It wasn't much of a falls, so we took pictures and left. The driver dropped us off at the beach. There were a lot more vendors right on the beach than there were at Manual Antonio. Dominical is a lot smaller than Manual Antonio and there wasn't much business; however, the prices were about the same.
After shopping, we soaked up the sun on the white sand beach. We found a couple of empty chairs with an umbrella. There were a fair number of people on the beach; many of them were surfers and much younger than us. Again, the waves were big, yet gentle. We didn’t stay too long as we wanted to get back to the hotel before dark. As we walked down the wobbly road, we passed several restaurants. They were all small and very rustic looking. I noticed a dog hanging around the tables at one of them. After passing about five restaurants, we decided to eat at our hotel.
It was probably about a mile to our hotel. When we got there, we enjoyed a walk around the grounds. There were several beautiful flowers. We cleaned up and got ready for dinner. Our coconut shrimp was delicious.
When we got back into the room, we saw a gecko on the wall. We asked housekeeping to get it out, but they said there was nothing they could do and that they won’t hurt us. We went to the pool and talked till about 11:00. By that time we were really tired and tried to forget about the gecko. I slept with a hat on and a sheet over my mouth. I woke up about 6:00 and Jan was already up. I don’t think she slept much. I was still tired and slept for another hour. We ate and walked around the grounds more.
We were being picked up at 11:20 for our ride back to San Jose. The driver was on time. He already had two other people in the van. I asked them where they stayed, and they said "High up the hill; so high the van couldn’t get us." A jeep had to bring them down to meet the van. They had toucans and macaws on their property.
I was happy to be on my way back to San Jose. Unfortunately, we didn’t take a ride straight to San Jose. We had to pick up someone in Jaco, so we went the long way around. We were the last ones to be dropped off and didn’t get back to our place until 5:00. Graciously, our driver dropped us off at the house where we were staying. More tomorrow about our homestay with Marcella Bell.