Very recently I was lucky enough to visit the beautiful country of Costa Rica for a family holiday. We were celebrating big birthdays and new additions to the family and were all in need of a bit of R&R! Though, I must say that it looks like I got a bit more of the R&R than intended and forgot about my camera much of the time. However, when I could drag myself away from the beach, pool and the wildlife I managed to get some shots for you to see!
If you haven’t been before, you must add this country to the top of your list! The people are incredibly friendly, the country is very safe, the wildlife is amazing and all around you and the scenery is just beautiful. Though naively I thought that the whole country was somewhat of a rainforest, we ended up staying in a very dry part which looked a bit like Africa. However, closer to the coast things got a bit greener and we were able to make a couple trips out to the more rainforesty areas.
Waking up to the dawn chorus every morning was like nothing else. Parrots squawking away along with howler monkeys making prehistoric sounds make it hard not to wake up early. The jetlag definitely helped! Though I loathe waking up early while at home, it is my absolute favorite thing to do while on holiday. Who can resist a cup of tea and a good book in the early hours before the rest of the house is awake?
We did a little bit of everything while in Costa Rica, however most of it was centered around the wildlife. It was hard not to care about it when it is almost everywhere you look. The little white faced capuchin monkeys were my favorite, swinging from the trees right behind our house. However, when I think of Costa Rica, I think of colorful birds and I was hoping to see at least one toucan before I left. After a lovely rainforest hike with a few waterfalls to cool off in, we were able to a few toucans eating mangoes high upi in the trees and it was just amazing. Toucan Sam crossed off the list!
I feel like we were only about to scratch the surface of what Costa Rica has to offer and hope that I’ll be able to return again one day to see more!