The photos below are what we saw.
We needed to get supplies in
Hermosa, so we walked to the mini-super. Along the
way, we spotted this termite nest in the trees.
Across from the mini-super
was a place called Don Quijote. They had a nice painting
on the wall outside.
Hermosa was not crowded, at least early in
The sun was strong so long sleeves were the order
of the day. The far cliffs are by the Four Seasons Resort
and reminded us of the terrain in southern Baja.
To the south the condos on the hill were
Before the road turned to dirt we passed
this group of cattle on the road making their way from
pasture to pasture. They were being escorted as opposed to
running loose so despite their presence on the road, it
was not as odd as
Some of the houses are
palatial and this one was perhaps the best example. On
the highest hill around with a 360 degree view of the ocean, the upper tower is crenelated like a medieval castle.
Brasilitos was only a short distance away and was basic
in every respect: dirt road, bare-bones shops, etc.
The shop across the street from our (basic) hotel
surely fit the mold.
The beach at Brasilitios was nice, but essentially
Looking to the
north it was the same story.
Our hotel was "basic" as
well but they had a nice patio area.
Brasilito probably looks like most of the beach towns
looked 30 years ago.
This structure was a local cafe.
We headed to Playa Tamarindo for the afternoon as
we were getting bored. Tamarindo is also a nice
beach, but much more touristy. There were tons of
folks and parking was an issue. But, the view above
pretty much tells the story. The smudge on the far
horizon is smoke from a burning field.
The section along Tamarindo beach was
very beautiful with nice restaurants having seating right on
Private fishing and tour boats were
moored in the harbor.
There were plenty of folks in the
water attempting to surf the small waves in the bay.
We stopped in one of the nicer hotels for
a cocktail and saw this. The front was as nice as the
back and was quite a refreshing change from the flabby,
grey-haired gringas we had been seeing.
The hotel was nice, but very busy.
We might stay here if we make another trip to the area.
We saturated on Tamarindo and headed back to Brasilitos
for dinner. We ate at a small cafe on the beach with
chairs in the sand. Other than the mosquitoes, it
was a very pleasant dinner.
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