we finally finished our first independent project at palo verde after a couple nights of backbreaking work, so our professors took us to the beach for two nights - a well-deserved break and our first ‘weekend’ on this trip. we had to hike 7mi to get to playa naranjo, but it was definitely worth it. i’ve been to so many beautiful beaches in southeast asia, but this was the most isolated untouched beach i’ve ever been to, and it was great to be the only people out on the sand.
anyway, took a lot of pictures, built some sandcastles, etc. etc. i’ll let you know when our next independent project starts, at our next field station - monteverde!