There is so much more amazing-ness in the last few days of our trip that I haven’t yet shared. I fear I will never do them justice. Click through to see just a few notes that I feel should be left behind for posterity’s sake.
Though we spent 10 days at our villa, I wasn’t ready to leave. However. I was really really excited about fulfilling my lifelong dream of seeing a live volcano. In person. The road promised to be a bit adventurous, as roads in Costa Rica tend to be. But I found it to be more lovely… Continue reading Costa Rica: Day 11 – The Road to Arenal
[Psst: Hey Dad! I took this picture with that new lens. Cool, huh?] We tried to go snorkeling our next to last day in Playa Hermosa, but missed the boat by a few minutes. So instead we decided to find Guaitil, an artisans’ village where a native group of people fire pottery in the Chorotega… Continue reading Costa Rica: Day 9 – The Best Day
An exhilirating way to enjoy the awesomeness of Costa Rica is a Canopy Tour. The one we took – Witch’s Rock Canopy Tour – was a series of zip lines, ladders, trails and hanging bridges way high up in the tops of the trees. While we didn’t get to see Witch’s Rock, it was still… Continue reading Costa Rica: Day 8 – Canopy Tour
(One of the coolest!!) Never did I expect to spend a day where the earth steams, burps and weeps. But it does at Parque Nacional Volcan Rincon de la Vieja. This national park covers 55 sq miles around a massive volcano (the book says it has nine craters!) and promises an abundance of wildlife along… Continue reading Costa Rica: Day 5 – Rincon de la Vieja
It would have been nice to spend Inaugaration Day, say, in the U.S., but it was pretty great watching President Obama get sworn in from, say, the edge of a plunge pool under a palm tree. And so Day 4 launched us into a new Americanism and started our string of (many) beaches. Jump through… Continue reading Costa Rica: Days 4, 6, 7, 8 & 10 – Viva la Beaches
It goes without saying that one day of complete relaxation was essential before embarking on more adventures. Though we didn’t realize that our plan to see Santa Rosa National Park would be one. This park, near Liberia on the Pan-American Highway, offered some trails, a historic Hacienda, and an illicit runway built by Oliver North… Continue reading Costa Rica: Day 3 – The Waiver Road
My notes on day 2 involve breakfast tacos, walking to the beach, drinking beer, reading Bonsai by Alenjandro Zambra, J watching football, and the note above. Not too shabby.
This bottom part of a banana bunch reminded me of the Muppet Janice. What creature does it remind you of?
Whilst “finding” (quite literally) our way to the coffee plantation and back to Hwy 1, and whilst gripping the door handles as we careened along the Pan-American Highway, we two gringos clearly recognized that the King of Beers of Costa Rica title is being duked out between Pilsen and Imperial. We vowed that our task… Continue reading Costa Rica: Day 1 – The Rest of the Story