Justin and I enjoying a very lazy vacation in Costa Rica! I can´t wait to show you all the pictures of the amazing beaches and food! We have been very adventurous and organic. I don´t think I have ever gone so long without blowdrying my hair or putting on a stitch of makeup. It is so hot here that there isn´t really any point, everything just melts away!
We found a nice guy on the beach named Walter (imagine that with a Spanish accent) who took us for a horse back ride along the beach and then up into the jungle. We arrived at a quaint waterfall where we hiked and swam and cooled off! On the way back we saw, and more prominently heard howler monkeys! I was very excited. After about two days of a bruised rear we were ready for the next adventure! The owners of the house we are renting left of with all of their toys. So we pulled out the kayak, rowed to a nearby island and had a picnic on the beach which we shared with the resident crabs and iguanas.
Yesterday we rode bikes to the neighboring beach of Carillo and visited a wildlife rescue with some really crazy animals. The guide informed us that the American crocodile, who is very agressive, is the most common animal in Costa Rica. Not only do they inhabit the fresh waters, but they also like to swim from mangrove forest to mangrove forest in the ocean! Neadless to say I am keeping my eyes open when we swim!
We are taking one more day to be lazy on the beach before embarking on a trip inland to pick up our friends at the airport and visit some of the active volcanoes of Costa Rica. If I play my cards right I may be able to weasle my way into a spa treatment at the mudbaths there. I am off to try and surf! I am sure it will be good entertainment for anyone in eyesight! Have a wonderful week, until we return to the states, hasta luego!
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