I am not a huge open ocean water person. My heart loves it, but my stomach has never gotten the memo. And, for too many reasons to list here, I am not a fisher-woman. It is NOT my thing. But, hey, what girl doesn't love it when a boy whispers in her ear those three magic words... "Let's go fishing." You know who. This girl. This girl doesn't love it.
Nevertheless, we woke up early in the morning before sunrise (and coffee) and made our way down to the beach to board the boat. The owner of the boat spoke great English and helped us wade through the waves to get up into the boat. We would later discover that he was a former Olympian who won the silver medal for Spain playing against Micheal Jordan and the Dream Team. Whatttt?!!!
Anyway, back to the boating experience. It was windy and a bit cold without the sun so these baggy jeans and loose top were a perfect light layer. I always recommend layers when traveling because you never know what you might be getting in to.
Our boat captain took us in and around numerous islands as we weaved along the coast. All in all, it was a beautiful morning on the water. The water was crystal clear and the scenery took my breath away. And, the bobbing up and down motion on the water took my breakfast away. Awesome.
I didn't fish. I never fish. I was too busy doing everything I could not to be sea sick. Luckily, as always, I had carried a hat with me which I used to cool off and to cover my face any time I felt my color leaving. The below photo (top left) was shot without my knowledge because trust me, in this moment all I was trying to do was lay down and hold on not to my hat but to my last meal. In my opinion, the best cure for sea sickness is laying out on a day bed on the beach with some sort of drink with an umbrella in hand. But, I did the best with what I had.
Travel Tip: We were staying at the Reserva Conchal at the Westin Resort and were approached by someone on the beach asking if we would want to rent a boat. We were a bit concerned that it might be a scam, but turns out, it was a completely legit experience. It is quite expensive to book a boat through the hotel so I recommend this option if you are looking to go out on the water. We rented the boat for a half day. If fishing is what you are looking for then I recommend booking a boat for the entire day to be able to go deeper into the ocean. Enjoy your time in Costa Rica!