So after the toss up of not stopping in Costa Rica at all, we ended up in a mega touristy town which is a popular holiday destination with both Tica's and wealthy American's. It felt like we were on a holiday from our holiday!
The town was like a mini America with juice bars, Subway and English bars & restaurants all over the place - slightly different to what we have been used to over the last few months, but exactly what we needed to rejuvenate and have a little taste of home!
After walking the streets for hours looking for a place to stay, we finally found a little cabaña spot that had a room available, because the whole town was completely booked out for New Year. However, the place could only be described as a shack and was crawling with bugs, but on the upside it was cheap and the beach was directly opposite!
Luckily Hoang was staying in a hostel on the other-side of town, which was lovely, so we actually spent quite a bit of time over at his place cooking in his nice kitchen. This also meant that we meet a good group of about 10 people and spent the rest of our time all hanging out and partying together!