John & Evelyn's Trip to Costa Rica March 11-18, 2007
|Here are my initial observations about Costa
|Had to see the rain forest from the rain forest! So up the mountain for a half day zip line trip through the jungle........|
|In addition to going from tree top platform to platform by cable, we got to descend by rope in the canopy of the jungle.|
|Our trip included 11 cables. One was a half
mile long and you could not see the ending platform. It took a full minute
on that cable. I had a problem with the wind as it kept trying to blow me in
circles while suspended from the cable.
I got bit on the elbow by something and my arm swelled up and turned red. A little better after 3 days. Yikes!
|Beach uncrowded, but not especially impressive here. Water warm, but I have been sticking to the resort pools (swim up bars, etc.)|
|Pool volleyball at 10:00 every morning on days we stayed in (every other day)|
|The ocean view from our 3rd story balcony. This resort has over 300 rooms (hotel and condo). Many daily activities and entertainment options.|
|Now to a gondola ride into a greener rain
forest. We did learn about the amazing balance of life in the forest and its
Quiz: What is Costa Rica's #1 export?
Clue: not bananas or papayas or mangoes or sugar, although they do export those.
Check site again later to get answer :)
|Endless varieties of plants. This is the "monkey tail" flower.|
|Now we have lunch and prepare to take a boat tour to see crocks and birds on a Costa Rica river. All water comes from springs and rain, no snow here.|
|We observe 21 different kinds of birds and numerous crocodiles.|
|These dudes can get 18 feet long and weigh over 1000 pounds. We watched our guide feed half a chicken to a real big guy named Osama Bin Laden. Our boat bumped one sleeping by the beach and it moved out of the way real quick splashing water into our boat.|