Finally! I'm back with my laptop and can start to share my Costa Rica adventure with you all! Last week I packed up all my mermaid tees and bikinis and headed on out of the country to Costa Rica! I was excited (but also nervous about the snakes…) and couldn't wait to see what the country had in store for me. Since each day was jammed pack with adventures, I'll be doing one post for each day spent there.
On the first day, we flew from LAX to San Jose, Costa Rica. Once we landed we met out driver for the week, Randal! A Costa Rica native, Randal was able to show us some unique local secrets. The first one was the Crocodile River shown above. Hundreds of these dinosaurs inhabit the river and spend their days sunbathing, swimming, and eating snacks thrown down to them. The local restaurant is said to toss food in to attack more tourists, but you can also easily buy a live (yes, live) chicken and toss it over the bridge (we didn't partake in this tradition). The bridge has a low railing that children could easily climb over and peering over the side was done so with great caution. Unfortunately, Randal told us that a man had recently committed suicide by jumping over the bridge… Not the warmest welcoming, but I was already EXTREMELY curious about the country.
Costa Rica (as well as my pictures) only got progressively more beautiful as the day went on.
We stayed at the Alma del Pacifico Beach hotel for the week, a wonderful resort that you'll see more of in future posts.
Our front door for the week! Each "room" had their own patio and private garden! It was like walking through a manicured jungle.
The design above was created by adorable little crabs! To create their tunnel homes, the crabs need to dig! They take their tiny little claws and make a little ball of sand. Next, they have to scurry out and dump the ball of sand. They continue to do this until their tunnel is large enough to suit their needs =) You can see the tiny balls of sand and the crabs' "foot prints" spiraling away from their homes all along the beach.