Category Archives: COSTA RICA

Costa Rica: Superman’s Hide Out

Location of Costa Rica in Central America
Location of Costa Rica in Central America

 

Theme: Central American Adventure Tour  Country: Costa Rica  Languages: Spanish  Unit of Currency: Costa Rican colon  Locations: La Fortuna, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, San Jose, San Ramon, & Tortuguero Year: 2013   Bucket list: Witnessing green sea turtles nesting

Video: Superman – 60mph, 1 mile, & 315 ft above the ground

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Volcan Arenal; Costa Rica; 2013
Volcan Arenal; Costa Rica; 2013

 

DO:  HIKE VOLCAN ARENAL

La Fortuna:
  • Hiking Volcan Arenal
First Stage of Hiking; Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica; 2013
First Stage of Hiking; Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Basking in Lake Chetal; Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica; 2013
Basking in Lake Chetal; Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Lake Chetal; Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica; 2013
Lake Chetal; Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Posing during Hiking; Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica; 2013
Posing during Hiking; Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Swinging Bridge; Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica; 2013
Swinging Bridge; Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Waterfalll; Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica; 2013
Waterfall; Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Swimming in the Waterfall; Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica; 2013
Swimming in the Waterfall; Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Tour Guide, Andreas and Waterfall; Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica; 2013
Tour Guide, Andreas and Waterfall; Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Victory Drink in a Hot Water Spring; Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica; 2013
Victory Drink in a Hot Water Spring; Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica; 2013

 

  • Floating down stream on a safari river cruise with a small wooden canoe – torrential downpour with the victory of Costa Rican coffee
Downpour on the River; Costa Rica; 2013
Downpour on the River; Costa Rica; 2013

 

Canoe Trip; Costa Rica; 2013
Canoe Trip; Costa Rica; 2013

 

Floating on a River; Costa Rica; 2013
Floating on a River; Costa Rica; 2013

 

  • White water rafting expedition with Class IV and V rapids
The German Couple and I; Costa Rica; 2013
The German Couple and I; Costa Rica; 2013

 

Class IV Rapids; Costa Rica; 2013
Class IV Rapids; Costa Rica; 2013

 

The team and I; Costa Rica; 2013
The team and I; Costa Rica; 2013

 

Class V Rapids; Costa Rica; 2013
Class V Rapids; Costa Rica; 2013

 

DO:  WATCH OUT FOR PIT VIPERS

 Manuel Antonio:
  • Exploring the wildlife, including sloths that reside in the park
Monkey Climbing a Tree; Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; 2013
Squirrel Monkey Climbing a Tree; Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Welcome to Manuel Antonio; Costa Rica; 2013
Welcome to Manuel Antonio; Costa Rica; 2013

 

Lizard Sitting on a Rock; Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; 2013
Lizard Sitting on a Rock; Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Signature Jumpin' Photograph; Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; 2013
Signature Jumpin’ Photograph; Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Pit Viper; Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; 2013
Pit Viper; Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; 2013

 

DO:  FLY LIKE SUPERMAN

San Ramon:

  • Jumping on the chance to fly like superman!
Superman Harness; San Ramon, Costa Rica; 2013
Superman Harness; San Ramon, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Superman Kit; San Ramon, Costa Rica; 2013
Superman Kit; San Ramon, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Harnessed to a Tree; San Ramon, Costa Rica; 2013
Harnessed to a Tree; San Ramon, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Adventure Cables; San Ramon, Costa Rica; 2013
Adventure Cables; San Ramon, Costa Rica; 2013

 

  • Abseiling into a waterfall and swinging like Tarzan
Overview of Water Canyon; San Ramon, Costa Rica; 2013
Overview of Water Canyon; San Ramon, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Plummeting into a Water Canyon; San Ramon, Costa Rica; 2013
Plummeting into a Water Canyon; San Ramon, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Waterfall Repelling; San Ramon, Costa Rica; 2013
Waterfall Repelling; San Ramon, Costa Rica; 2013

 

DO:  WITNESS GREEN SEA TURTLES NESTING

Tortuguero:
  • Discovering a green sea turtle nesting site off of Costa Rica’s coast
Green Sea Turtle Nesting Site; Tortuguero, Costa Rica; 2013
Green Sea Turtle Nesting Site; Tortuguero, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Green Sea Turtle Footprints; Tortuguero, Costa Rica; 2013
Green Sea Turtle Footprints; Tortuguero, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Green Sea Turtle Egg; Tortuguero, Costa Rica; 2013
Green Sea Turtle Egg; Tortuguero, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Dead Green Sea Turtle Hatchling; Tortuguero, Costa Rica; 2013
Dead Green Sea Turtle Hatchling; Tortuguero, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Three-toed Sloth; Tortuguero, Costa Rica; 2013
Three-toed Sloth; Tortuguero, Costa Rica; 2013
Blue Jean Poison Dart Frog; Tortuguero, Costa Rica; 2013
Blue Jean Poison Dart Frog; Tortuguero, Costa Rica; 2013

 

Costa Rica Overview:

1) Trekking a volcano and hiking within Costa Rica’s jungle definitely pushed my personal limitations on so different levels. Needless to say, the 2 volcano hike was absolutely a challenge! The steep trails and mud stick holes formulated this 8 hour hike to be one of most difficult treks that I have completed in Central America. End result: Signature jumpin’ photograph with Volcán Arenal, hot springs, and new friendships created! grin emoticon

2) Canoeing down a river in a torrential downpour was crazy, and cold! For some reason, I had this silly idea that it would STOP raining, but did it? Of course not, after 4 hours of paddling through one of Costa Rica’s most habitable rivers in the rain, it made me realize how much rain Costa Rica gets every year. The lightning over the river was pretty cool, though quite close! I know that I am in the rainy season, but seriously, I could have used a little bit of sunshine! 

3) Cruising on a jungle river looking for monkeys! I felt that I was on a proper safari, minus the safari hat!  A peaceful river within Tortuguero was an incredible way to view the wildlife that reside here. Amongst loads of Howler and Spider monkeys, I saw a croc, several species of birds, lizards (favorite one: Jesus Christ lizard <actually runs on water!>), freshwater crabs, etc. This experience has geared me up to take on a river cruise on the Amazon! 

Sloth in a Tree; Tortuguero, Costa Rica; 2013
Sloth in a Tree; Tortuguero, Costa Rica; 2013