We are now in Tamarindo where we'll be for the rest of our trip. We're staying at a beach hotel called Cabines La Palapa.
Before this we stayed at the Hotel Sugar Beach, also in the Guanacaste Province but way, way more isolated than the place we're in now. It was amazing. There were iguanas everywhere. The climate is so dry, cactus grows wild.
Dogs are the wildlife you see roaming freely in Costa Rica. They aren't stray dogs. They are the pets of people who let them run free every day. There are several that I recognize now, almost as mascots of the beach where you can find our hotel. The owners reside nearby. And the owners seem to be Belgians. I dont know if they are ex-patriots or not. I have not yet screwed up the courage to speak with them.
Costa Rica is a nice place to visit.