Our Home: Coco, Costa Rica

To be honest we really haven’t done much this past month in Coco, Costa Rica.

We’ve taken the opportunity to enjoy a bit of downtime in the comfort of our own home. Nights were spent popping popcorn in our microwave and watching crime shows on AXN. Dare I say, it was almost a vacation from our travels.

I did manage to get some really badass photos for you when we did go out… That is until some asshole stole our Flip and underwater casing with all the stills I was going to pull of these amazing sites around Coco.

So, instead you get a small slice of life in Coco as is brought to you by the delightfully addictive Instagram (our account name is overyonderlust).

This is the view our faces were rocked with our first night in Coco. The sunsets are incredible and knowing I was living near such a beautiful bay was a dream come true.

Sunset in Coco, Costa Rica

After working a long hard day of social media and blogging, Shaun and I would do one of two things:

1. Drink beer, watch the locals play beach volleyball, and become bemused at the gecko I call Norman in the lantern at Beach Bums.

Beach Bums, Coco, Costa Rica


2. Drink beer and hang out with Dan the owner of Coconutz. He is pretty damn awesome and made us feel welcome in Coco. Actually, it started to get a little embarrassing when we would walk through the door and the bartenders handed us our beers without asking.

Pilsen – Costa Rican beer

And, if we were feeling particularly EXCITING, Shaun and I would go fishing… that is until the jackass also stole our birthday tacklebox. I’m not bitter. I swear.

And while we were not constantly moving, I would turn to Shaun and say, “Damn I love traveling.”

Disclosure: The link to Dan’s bar, Coconutz, was from the goodness of my heart. He is definitely quite the character and should be visited if you find yourself in Coco. He did not pay me for those good words, however, he did give me a free birthday shot (and participated) along with venison sausage. For that I will call him an angel.

The other link however, is sponsored.


19 Responses to “Our Home: Coco, Costa Rica”

  1. Jaime October 12, 2011 at 4:12 am #

    Ahh I miss central america!!! Sorry about your FLIP… that must suck. I would cry… I know I would. Still think you got nice pics. Love the last one of Shaun fishing.

    • Erica October 12, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

      @Jaime: I somehow managed to escape crying! I think I was just trying to remain in good spirits for Shaun’s birthday.

  2. Kent @ No Vacation Required October 12, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    Glad you have enjoyed staying put. Looks so relaxing. Thanks for making me jealous.

    • Erica October 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

      @Kent: Any time! It was an amazing time while we had it. ♥

  3. Laura October 12, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    I’m so glad you’ve gotten a vacation from your travels 🙂 However, people who steal suck!

  4. Phil October 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    This is the good life, almost perfectly described, I think.

  5. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures October 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    Pura vida si????????

    • Erica October 12, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

      @Andi: Exactamente!

  6. Spencer Spellman October 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    Oh this takes me back! I love all the staff at Coconutz and Coco has a certain charm to it, even if the beach is a bit dirty. It made my day last week getting an email from my tour guide from Coco. Glad you guys had such a good trip!

    • Erica October 12, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

      @Spencer: It definitely has its own special place in my heart. The people make the location for sure (and I’m saying this after I had crap robbed!). I’m already comparing places to it as we move along. /sigh

  7. Ann October 12, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    I have to say too that I really like all the staff at Coconutz and Coco has a certain charm into it, whether or not the beach is dirty. It made my day last week getting an email from my tour guide from Coco. Glad you’ve enjoyed staying there. Looks so relaxing and thanks for making me jealous.

  8. Nicole October 12, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    Wow, the pictures looks pretty nice 😉

    • Erica October 12, 2011 at 9:14 pm #

      @Nicole: For a iPhone 3G they aren’t too bad but the location definitely helps out a bit. <3

  9. Emily in Chile October 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    Boo, I’m sorry your stuff got stolen. But otherwise it looks like a great spot to take a little travel vacation.

    • Erica October 13, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

      @Emily: I’m so glad that Abby suggested it!

  10. Tee October 13, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    Great times at Coconutz … not to be missed when travelling CR.

    Cheers, Tee

    Tee is Senior Editor of digital magazine http://www.CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com about Costa Rica

  11. lara dunston October 14, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    Sometimes a beer by the beach is all we need to make us happy in life. Love those moments when that’s all that matters – that moment.

    • Erica October 14, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

      @Lara: That is precisely why I loved Coco so much. The simplicity of it all was a welcome break from the chaos of traveling.

  12. Anita Mac December 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Always a good feeling when you can walk into the bar and the drink is ready! If you are known at a great bar in Costa Rica all the time…that is pretty good in my books! Costa Rica is still on the bucket list for me.

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