Our first excursion was to Tamarindo Beach! Although a bit touristy, this beach front resort was just what I needed. The little Tico shops, beach bars, and countless activities like surfing made this weekend unforgettable. This excursion made me realize the way of life in Costa Rica. Compared to the United States, it is very slow and tranquil. People don't seem to have any worries. That's why everyone always says: Pura Vida!