My top ten day trips from Atenas, Costa Rica.
Dear Costa Rica: You touch my heart with all of your raw beauty and loveliness. You bring me peace and joy. There are so many reasons why I love you.
I greeted an old fisherman in a little turquoise boat passing under the bridge and then found myself all alone in the Reserve. The early morning tropical sun blazed as I ran up the jungle steps and stood with my heart pounding on the edge of Punta Manzanillo - watching the waves crash on the rocks.
How is living in Costa Rica different from being a tourist?
Sometimes they eat people.
Costa Rican folklore is rich with stories about the lakes that sometimes form in the ancient craters of volcanoes. Some tell of alien spaceships seen rising from the depths.
Even people who live in Orosi find The Museo de Arte Religioso de San Jose to be a little creepy
The kids and I hopped back into the car to head over to the little grocery store in the jungle. It was there I realized Fiona had fully acclimated to our new home.