We boarded our plane from Atlanta on Sunday, June 6 and flew to Libera, Costa Rica, which is on the Gulf of Papagayo. Our aptly named resort was the Grand Papagayo, and it was absolutely beautiful.
We made it out to the beach every day and enjoyed the very convenient shade trees, which prevented any chance of inconvenient sunburns.
On Tuesday, we partook of a Costa Rican classic: the zipline. I was so afraid I'd wind up in traction like Toby from The Office! But it was actually very safe and very fun.
After travelling by taxi to the Borinquen mountain resort, the guides strapped us up with our zip equipment, and we took horses through the forest to the base of a volcano, which is where the ten-zipline course began.
Britt is an experienced rider and therefore looked much more at ease on his horse, which is the reason he is featured ascending the mountain instead of me.
Once we reached the course, one guide preceded us, and the other helped us connect to the line and zip across the canopy to the next platform.
Again, Britt is featured for the aforementioned reasons.
Back at the resort during the week, I managed to snap various photos of things that catch my interest.
Costa Rica was full of beautiful flowers...
and some strange animals...
Of course, we got to eat lots of authentic Costa Rican food (which equals a lot of rice!) as well as their versions of our favorites. Which were....interesting. Don't try the cheesecake.
And of course, the natural beauty was astounding. It was my favorite part.
You were beautiful, Costa Rica. Perhaps one day I shall see you again.