BC: ¡Pura Vida!
1: I really enjoyed all the plants in Costa Rica.. This was taken at the Country Inn & Suites in San José.
2: At Braulio Carrillo National Park, we hiked through the rain forest and saw many new and different plants, including the sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) at the top left.
4: We traveled to Sarapiquí, the town our host family lived by, and we stopped by a frutería. Then, we headed to the community of El Roble.
5: The house that my family lived in.
6: Sarah and I went on a walk to the Sarapiquí River with the kids, Dylan and Steven, and their mom, Melissa.
8: Staying with the family for three days was one of the highlights of the trip!
10: Going to the Malekus Indian Reserve was very interesting, and we learned a lot about their culture.
11: The waterfall at La Fortuna was absolutely breathtaking!
12: La Fortuna Waterfall
13: Arenal Observatory Lodge
14: While we were staying at Arenal, we all went ziplining through the rain forest. It was really fun! We also saw sloths and sampled some chocolate at the Tirimbina Reserve.
15: The group walking across a hanging bridge.
16: The Danaus Eco Center had some cool flora and fauna, including Costa Rica's national bird, the yigüirro (robin).
17: The hot springs near Arenal were a lot of fun and very relaxing.
19: As we traveled to the Pacific coast, we saw beautiful scenery and the last of the cloud forest.
20: Kayla and I by an ox cart. | The morpho butterfly and blue hummingbird were at El Cocuro Reserve. | We saw 2 red macaws!
21: While staying at La Casitas Eclipse, we saw monkeys, swam in the pool, and ate at a restaurant with an airplane in it!
23: I took surfing lessons at the public beach near Mañuel Antonio. I got up the first time, and I really enjoyed it!
24: INCREDIBLE | The private beach named Mañuel Antonio was very serene, and the ocean was like a wave pool. There were monkeys on the beach, too.
25: We said goodbye to our wonderful guide and bus driver. I really loved my trip to Costa Rica. ¡Pura Vida!