I received our placement today! We will stay in La Cruz, a "tiny hilltop town" close to the Nicaraguan border. This is where I will teach English and the girls and I will live with a host family for four weeks. La Cruz is known for its pristine beaches and excellent surfing. One website has this to say: "Though there is not much to see in this rural town, there are a number of good markets out here in addition to quite a few sodas." Haha. Ruah does love soda. We will definitely want to find access to a 4x4 vehicle, as it appears to be necessary for accessing many of the nearby beaches. Here are some pics...
This rural school serves a small population of students at mostly primary and secondary grades.
Playa Junquillal, La Cruz
A street in town.
A view from above.
La Cruz on the Costa Rica map.
Sarah Pemberton is a teacher, a writer, and the founder of Write Now!. Sarah lives in Portland, Oregon with her two daughters.