COSTA RICA

Zancudo, BBQ and Flowers Galore

Our last week in Costa Rica was packed full of visiting old and new friends and creating memories to last a lifetime. No trip to the Southern Zone of Costa Rica is not complete without a visit to Zancudo Beach.  Zancudo is a beautiful small beach town situated on a...

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Zancudo, BBQ and Flowers Galore

Golfito

Now, almost three weeks after our trip I finally found the time to sit down behind my computer and write and share more pictures about our experiences in Costa Rica.  Golfito has always felt like a second home, with views like this you can understand why.  Golfito...

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Golfito

The CR Adventure Continues

After leaving Arenal we headed to the Nicoya Peninsula to visit Nosara and Samara. We saw several HUGE cows along the way in the countryside. When we travel we try to stay off the beaten path, away from “touristy” places and especially all-inclusive hotels (not our...

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The CR Adventure Continues

Costa Rica Adventure

After a two-year hiatus from Costa Rica we were excited to be returning.  We had fun organizing and planning our trip, especially since we were going to be exploring new areas of the country that we had never visited before. We drove to the States and had a quick...

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Costa Rica Adventure

Bye Bye Costa Rica

We drove to San Jose for a few days before flying home. We are tired and have the end-of-vacation-blues.  We really don't want to go home and back to all the stresses that life and owning a business offer. We can see the airport from our hotel room.  As I stare out...

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Bye Bye Costa Rica

Back To Paradise

We are towards the end of our trip and decided that there is nowhere else we would rather spend the last few days of our trip than in Manuel Antonio. Manuel Antonio has no shortage of gorgeous views of the ocean, a fabulous jungle setting, beautiful sunsets, a wide...

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Back To Paradise

Pavones

We just spent a very relaxing few days in Pavones, which is a small surf town that is very "casual", if you wear anything more than your bathing suit and flip flops you are over-dressed.  Pavones is about two hours south of Golfito and  known for having the second...

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Pavones

This Town Is Our Town

The Go Go's have a song called “This Town”. The lyrics go, This town is our town, this town so glamorous. Golfito is anything but glamorous, but for some reason we associate this song with Golfito.  Dave loves to refer to Golfito as “a dirty little port town" and...

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This Town Is Our Town

Bird-Brained

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...

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Bird-Brained

Over the River and Through the Woods

Over the river and through the woods (jungle), to San Vito we go.  San Vito is a small mountain town that is close to Panama and was founded by Italians in 1952. We woke up this morning ready to get in the car and go exploring and get out of the heat.  San Vito was...

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Over the River and Through the Woods

What a Wonderful World

It is hard to be in Costa Rica and not appreciate the beauty that surrounds you. One of our favorite songs is What A Wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong.  It is hard not to sing the lyrics to that song while enjoying the beauty that surrounds us.  "I see skies of...

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What a Wonderful World

Sunsets and Hammocks Make Me Happy

Sunsets and hammocks make me happy.   Oh yeah, and a good chicken dinner too. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.  The food here is so fresh. The vegetables, the fruit, the meat, everything. It gives new meaning to "organic" and "farm to table". Friends make me happy...

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Sunsets and Hammocks Make Me Happy

Golfito

We arrived in Golfito a few days ago, which is located on the Pacific Coast side of Costa Rica, about an hour north of Panama. The drive is always amazing with views of the ocean and lush green jungle, thanks to all the rain the southern zone gets every year.  This...

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Golfito

Last Day in Manuel Antonio

This has been our setting for breakfast this whole week, it has been a great way to start each morning with gorgeous views of the jungle while being able to see and hear birds singing and monkeys calling.  It is dry season in Costa Rica and it has been quite warm...

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Last Day in Manuel Antonio

Monkeying Around

Walking back to our room from breakfast today we saw a large group of white capuchin monkeys. We scrambled really quickly to get our iPad and camera out. There were about 20 in the group and 2 were mommies carrying their babies. What an amazing sight. ...

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Monkeying Around

The Beach Fixes Everything

I firmly believe that the ocean has magical powers and can fix just about anything.  I got sick right before we left for Costa Rica and it has carried over into the trip.   There is something about the sun, sand and ocean that makes everything right in the world....

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The Beach Fixes Everything

Just Another Day in Paradise…Manuel Antonio

Our favorite hotel to stay in Manuel Antonio is called Costa Verde. It sits on top of a cliff where views are breathtaking and it is amazing to see where the jungle meets the ocean. It is a daily occurrence to see a wide varieties of birds, iguanas and of course...

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Just Another Day in Paradise…Manuel Antonio

Let the Relaxation Begin

After a tiring red eye flight, we landed in San Jose, Costa Rica early. Customs and immigration were a breeze. Everything was going smoothly, until the rental car company "forgot" to pick us up at the airport and then was sold out of the car that we reserved online...

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Let the Relaxation Begin