Escaping the Nebraska cold to walk barefoot along the Caribbean beaches of Costa Rica was wonderful. It was about a 2-mile walk from the lodge to Tortuguero Village, a small, sleepy town where activity increases later in the day. Along these beaches during the summer and early fall, sea turtles lay their eggs. I walked around the town during the heat of midday, walked on a few trails of the national park, bought a few gifts and caught a water taxi back up to the lodge.
A relaxing evening with a book and a great meal of grilled chicken served with a pineapple, mango, coconut sauce rounded out the day.