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Bikes - A Great Way to Get Around
Costa Rica Here I Come!

River near ArenalRiver near Arenal (Julia Kocubinski)
Today, we decided we were going to rent bikes so we could get around a bit easier, and not have to pay for taxis each time we went to town. It was the prettiest morning since we have gotten to the beach, and I was excited to get some sun! We rented bikes from a hotel down the road from us, for $5 each for the day, and headed into town. We wandered the town, went to the store to buy some souvenir coffee, sat on the beach for a bit, and eventually had some lunch at one of the local restaurants in town. After relaxing a bit out of the sun, we headed back to Cariblue. Bikes are definitely the way to get around! Although it was a bit hotter than in a car, it was a much more pleasant way to deal with the horribly bumpy road. We relaxed by the pool, read a bit, and then went down to the beach to sit and watch the surfers as the sun went down. We decided to eat tonight at a little Italian place we had seen the day before on our walk, but biking in the dark was a bit more difficult than we had anticipated - you can't see the potholes at night! I realized that if you follow a local on a bike, you are much better off. They seem to know where those potholes are! After dinner, we returned our bikes and headed back to our hotel to get packed up for our early pickup the next morning.

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