During our week long adventure to the beautiful Costa Rica we had the privilege of staying in a gated community on Playa Grande thanks to the recommendations of some friends who had gone before. Not only was staying on Playa Grande the BEST decision ever, but Playa Grande may be one of the BEST places on earth in general. We loved every moment of our relaxing stay on this quaint, quiet beach.
It was so neat, during the day you would be on the beach and be the ONLY person for as far as you could see. At sunset, you would be surrounded by the whole community ready to embrace the awe of the sunset. It truly was paradise and Josh and I were extremely sad when it came time to say our goodbyes.
Upon saying our goodbyes to the neighbors, beach, and shells, one particular goodbye we had to make sure to embrace was this lovely place shown above. Wil*Mart! Now, I know what you're thinking "Silly, you have just misspelled Wal*Mart. We have those here in the U.S." No! No! No! Completely, uniquely different!
Wil*Mart, owned by a man named Wilburt, was the tiny convenient grocery on the beach. It was just large enough to hold all the household necessities and wants and attached was a magnificent restaurant/bar. We stopped by on our first day there to pick up a few things and ended up going back daily just to pick up some more things, make reservations, say hello to Wilburt and feel like a local (even though we of course were not).
If you ever go to Costa Rica not only do I recommend staying on Playa Grande and experiencing it's remote beauty, but I definitely recommend checking in with Wil*Mart, eating at their restaurant (make sure to check out their Jazz/Reggae nights & the Mahi-Mahi), and enjoying the quaintness of what this paradise and it's people have to offer.
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