Our friends, Gloria and Paul Yeatman, (Retire for Less in Costa Rica), organized a different kind of Beach Day on Saturday, February 22, 2015. They arranged with the Pelicano Hotel, Beach Bar and Restaurant to host a group of over 30 expats for a relaxing day at a different beach.
In the past, we have gone to Playa Doña Ana, in Puntarenas. The Pelicano is in Esterillos Este, between Jaco and Manuel Antonio/Quepos on the Pacific Ocean. There is 11 miles of secluded beach front. Beautiful white sand and strong breakers. We had a room to change in, use of the pool, hammocks, chairs and BBQ lunch. I had the pulled pork sandwich with sides of beans and potato salad, plus a fruit drink.
There was a man in the bar watching an Olympics hockey game. It was surreal to be in a tropical setting and see the frozen rink so far away. Everyone had a great time and it was fun to try out a different beach. More pictures of our day can be seen here, on the Pelicano Facebook page.