On a sunny day the water might be several shades of blue, green, and turquoise and you can see clear down to the bottom. When it’s not too windy, people kayak or swim out to the little island for snorkeling. Beachside restaurants line the shore selling typical food like patacones and ceviche (and of course ice cold cerveza).
Sean and I both work from home. We operate on our own schedule. Nobody tells us when to go into the office, or when to get online. If I don’t feel inspired, I go for a beach walk and try again later.
I’m a photographer and freelance writer. I spend the first half of each day writing for a Costa Rican scuba diving company and sharing photos and videos of sharks, whales, and other marine life to various social media pages. Then I work on my photography business, Tamarindo Family Photos. On Wednesday afternoons, I teach kids at a local school how to perform circus arts like juggling and hula hooping.
Around 5 p.m. I’m interrupted by the roar of howler monkeys foraging in the big tree in front of our house. This is how I know it’s time to get off the computer and head down to the beach. I watch the monkeys munch on flowers and leaves for a few minutes, and then I grab my camera to meet up with a family or couple that has booked me for sunset photos.
At about 6 p.m., the sun dips down below the horizon. As the sky fades from tangerine orange to vibrant shades of pink and purple, I breathe in the salty air and feel nothing but gratitude. We live in a truly beautiful place.