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Traveling to Costa Rica Too?
Tropical, Friendly, Fascinating, Beautiful
Costa Rica is another one of my all time favorite places in the world to visit. When I first set out to visit, I looked online for videos and photos from regular travelers to get an idea of what I'd be experiencing. That helped a lot! Since then I've made it a personal commitment to collect and post my own photos and videos, as home made as they are in quality and content. Looking back at them now brings back beautiful memories and a smile as I see the improvement in the technology from earliest to the most recent videos.
I hope something you see here will inspire you to visit Costa Rica.
A Walk Through The Rainforest In Costa Rica - Hanging Bridges Near Arenal
Here is a short video of the hanging bridges walk I recommended elsewhere in this lens. Although we started at 8 am, we now know to go even earlier. At about 9-10 large tour busses started to arrive with loud, loud, loud, tourists. If you want to see wild life, you have to go before the rowdy tourists start disturbing the habitat.
Costa Rica on Amazon - Be Prepared!
I used to be a show up and see what happens kind of traveler. Now, when I know I'm going somewhere, I read up before I go, sometimes travel guides like these, sometimes other lenses and blogs to see what ordinary travelers have to say about the extraordinary places the world is filled up with.
The nature of the beach and panoramic view of the ocean is that it makes a person gooey, as can be seen in this video where I can't tell the difference between the ocean and a pool. This video is taken at Ocotel Beach near the Ocotel resort. The hotel is a bit run down, but the staff is spectacularly friendly and helpful and the views are amazing. It was difficult getting on the bus and heading inland after spending four days here.
Music of Costa Rica
Scenes from Costa Rica - Memories
Slides from a recent trip. Taken with iPhone 3. Few days at the beach, then inland to Arenal for zip-lining, hanging bridges and hot water springs.
Links I Think You'd Like
- Tour Costa Rica with Spirit Tours
I have been all over with Spirit Tours, I enjoy the small business model and personal attention. I don't care for giant corporate group traveling. I much prefer the intimacy of small groups, especially when the people in the groups come from the sa
Take your students on a journey of a lifetime. I've never done this, or used this site, but it seems amazing and something I wished I knew about when I was a teacher.
- Wikipedia's Costa Rica page
Always a first stop for me when starting to research a topic, Wikipedia, I love it and use it frequently enough to make a donation annually.... do you?
Beaches, Sunsets and Rainforests - Filmed on a blackberry
One of my very first trips to Costa Rica. It was very difficult to leave the beach and see everything else the country has to offer. See for yourself, those sunsets are not to be rushed through.