S: Our Honeymoon Costa Rica - September 2011
FC: Our Honeymoon Costa Rica - September 2011
1: Three months following our Air Force wedding in Colorado, we took some time off for a fun and relaxing honeymoon in Costa Rica. DAY 1 - We arrived at the Juan Santamaria Airport and were met by a nice man that took us to pick up our rental car. We then drove 3 hours to our first resort overlooking Arenal Volcano. | Costa Rica
2: Arenal Nayara Hotel and Gardens, a luxury boutique hotel, greeted us with tropical drinks and this..... | Champagne for us Newlyweds!
3: Our balcony with jacuzzi hot tub, hammock, and beautiful rainforest wood chairs facing directly into the Costa Rican rainforest - PURA VIDA! | We couldn't wait to wake up the next morning!
4: Arenal Volcano
5: We were blown away at the beauty of Arenal Volcano.. It did not end there as we geared up to arrive at our first resort.
6: Day 2 The next day, we woke up early and took in the natural beauty surrounding us at Arenal Nayara.
7: Thanks to the diversity of the eco-systems found in Costa Rica, the plant life is amazing! There are more than 9,000 species of vascular plants and over 900 species of trees.
8: After an incredible breakfast, we geared up for a private canopy (zip-lining) tour, tarzan swing, and romantic horseback ride.
10: From the top of the water's surface, you can see Molokini Island and the backs of our new friends.
11: Beauty around Nayara!
12: La Fortuna Waterfall Alajuela, Costa Rica
13: DAY 3 We hiked through jungle greenery to find ourselves amongst the La Fortuna Waterfall plummeting some 200 feet into an emerald pool below. The water was chilly but that did not stop Kurt from making his way into the heart of the action!
14: Hanging Bridges Hike Day 4
15: Beautiful life discovered on our hanging bridges hike through the Rainforest
16: Hilton Papagayo Resort Guanacaste, Costa Rica Day 5
17: After passing by Lake Arenal on our drive, we went through a few small towns that allowed us to see the people of Costa Rica and the beautiful country side that existed. A few hours later, we arrived on the Northwest coast to our next resort, The Hilton Papagayo where an all-inclusive package awaited us along the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica. | White-nosed Coati These guys were strolling around the resort everyday!
18: Beaches of Costa Rica Day 6
20: Monteverde Cloud Forest Day 8 | La Paz Waterfall & Gardens
21: Wildife Refuge at the Peace Lodge
22: The Peace Lodge Voted one of the eight most romantic Honeymoon destinations in the world by Travel Channel. This place was pure serenity! Our room was amazing - spacious, cozy, and with TWO waterfall showers and jacuzzi tubs. We were blown away to say the least. We couldn't have picked a better place to spend our last days in Costa Rica!
24: DAY 10 We saved the best adventure for last.... Tropical Bungee - San Jose, Costa RIca | Kurt became part of the Addicts Club because he did a second jump. It was not forwards but a flip backwards!
25: 256 feet drop to the bottom of the Colorado River Bridge