Our time in Golfito is coming to a close. Time seems to fly by so quickly while we are on vacation, but we have had some much needed rest, relaxation and fun!  

Any vacation in Costa Rica includes mosquito, no-see-um chigger and occasionally a spider bite. The bugs have feasted on me (what else is new), but I have learned that it is just part of traveling in the tropics.

Dave brought down a machete and bought some rubber boots at a local store here in town. He was so excited to swing the machete around a bit on our property and he even stopped on the side of the road and was able to get us a huge bundle of bananas. Most farmers or caretakers have machetes and rubber boots on at all times.  I joked with Dave that he looked the part of a local “campesino” (farmer). 

We really love to hike around the Americana Zone because of all the big trees and all the different types of birds that live/hide in them.  We immediately saw some parrots and scarlet macaws, both types of birds are really loud and hard to miss. Birds are a tricky thing to capture with a camera, they love to hide in the shade of the trees, behind branches or fly away just as you are ready to take the shot. Below is a Red-lored parrot.

When we weren’t hiking or napping you could always find me on the dock, overlooking the water and listening to music.  I could waste hours just staring at the water.  Today while “wasting” time I heard a large racket and knew that there were some parrots and scarlet macaws flying overhead.  I ran into my hotel room to grab my camera and hurried to capture some birds; I feel like I hot the jackpot.

Scarlet Macaw

Red-lored Parrots

Lineated Woodpecker

Boat-billed Flycatcher

Rusty-margined Flycatcher


At the end of the day, I took my front row seat and the sky gave yet another beautiful display. I never get sick of the sunsets. Life is good!

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