Sunday, January 21, 2007

Impressions from the Costa Rica Trip

I went with Amy to Costa Rica for eight days and we had an amazing time there. Below are a few images of our trip.

Getting ready for the 4 hour flight from Atlanta to Costa Rica.

Just outside the Vulcano Lodge in La Fortuna

Heading out into the rain forrest to hike down to a waterfall

Wow, it is a jungle out there

The area is truly stunning and there are several waterfalls

Some of the bridges required a bit of self confidence

Enjoying a nice meal of central American cuisine

We took a horse tour to the Vulcano early on the second day

Our guide was very patient and pointed out lots of animals including a Tucan

During a break of driving around Lake Arenal on day 3

We even got to enjoy a good German meal on our trip

We kept pushing higher and higher and tough gravel roads to get to Monteverde and the most stunning rain forrest

Arriving at our Lodge in Monteverde our blue Peugeot 206 was the only non SUV

Dressed up to go on the most amazing zipline tour early on day 4

Some of the Selvatura ziplines were very long with a spectacular view

Checking out a massive insect collection in the Selvatura Park in Santa Elena

We also got to enjoy a beautiful hummingbird garden in Selvatura

On the 5th day on the way to the beach we saw a great rainbow

Our bungalow in Tamarindo

Amy enjoying fresh coconut juice on the beach

The beach in Tamarindo was not very busy at all

Yes, that is a very beautiful beach

Amy had ventured out to a great rock at another beach in Tamarindo

And the waves came crashing down on her :-)

On the 6th day we headed to Jaco Beach and saw all kinds of traffic

Looking down from a bridge to where lots of crocodiles hang out

Yeah, these guys look like they would bite

Our hotel in Jaco Beach was only half a block from the beach and had great food

The beach in Playa Jaco was very quiet too and temps were quite hot

No matter where you looked the beaches were not too busy

On the 7th day we headed to San Jose and on the way Amy made friends with an Iguana

Leaf cutting ants seem to be everywhere and they are amazing

Some trees seem to make us look quite small

The last night we stayed at theGrand Hotel in downtown San Jose

Eventually every trip must come to an end and we await our flight to Atlanta

One last look past our plane to the stunning Costa Rican landscape


joeblogs said...

Costa Rica looks like a very cool place to go.

Wheeknee said...

Wow! It looks like you had a great time. But I do feel sorry for the little horse...