Several months ago, I remarked to my niece, Dawn, that Nick and I had not seen her and her husband for several years. Rather than them returning to Connecticut to visit us, or us visiting them in Texas, I asked if there was anywhere they’d like to go that the four of us might enjoy together. They suggested Costa Rica. As Coast Rica was on Nick’s Bucket List, we decided to meet there. Continue reading Our Trip to Costa Rica, Starting Off
On Friday morning Nick and I walked through the hotel’s fantastic gardens before breakfast. Take a look at some of the beautiful flowers we saw.
Continue reading Day 2 Friday March 18, 2016
We left our hotel in San Jose, heading west for Zoo Ave, a wildlife rescue center. At this facility, injured birds and other wildlife are rehabilitated so that they can be released back into the wild. Continue reading Day 3 Saturday March 19, 2016
Today we went north to Rio Frio (Cold River, which it is not), for a “wildlife jungle cruise.” Previously, the only ‘Jungle Cruise’ we had ever been on was the one at Disney World. There we spent an hour on line for a five minute ride through a man-made jungle filled with mechanical animals. Here we spent two hours in a boat seeing some of the most magnificent creatures on the planet on both sides of the river! Continue reading Day 4 Sunday March 20, 2016
We left Arenal Springs and went west, stopping at Mistico Hanging Bridges, a series of fifteen suspension bridges interspersed through a private park in the rainforest. Our tour members had a choice between four activities. We could remain at the entry and enjoy the view of Arenal Volcano, or walk half a mile to the first bridge and then turn around, or walk halfway through the bridges and then turn around, or walk the two mile loop with a guide through the rainforest. Continue reading Day 5: Monday March 21, 2016
I awoke fully congested, but I was determined not to let that keep me from any of the day’s activities. Luckily, this day was to be spent completely at the resort. Continue reading Day 6: Tuesday March 22, 2016
We began returning eastward. Our bus took us through cattle ranches, which we found fascinating. At home, all the cattle are of the same breed, while here, many different breeds of cattle graze together. Continue reading Day 7: Wednesday March 23, 2016
The highlight of the morning was to be a visit to Manuel Antonio National Park, a nature habitat for the white face monkey, the rare squirrel monkey, and many tropical birds.
Continue reading Day 8: Thursday March 24, 2016
In order to get our 6 AM flight, we left for the airport at 3. Our cab arrived promptly. Nick told me that he was going to check our tickets to find out the number of the flight’s terminal. The driver said, “Excuse me, sir. We are a small country. We have only one terminal.”
Our flight home was turbulent, but our ride home from Newark Airport back to Connecticut was placid. We have lovely photos and memories of Costa Rica. ¡Pura Vida!
Here are the Photos of our trip! http://pisarro.org/CostaRica2016