Hello from Costa Rica!!!!
Oh my gosh my friends and I are having just the most incredible time.
Even though, technically, it’s the rainy season — and therefore the off season — the weather has been nothing but beautiful!
And travel hack for ya — the prices are MUCH cheaper during the off-peak months — so it has truly been a win win!
There was a really special moment yesterday — we came back from dinner, and we went out on the balcony and just looked up at the stars. And let me tell ya – being in the middle of the rainforest, on the water in Costa Rica — you can just see an immeasurable number of stars. I wish my camera could have photographed it — because we could see the Milky Way!
And standing there, listening to the waves crash on the beach, and just standing in awe of Heaven — it made me feel so small, and yet so close to God. It was a truly once-in-a-lifetime feeling, and I’m so glad I was there with my best gals to experience it.
The trip so far has been JAM PACKED — and it’s only halfway over!
The video will be coming soon! But the day we arrived, we had the most beautiful dinner! A chef named Antonio came to our house and prepared dinner for us, and oh my gosh it was the most delicious thing I’ve ever tasted — although, I was saying that practically every meal, so shout out to Costa Rican fish and produce!
But it was so lovely, and afterwards, he gave us some authentic salsa lessons. To say that we had a blast would be an understatement!
Our first full day — we hung around the beach house and went kayaking and swimming and just truly getting into vacation mode. I don’t know about you, but sometimes it takes me a little bit to “unplug” and truly relax. Well mission accomplished. We ended up going to the Four Seasons Resort for a sunset dinner and my my my was it ever gorgeous. There was a wedding happening on the beach too, so we were pseudo wedding crashers! So fun!
The following day was my favorite though. This group of gals is HIGH ADVENTURE, let me tell ya. When we were in Iceland — we went snorkling in 34 degree Feirenheit glacial water between the techtonic plates!! And in Utah, we went Bobsledding! So it’s safe to say we live for adreneline!
Well this trip, we followed suit in a big way. We went ATVing through the jungle! It was high intensity fun, and actually quite tretcherous! We ATV’d to a high ropes course, and went zip lining!
The following day was just what we needed after such a high adventure day…a day on a boat!
It was just incredible — we saw humpback whales! We also went tubing and snorkeling! We were absolutely whipped around on the tube – it was so fun. I don’t think I’ve screamed that loud…since…a long time! haha But the water here is so blue, and just crystal clear. It was an unforgettable day on the water.
One of the really cool things about Costa Rice are all the animals! Monkeys are literally everywhere! And you can HEAR THEM! There’s one variety called the Howler Monkey — and they do just that! They HOWL from the trees! LOUDLY! It’s like theres a soundtrack from Jumanji playing at all times. It’s so fun!
Other really awesome tips about Costa Rica is that they take American dollars! You don’t have to exchange money!! It’s the wildest thing.
AND all of your plugs will work! You don’t have to get an adapter for the outlets! It’s so convenient!
Well, it’s time for me to hit the sack. I’m burning the candle at both ends a bit tonight. We’re waking up early tomorrow and going SURFING! Pinch me!
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