Summer Vacay & Costa Rica

Hi friends! It's been a WHILE - but I promise I have a good excuse... Hubby and I took a trip to Costa Rica!  It. was. wonderful and amazing! A great way to kick off summer vacation, for sure.

We spent half our time in the Arenal region near La Fortuna.  Our hotel was near the volcano there - stunning, stunning, stunning.  We loved the area, the people were friendly, and the resort had delicious food.  While there, we were very adventurous! We zip-lined, rappelled down waterfalls and canyons, and went white water rafting.  

 There was a lot of wildlife right on the property including a beautiful butterfly garden...

And even a couple of crocodiles! Yowsers!

On our way to our second hotel we even saw a sloth crawling along the side of the road.

The second half of the trip we spent on the Central Pacific Coast near Jaco.  The beaches were lovely and we were literally in the middle of the jungle.  Hubby went running a couple of times there, and got some good shots - including this millipede!!! Gross, right??

The sunsets were spectacular along the coast there. We even hiked out to that bit of land you see there - on the other side was a beautiful white sand beach!

On the way back to the airport, we stopped along a local River that apparently has one of the largest population of crocodiles per square mile in the world!

Overall it was one of the best trips we've ever been on.  I was nervous about going, but I'm so glad I did.

I promise to blog more now that I'm back - and to get some new freebies on here!!

Hope you're all enjoying your summer!


  1. Wow! That sounds like an amazing vacation. My hubby & I thought about vacationing there this year, but had to save that idea for next year. It looks absolutely beautiful!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. Hi Lisa! I'm sure you would love it! We used a great vacation website called It was really affordable. :) A great thing to plan for next summer.


  2. I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Costa Rica! Looks like an amazing trip- I'm so jealous!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

    1. Hi Jenny, You definitely should someday! Hope you're having a great summer!!


Back to Top