We had such a great time in Costa Rica!
We stayed in the area of Tamarindo. And we saw so many incredible sights!
From the greens of the meadows and jungles to the blues and turquoises of the
ocean. In the water were large formations of black rock. We believe it was lava
that was cooled by the ocean a long time ago. We went to one beach that
just went forever! The tide was out and there were so many different things to
look at. We all love to look for different shells and sea glass. So, we spent
quite a bit of time looking around. Lots of white shells, not so much glass.
But as we were looking we started to find living sand dollars! And when we
looked closer there were hundreds of them! Just under the surface of the sand.
It was really and awesome sight! Here is one that is just starting to hide under the sand.
And when they get completely under the sand it looks like this. And when you
looked back at the beach you could see all these little groupings of holes.
They were all sand dollars! It was really crazy!
We stayed at a wonderful house and the owner, Tatiana was just great
she put up with a lot from our crew. But her house is really nice with a
beautiful pool and a view of the golf course that the cows roam around all day
There were so many interesting things to do in Costa Rica, it was really
hard for us to narrow it down to what we ALL wanted to do. In the end we
did the mud baths, hot springs, zip lining(which was really so much fun!!),
horseback riding, a sunset cruise and hanging out at the beach and pool.
This was at the hot springs and the water was so hot! I wasn't sure
were actually going to make it all the way in. But we all did and it was nice
once you were in. Well for a minute or two.
We went on a sunset cruise and got to do some snorkeling and saw a very
One of the things we were all looking forward to was seeing the monkeys,
they were supposed to everywhere! Well it took us a couple days, but we
finally found them! And they were so loud! Hanging in the trees with their legs
just hanging down from the branches. They were very funny.
So all in all we really had a great trip, a wonderful adventure that I know
we will all remember for the rest of our lives. It really is nice to be able to
go on these trips with your family and just enjoy having everyone together.
Oh and the necklaces I made for all the girls.....they loved them!!