Month: March 2015

Today was an amazing adrenaline sandwich between two pieces of “nature” bread. Morning started with a serene walk through a cloud forest.  True to form, the clouds rolled into the forest.  Didn’t see any mammals but a lot of cool birds and our guide’s love of flora and fauna and moisture was contagious.
Another transit day…van, boat, van this time. Really beautiful boat ride through the lake and met this random family whose dad sounds like Barack Obama.
Second day of adventuring around La Fortuna was white water rafting class 3 and 4 in Sarapiquí river!  Also, the guide was as hot as the weather and as exciting as the rapids…unfortunately, no pics of him.
Amazing morning spent canyoneering…i.e., rapelling down waterfalls and soaring down 200 feet, followed by delicious food.
Time for another travel day…en route to La Fortuna, the Queenstown NZ of Costa Rica, aka the home of adventure sports.
The different areas of Costa Rica have been so distinct and Sarapiqui Rain Forest is no exception (even though that sounds like an oxymoron).
Had a great day with wildlife spotting. First, from a kayak at 6 am, then on a short afternoon walk. It’s awesome being in nature.
Delicious breakfast after wildlife kayaking starting at 6 am! Doesn’t matter since howler monkeys began howling at 4 am! Saw all three monkey species (howler, spider, Capuchin), caimans, lizards, toucans, and herons while kayaking in a beautiful forest on a gorgeous day. Can’t complain!
Today was another travel day. About every other day we take multiple modes of transportation for about 5 to 6 hours to get to the next amazingly beautiful place.
Pura Vida!  Costa Rica is all about going slow and pura vida, which translates into pure life but basically means being happy.  What better place to come to find happiness… Puerto Viejo is on the Caribbean coast and a mix of Jamaica and rain forest and yoga and marine/wild life and backpacker beach town and […]
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