|View of the beach from the restaurant terrace|
Since it was still such a beautiful day outside and we hadn't taken advantage of the pool, we dumped our things into the room, grabbed some towels and headed into the warm, empty pool. The pool has two swim-up bars and two really shallow areas with chaise loungers in the water. We did a fair bit of wallowing, floating, sunning, and resting in the pool until Mike was beginning to feel a bit baked (and both of us were getting hungry).
We headed out and stopped at Outback Jack's for lunch. It's very much pub/bar type food and it felt very Americanized with all the junk hung on the walls and ceilings; however it was open and had more than one other customer there.
After lunch, we made a quick stop at a nearby supermarket. Since we were leaving the hotel early in the morning, we needed sustenance for the trip back to the airport. We grabbed some rolls, yogurt, and soda then came back to the hotel and packed up.
We grabbed dinner at the hotel and spent the rest of the night just hanging out and reading. Sometime in the early evening, we both noticed the bed shaking. We both shrugged it off as a big truck passing by but found out the next day that Costa Rica was hit with a 5.9-magnitude earthquake. Fortunately it hit pretty deep in the earth so there wasn't a lot of damage. We were about 60 miles away from the quake and still felt the tremors.