Costa Rica!

February 5, 2011

Are you enjoying winter? I’m not! It’s hard to believe that two weeks ago, my husband and I were in Costa Rica. The trip started out with some rainy weather. We stayed at a hotel near the Arenal volcano, but never saw the volcano because it was so overcast.

Lots and lots of rain means lots and lots of mud.

And wet shoes.

Our next destination was Monteverde. Just outside of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is the Hummingbird Gallery. We spent a lot of time there with hummingbirds buzzing by our heads as they went from feeder to feeder.

The birds were out, but it was still raining. Irish coffee helped me forget about my wet feet! Even the non-Irish coffee in Costa Rica is good – I didn’t have a bad cup the whole time we were there. They grow it, so they should know how to brew it!

We ducked out of the rain and visited a sloth sanctuary.

Sloths are so cute. How about another photo?

Despite the rain, we did see some animals, birds, and flowers.

Everyone has been asking me and the answer is no, we did not zipline. We did go on a hanging bridges walk through the jungle (in the rain).

Next, we flew to the Osa peninsula.

After the flight and a short van ride, there was an almost two-hour boat ride to our destination.

And then there was sun! And flowers!

And thorns. Now you know why they warned us not to grab any plants while we were hiking.

We stayed in this bungalow. Cute!

This is one of our lunches. The fresh juices were not to be believed! I’m not usually a big juice drinker, but I couldn’t stop drinking it. Sour guava, which wasn’t sour, was my favorite. Good thing we went on an all-day hike through Corcovado National Park to burn some calories.

I’ll leave you with a lovely beach scene and thoughts of spring.

Credit for many of the photos (the nice ones in particular) goes to my husband.


  1. These are so gorgeous! Just what I needed today…it is snowing again, probably have another four inches now…so want to be in any one of those photos of yours!! Okay, maybe not that prickly plant one…lol. Thanks for sharing, loved it.

  2. Oh wow your vacation sounds like it was amazing!! Costa Rica is definitely on my list of places to visit – thanks for sharing the pics 🙂

  3. What beautiful photgraphs! Thanks for sharing your holiday with us. (I especailly like the sloth.)

  4. This looks heavenly! We’re going to Costa Rica in a couple of months and I can’t wait! The food and the beach look amazing.

  5. Fabulous photos! I’m glad you had a wonderful trip!

  6. Have you been having as much snow as we have in the Northeast? We’re up to 70 inches, last I checked but that may have been 1 snowstorm ago so who knows what our totals are so far. Warm rain in Costa Rico looks better than snow or freezing ran any day of the week!

  7. It’s a shame you had so much rain. The photos you’ve shared with us are remarkable and the food looked awfully special. I’m new here and have spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. You’ve created a wonderful spot to visit and I’ll be back often. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  8. That looks like a splendid vacation! That’s funny that people keep asking you if you ziplined, the hanging bridges look like a neat way to get around too.

  9. looks like a great trip! the sloths are so cute

  10. Your pics of your vacation are exquisite. I think I like the birds the best but, as you say, the sloth is quite cute.

  11. Even though it rained, you were away from home and had great food! The pictures are amazing, each one better than the last. Welcome home.

  12. Wow-such beautiful photos-sounds like a wonderful time!

    Welcome home!!!!!

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