April 25, 2022

Costa Rica, part one

Throwback to January when we went Costa Rica on an AMAZING trip to celebrate Eric's 40th birthday!!

It's finally time to document what is now in my top three best vacations ever.

We were gone 9 whole days. NINE DAYS without our kids. Half of the time I missed them like crazy and wished they were there to show them things and share the experience with them and even planned for when I would take them there someday. And the other half of the time I forgot I even had kids. ;)

We had a day of travel to arrive in Costa Rica. Unfortunately, because of an unexpected plane change in colorado we arrived in San Jose but our luggage did not. That meant two days living off of what we could buy in the hotel gift shop and the swimsuits we packed in our backpacks.  

We didn't meet up with our friends until the next morning at breakfast. Then we took a three hour drive to Manuel Antonia area. We stayed at Hotel Parador and I highly recommend it!

We grabbed a quick yet not so quick lunch before leaving for our Catamaran. 

All of the fresh fruit and juice on the boat was a little bit of heaven.

Perfect ocean views and we got to see so many dolphins swimming in the water.

Our boat stopped and we got to swim and snorkel, slide and jump off of the boat.

We watched the most beautiful sunset as we ate dinner on the top deck.

I don't have any still pictures, but we had a fun dance party on the way back to land!

We got back to our hotel and did some late night sneaking into the pool.

It was a perfect way to start our trip. Costa Rica is beautiful!