It was a bit of a celebration, I had just completed a criss-cross route down the length of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula.
I work up early, the locals had mentioned hiking along the surf at low tide to find “El Charro Falls” which cascade right onto the sands of Cocolito Beach.
After a couple hours in the hot sun, I reached a rocky point that jutted out into the Gulf of Nicoya.
It forced me to hike inland, at first all seemed well, but then I started to head north away from the beach into the jungle.
Determined to find the Falls, I cut back in a “Westerly” direction, my little trail fading towards the beach.
I could see a cliff ahead with the blue water beyond.
As I pushed my way past the last shrubs to the edge it opened up to this view of my own private beach.
I spent much of the day next to this solo palm… the kind of secluded tropical playa we all dream of finding!
Captured in 1999 on Kodachrome 25, Nikon F3, Nikkor 50mm 1.4
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