We decided to head to Dominical to catch some waves. There's not much to the town, so if you don't surf, we don't see the draw for tourists. The surf was pretty good, constant and long (just the way we like them) and with the mountains and jungle backdrop, and the long deserted beaches, made it our little piece of paradise. The highlight was looking behind and seeing two humpback whales breaching and slapping their fins against the water, entertaining us for 30 minutes like something out of a 'SeaWorld Show'. Unbelievable. Never would have thought we'd be surfing with wild whales. It's one of the highlights of our Central America trip. Still in shock as to what we witnessed. National Geographic eat your heart out!
In the afternoon, surprisingly given it's the dry season, a tropical storm started. We ended up having showers in the rain and then had a BBQ under the van's canopy, whilst parked up on the beach, watching the lightening over the sea. At night, we drove the 150km to Puerto Jimenez. It's paved all the way, but be prepared for windy roads and foggy patches if you drive in the dark.