The boys woke up and the electricity was still down but a nice breakfast was provided before the boys hit the road again towards Arenal Volcano whilst it was still rainy and cloudy. It was really a great pleasure to see this little Switzerland located on the shores of Lake Arenal.


Swiss style mountain hotel “Los Heroes” on Lake Arenal


Unfortunately, the clouds were hanging low and the boys could not see much of the Volcano but this file picture gave them an idea of how the volcano looks like:


The Arenal Volcano


The Arenal Volcano cloes to the Dam Wall of Lake Arenal

Costa Rica is home a great number of volcanoes – there are six active volcanoes and another 61 dormant or extinct ones. For the past fifty years, Arenal was the country’s most active volcano. Although it entered into a resting phase in 2010 – meaning that its eruptions have taken pause for the time being – Arenal still is one of the country’s best-known and most-visited volcanoes. 


From here the boys decided to go down to some tourist place along the Pacific Coast in Costa Rica and they choose to go to Tamarindo.


Tamarindo is a town in the Guanacaste Province, on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. It’s known for beaches with strong surf, like Playa Tamarindo and Playa Langosta. To the north, Playa Grande beach is a major nesting site for huge leatherback turtles, and forms part of Las Baulas National Marine Park. The mangrove-lined estuary of Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge protects animals such as howler monkeys and crocodiles.


Tamarindo is a sought after tourist place mainly for American Tourists and one of the locals told Team Lipstick that Costa Rican people therefor refer to this Town as Tamagringo .


It was again a very scenic drive to the western parts of Costa Rica driving through many Cattle Ranches and beautifull country sides


Route 21 took the boys down to the Pacific in Tamarindo


Many cattle farms could be seen along the road


This was a must stop for the boys


En route along the lake the guys saw a “German Bakery” and had to stop and shop for some nice German Bretzel in this shop that offers a variety of german specialities – however the good swiss breakfast in the morning left no capacity to taste some sausages and Sauerkraut.


Team Lipstick arrived mid afternoon in Tamarindo and checked into one of the many Beach resorts around this town and of course wasted no time to jump into the Pacific after a very nice drive down from Lake Arenal.


Team Lipstick cooling down in the Pacific ocean in Costa Rica



The evening was spend tasting some of Costa Rica’s nice cocktails and admiring the sunset over the Pacific Ocean.


Sundowners in Tamarindo – Costa Rica


And a sign showing the boys where they come from and where they want to return to..


Home seems to be a long distance away




Day 17 – 1st February – Nuevo Areal to Tamarindo