It has been another great week in Costa Rica with Chili, Tuna, the Beach and Sea Bass. When Bill mentioned Monday that the best chili was in Coco, I was ready to go. We drove over Monday to shop and eat Chili. The main store we wanted to visit was closed, so we looked around a little while and then we walked to La Vida Loca in Coco Beach. Bill ordered the chili, and I spotted Coors Light in the cooler, and the mountains were cold. We had a great time and as always in Costa Rica, the scenery is breathtaking.
Wednesday night, I had great seared tuna with Dave at Embere’s. The owner was very kind as he brought a fan and put it by our table. This was a very colorful place with a hotel and a restaurant. The restaurant was on the second floor looking down at the pool. Pangas
Thursday, Ron picked me up for lunch, and I asked him could we go by the bank. I had not been to the bank since I arrived. When you enter the bank here, you go through a metal detector, and your purse is searched then you take a number and have a seat. Your number is called and then you go to the teller. Ron speaks Spanish which is comforting, but the young man behind the counter could also speak some English. It reminded me of being at the DMV for license renewal. We then preceded to Tamarindo to the very nice French restaurant, Pangas. Ron said that I could not leave Costa Rica without having the snapper. It was very good. The view of the river flowing in to the ocean was very pretty.
After we left there, we drove toward town and someone hollered at Ron. It was his friend Katarina, so we parked and walked to her restaurant the El Coconut for a drink. She is a very interesting lady who has lived in many places: Norway, the US, Paris, England and Costa Rica. She left home at 16 and began her travels. As she talked about her parents, the love and respect that she has for them is apparent. She said there were two rules: 1. Your plane ticket must always be open, so you can always come home. 2. Call at anytime from anywhere.
Thursday night was the radio show at the Flamingo Beach Resort Hotel. This is where I had the wonderful sea bass. Afterwards, we went to the Shack for live music, and as you can see, we had a great time.
I would like to say a big thank you to all of my new friends in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica for letting me share your wonderful life for a little while.