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Hike around the resort

20 March 2017

sunny 90 °F

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After breakfast this morning we went on the approximately one hour hike on the property of Dreams. The guide gave us interesting tidbits about Costa Rica. We are in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica and it is named as such due to the Guanacaste tree. It means ear in Spanish and the seeds on the tree look like tiny ears. Supposedly howler monkeys eat the seeds and then howl because they are high. I feel like I need to check that fact on google.
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We didn't see any monkeys but he did point our fire ants, termite nests that were up in the trees and the fruit from another tree that is used to make maracas. He advised us that the main crops for industry are rice, watermelon and sugar cane. The coffee has been ranked the fifth best in the world.
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This area of Costa Rica loves their cattle for the rodeo. Our guide, Christian says a rodeo is going on almost every night of the week and Costa Ricans must be dressed up to go to the rodeo or everyone will be talking about you the next day. We go past some brama cattle that he says would be used in the rodeo.
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The beach near us is called El Jobo. He tells us that the beaches are named by the tree that is prominent in the area. Our area has a lot of jobos :)
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After the walk it was more of the same sitting by the pool. Its such a hard life here. Lunch was overlooking the pool and the ocean followed by a walk on the beach.
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After a bit more sun worshipping that turned me crispy we went for some coffee. Of course this is when we see three white faced monkeys and a iguana, all when I don't have a camera.

I went later to look for the monkeys when the guide said they would be around the entrance but all I found was this bird.
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We had dinner to celebrate our 10th anniversary a bit early since I will be deployed on the actual day. Portofino is the Italian restaurant on the resort and we enjoyed this meal before passing out.

Posted by ErinDriver 20:07 Archived in Costa Rica

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