Yes, I found it necessary to be walking to the beach a couple short blocks away as the sun is coming up around 6 am, and once there, it is off with the flip flops and dipping into the surf. The water temp is not bad in case you are wondering. I walk about a mile to Tamarindo where the winds are in good position for the surfers to be out. I'm not alone either. Beachfront restaurants are opening, the fishermen are heading out and life is getting underway for another day in paradise.
I never count the miles round trip to the condo, although I will estimate it near 3 give or take with a detour or two.