8.21.2008

¡me encanta costa rica!

¡So here it is my post about the girl's trip to beautiful Costa Rica! I would have to say that I absolutely fell in love with the country...the people, the weather, the landscape, the food, the way of life! I think if Nat & Corrina were with me I would have stayed! So here goes, 9 days in paradise produces a lot of pictures! When you are done reading my view of costa rica head on over to emily's blog and my mom's blog!

We stayed in the town Playa Conchal, located on the Pacific Gulf Coast, at Paradisus as Royal Service guests...ya I could get used to that!

The beach:



Our best model poses:


All-inclusive baby...you know we were drinking just a few of these :-)


Mom Cooling Off:


Pretty Beach:


By the pool, enjoying life cabana style:


Wildlife by the pool:


The Special Guest by the Cabana:


More beach pics:




We also got to go on a sunset boat ride, beautiful:


Mom enjoying the sunset:


Playa Conchal was awesome! Emily & I (mom a few nights) danced our hearts out at the disco and enjoyed meeting people from all over! We were sad to leave but excited for our next destination! We headed inland for the Arenal Volcano to the next resort, Tabacon!

Arenal Volcano, the most active volcano in Costa Rica, was just outside our back door!
This is a shot of the volcano from the other side of the Arenal Lake (not from our backdoor):

The view of the volcano from our backdoor:


Emily and I went white water rafting and had a blast! We were able to see a lot of cool wildlife on our journey as well:







The next day we all went zip lining which was such a rush! There were a series of different lines all 200 meters above the canopy and the longest one was over a 1/2 mile long! We had to take a 15 minute open air gondola ride to get to the first zip line, this was the view:

Emily in action:

And of course the fashionable gear:

Every afternoon we headed to the natural hot springs, heated by the volcano! It was soooo relaxing, I wish I could have one in my back yard!


And of course the nature was awesome!







Some locals: the guy on the left, a pisoto, I was able to hand feed one of these guys. He grabbed my hand with his claws and took the honey roasted peanut right out of my hand.

I loved all of the huge leaves:


One of my favorite pics:


Sadly we had to leave Tabacon, but we stayed at a beautiful hotel in San Jose, where I had no problem finding great pic opportunities:


The hotel was located on an old coffee plantation:



So that's the wonderful girl's trip to Costa Rica...ahh I miss it already! Cheers to a great time girls!

(cerveza de costa rica)

9 comments:

LivingTheLife said...

I just receieved my CD in the mail with the pictures from our trip...I was about to sit and enjoy...but was side-tracked by your blog...WOW!!! You took some fabulous pictures....I can't decide which one is my favorite.

AND...YES...I have to agree the zip line was quite a rush...and I would do it again tomorrow if given the chance...I can't wait to return to beautiful Cost Rica...I'm thinking with CR being only a 4 hour plane trip away...who needs Hawaii?

I'm off to enjoy the CD you sent me...can't wait!!

Love you forever,
Mom<><

Anonymous said...

Awesome pics jackie, they amazed me! I am burning your cd tomorrow, please forgive me for my tardiness...

Emls

Paige said...

Your photographs were absolutely beautiful. You are so talented and creative. Glad you had a great time on vacation...I am jealous!

Hugs,
Paige

Paige said...

Your photographs were absolutely beautiful. You are so talented and creative. Glad you had a great time on vacation...I am jealous!

Hugs,
Paige

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