between Playa Grande and Tamarindo. Both are very popular surf beaches.

It was very pretty, but hard to see because we have a couple of big tall people sitting in front of us in the boat. I could only see right to the side.

We stopped at one point to take a little walk and see the howler monkeys.

There were a few little babies and one monkey decided to pee on Cole more then once. The first time a little go on him and the second time Cole got out of the way.

This area is a natural habitat for crocodiles. Apparently there are a ton, we saw 2. One was a tiny baby on a tree and the other was this giant 9 foot croc who lives at the mouth of the river.

About 4 or 5 days before there was a surfer that was crossing the river from Playa Grande to Tamarindo. This is not something that many do and it is not safe since it is the mouth of a river that is natural crocodile habitat. There is even a boat that sits there to take people across. Well, this guy took his chances and go a chunk taken out of his leg by this guy right here.

They will not be doing anything to the crocodile. It is his home and the people should respect that. They will leave him rightfully so in his home.

We got to Tamarindo for lunch just in time for a beautiful thunderstorm.

After lunch it stopped raining and Dr. C rented a surf board for the kids to surf a little with.

Little C did great and he is hooked!

L did great also, but she could take it or leave it.

I think little C could stay in the water forever! He is part fish. After the beach we stopped at a beach club pool and then headed back to the hotel. By the time we got back to the car, it was pouring really hard and more thunder. We spent the afternoon at our condo relaxing with the rain. The power went out from the storm. We loved it!

Next is Playa Grande.


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