After having a few scandalous days in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica I thought that was going to be it (at least until I got to Europe). I really thought okay this happened because I am in a very gay friendly town and one that actually has gay bars/clubs and hotels. Well I thought wrong… WAY WRONG. I had already spent a few days in Isla de Ometepe and was loving it. I had spent the 1st night drinking and chatting with a drag queen. The next few days I spent them around the island just relaxing and enjoying the towns. It was the last night though that was freaking crazy.
I made more friends at the hostel that had an itinerary like mine (well that they were leaving Isla de Ometepe the next day and heading to Granada). I love it when I have a travel buddy on my transportation days (such an ease of mind). So a local who invited us to dinner joined us on our last night on the island. We were at dinner having some great conversations and a few drinks, when the idea of spending the night on the beach came up. The local Luis was awesome, he told us it was possible to do so and that he would help us get everything together. I automatically was in because hello spending the night on the beach would be fucking awesome. Plus they had mentioned buying a big bottle of “Flor de Cana” .
After we got everything together it was time to make our way to Luis’s house because from there we would go to a near by beach. My friend Lucero and me were dropped off first. When we were dropped off Luis roommate came out and Luis introduced us to him. We will say his name is “Tyler” (its what I am going to name them all for privacy). While we waited for Luis to bring everyone else Lucero and me chatted with Tyler. From the moment I met him I thought he was cute and after chatting with him I loved his personality. He was so nice, sweet and funny. He also mentioned that he got scared very easily. I honestly did not think anything would happen; I thought he was straight.
Finally everyone arrived we gathered everything we needed and made our way to the beach. It was pitch black and we were making our way with some small flashlights. After a long walk we made it too the small beach we were going to camp out at. We started a small fire and settled around it. We began to drink and sing music and play the instruments Natali and Lucero brought with them around the camp fire.
I do not even know how it came up, but Luis found out I was gay and then informed out loud that his friend Tyler was liberal as well. I asked Lucero does that mean he is on my team or what does that mean? I am not one to hit on a straight guy that is just not for me. So after a bit longer the insinuations got a bit stronger so I played along. After the rum was over and everyone was buzzing someone (not me) had the genius idea of saying everyone has to get in the water. I did not want to go in. I was scared as shit, it was pitch black and the middle of the night. Then “Tyler” mentioned we could keep each other company in the water. I then thought score now I know for sure he is on my team and interested. So we all stripped to our underwear and got in the lake. Once in the lake we all stayed together and made our way deep into the lake. I made sure I was next to Tyler and told him I was scared and too hold me. When I told him that he did. I thought “OMG THIS CAN NOT BE GOOD”. We held on too each other and separated ourselves from the group.
While away from the group we started chatting, got to know each other a bit more, and well one thing led to the next. Before I knew it we were kissing and then somehow both ended up naked frolicking around in the middle of the lake. I couldn’t believe what was happening, but I was loving it. Then we saw everyone go back in so we decided it was time to back in as well. Once we were on the beach we spent a few hours just chatting and then decided to get away from the group again. While away from the group we enjoyed a scandalous night under the stars.
The next morning when I woke up Tyler was already gone (he had told me had school in the morning) and I was lying next to Natali all curled up under the blanket. It was crazy cold through out the night. Everyone wanted to stay a bit longer on the beach but I was ready to pack my bags and say goodbye to Isla de Ometepe. So I decided to walk back to the hostel shower and try to nap before heading to Granada with everyone. Now the group has slowly dissolved as everyone has made their way to other places. THis night will go down as one of the best so far on my trip. It was amazing to spend the night under the stars on the beach with everyone, but especially for the small moment in time I enjoyed it with Tyler by myside. So yeah after Isla de Ometepe my kiss and skinny dipping count have gone up by one each. We’ll have to wait and see when it will go up again, because it hasn’t yet.