Hello dear friends!
It was simply AMAZING!
What else can you ask for? Beautiful hikes to unspoiled Caribbean beaches with unbelievably clean water, climbing challenging mountains ending at massive waterfalls and taking a shower or even swimming in natural pools in the middle of the lush rainforest.
And every day, at any moment, spotting all kinds of animals, including howler monkeys, cappuccino monkeys, sloths, toucn, pelican, raptor, king vulture, red and green frogs, colorful lizards and iguanas and of course we can’t forget the armadillos.
We were surprised by the amount of primary rainforest that still remains, with majestic trees and so much diversity.
During the two fantastic weeks, in the company of our great groups we kayaked on the ocean and up river, snorkeled on incredible coral reefs, surfed on perfect waves, took fun bike rides by the ocean, breathtaking zip lines and much more.
When we practiced yoga we were serenaded by howler monkeys and saccades!
The cultural side of this region is so interesting to experience.The Bribri indigenous people still keep their ancient traditions and lifestyle and they showed us how they use different plants for medicinal purposes and handcrafts. The Afro Caribbean people were equally inspiring and showed us how to dance to the sound of Calypso!
We left Costa Rica with a sweet taste in our mouths and the certainty that we will be back next year for more adventures.
After Costa Rica we visited New York City. We must confess that it took us a while to adapt and keep up with the city rush, but in the end we understood what’s behind all those t-shirts with the inscription “I LOVE NY”. We ended up loving it! What an amazing city! We spent only a few days checking out the tourist sites and busy with some work commitments. Unfortunately we couldn’t get in touch with all of our New Yorker friends, but for sure we will be back sooner than later, as from Costa Rica it’s just a short hop, and hopefully we can meet everyone. Now we’re hoping to make a trip to California one day….we have the USA bug!
All of our dreams little by little are becoming true, so we will keep on dreaming!
Martin and Adriana