Hi Everyone, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, we are glad to hear about the xmas number one this year. yay.
We arrived in Costa Rica on Wednesday 16th of Deceber, we atayed in San Jose for 4 nights and then we started our adventure. There is a group of 15 of us and we all met on Sunday and started our jurney to the Caribean Cost, it took us 5 hours on a bus driving through the mountains and along the caribean shore, the sights we saw were amazing, there are beautiful tropical trees and plants growing everywhere, it is like a jungle everywhere you go. and the Caribean sea/shore is beautiful, white sand beaches and blue, clear water. We stayed in a lovely tropical lodge which had a hamick out side for us to relax in, we had a little pet Geco who stayed with us too, he was so cute. lol. at night we would venture out as a greoup for dinner and experience the caribean night life, the lights and the different music they have. there are not many stores and shops open in the as they all open at night, it is beautiful. We went to the beach on our first day and just sat in the shallow water as the tide here is very dangerous and unpredictable, around 200 people a year drown here, scary. they water is beautiful and warm and the sand is white and fine. The sight of the palm trees and the other tropical plantation was amazing against the beach and the water.
On our second day (Monday 21st) we went snorkelling and on a forest/beach walk.
We were taken to a place on the Caribean Sea where Coral lives, we went on a lovely caribean boat and snorkeled a few miles out. this was one of the most amzing sights we have seen on our jurney, there were so many different types of tropical fish, red, blue, yellow, green, purple wtc, it was gorgeous. there were schools of fish and they ranged from tiny to huge. lol. there was a Coral shark and we saw a huge sting-ray on the bottom of the sea bed. we snorkled for 2 hours and we couldn´t get enough. we could see right down to the bottom and we could see the creaches/ fish that live there just getting on with their daly life. After snorkelling we had sme tropical fruit and started our forest walk. the walk was through the forest but also on the coast of the Caribean, we saw snakes, spiders, lizards, monkeys, sloths and frog and some beautiful plants/trees.
Today our Third day of adventure we traveled by boat through a national park which looked just like lake placid (film). We saw 3 different types of Crocodiles, alot of different species of birds and some lovely turtles along with lizards and more sloths. this boat ride took 6 hours it was amazing we also stoped for some Caribean food (Rice, Chicken and Beans). We are now in a lovely lodge in the middle of a tropical forest. tomorrow we go to the Rain Forest, all excited for that.
Love you all xxxxxx