Costa Rica is an awesome country and we’re both sad to leave. It’s so diverse; it offers (sorry about the cliche!) something for everyone. There’s rainforest, cloud forest, mountains, waterfalls, stunning beaches, great surf, endless wildlife, fantastic food and super friendly people. They make it pretty easy for tourists (fondly referred to as ‘gringos’) to get around and have a great time, but it’s very difficult to say goodbye 😦
As we are (sort of) on our honeymoon (!) we treated ourself to a stay at an amazing place called Hotel Blanca in the Cloud Forest near San Ramon for our final couple of nights. All the rooms are little cabins – very cute! The guides at the nature reserve have spotted pumas and jaguars not far from the accommodation – eeeek! Luckily we didn’t see anything that scary. We also managed 2 and a half weeks in Costa Rica without seeing a snake – despite the country boasting 139 different species of snake!!! I must say I’m relieved, not being a fan of the legless creatures. We almost got away without seeing spiders too, until the very last morning when Rob found a giant one on his shoe. A struggle followed, which involved a scene similar to a ‘Tom & Jerry’ sketch, in which the spider eventually lost.
Change was in the air…and as I packed and re-packed all my silly possessions into a bag that had clearly shrunk, I turned around to see Rob and his beard had split. The furry (if a bit spiky) face furniture is no more. I’m sure some Toucan somewhere is using it for a nest 🙂
Peru here we come!
J & R x