Costa Rica was one of the most stunning countries we have ever visited. We started with a Road Trip, which included visits to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Jaguar Rescue Center and our favorite The Sloth Sanctuary. Though the middle of the country we saw SO much green. People were friendly and we always felt safe.
Even with all the new development going on you can easily find your own space here. At our house sit we can go the whole day not hearing any cars or other humans activity, just howler monkeys, toucans and other jungle sounds. We can even hear the ocean from our back porch, despite it being miles away! No traffic here! You understand the appeal of coming down here to get away from it all.
So we thought we would post a Costa Rica Photo Essay together of show some of beauty we saw while we were here. We had a great time and loved every minute of it.
Beautiful Beach in Manuel Antonio National Park
There are hundreds of different wildflowers in the Costa Rican jungles
Hanging Bridge over a jungle valley
White Lilly stands out in a sea of green
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis bird looking out over the world
The Poison Dart Frog. For a tiny frog it makes one hell of a noise!
Dead still Caiman awaits his prey
A blue and yellow Macraw is definitely not a bird that hides from the world. It is both noisy and colorful, which draws the attention of everyone!
A sloth quietly (and very slowly!) nibbles away at his lunch.
Beautiful blue butterflies fill the air at the Butterfly House at the La Paz Waterfall Garden
One of the stunning waterfalls at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens
A butterfly rests for a minute before spreading it’s wings
Costa Rica’s shell beach (Playa Conchal) is sheltered in a bay meaning nice clear water and few waves.
One of the many jungle walks we did. We don’t remember many flat sections! But the views were well worth it.
Another hanging bridge. This one much higher, with stunning views, it you’re game to look down!
More stairs on our jungle walk. But as you can see the beautiful green surroundings make you feel apart of nature.
One of the most beautiful birds in the world, the Toucan. Every morning we woke up to the sound of these guys chatting to their mates.
This is the look Nicole got when she asked the Howler Monkey to keep quiet while she was trying to nap.
Sunset from our house sit in Costa Rica. Yep, life is tough!
And this brings an end to our Costa Rica Photo Essay. Hope you enjoyed!
Have you been to Costa Rica? Which was your favorite part?