Wow the last three days have been, frustrating and amazing all at the same time. My first word of advice is this, if you fly into San Jose, CR take the next flight out to an airport closer to your destination. San Jose is a (insert bad cuss word) nightmare. As Forest Gump would say “that’s all I have to say about that”.
Once we got out of San Jose it was gorgeous! We climbed up into the rain forest and reached an elevation of 11500 ft. Which was cool but it was so foggy that we were driving blind. It was a long day of driving and we reached Dominical around 8pm on Friday. Dominical is a sweet little surf town and the people were really nice. Meet some people from San Diego and Louisiana and had a couple beers with them. After two nights in Dominical we headed north toward Quepos. This road was filled with pot holes and there are no traffic rules. You kinda just make a decision and go with it. We found this awesome beach called Playa Matapalo. The beach was gorgeous and completely empty. There were monkeys in the trees and racoon’s on the ground. This might be my retirement spot!
Were now in Quepos and visited Manuel Antonio Reserve. This place is gorgeous and wish we could have spent more time here. But we have to be in Jaco tomorrow because we have two night reserved up there.
I will post some pics soon but its time to head out for a cerveza and dinner.
Well we made it to San Jose. Unfortunately our bags didn’t so we have to wait in town for awhile till they show up. The roads here are crazy. There are no road signs and if there is one its up on a building and its really small. If you travel a lot and don’t have a Amex business platinum card, get one! You can get into all the Airline clubs and drink for free, relax and plenty of plugins to charge all your fun devices. PS If you travel with Rick, make sure your bags show up otherwise he gets PISSED! HA Hasta Luego
The day is finally here! We leave tomorrow at 7am and arrive in San Jose, CR around 9:30 pm (which is 7:30 our time). I’m sorry for the lack of blogging but its been hectic trying to get ready for the trip and getting all the neccesary orders mailed out for all my fantastic clients.
I will try to blog every chance I get while I’m in Costa Rica. Happy Holidays and have a fantastic New Year.
A couple of weeks ago I had a “shoot with Sean day”. Another photographer had asked if he could come along on a model shoot and see how I work. So we picked a date, found some models and made it happen. Here are a couple favorites.
17 days till I take off for Costa Rica. I can’t believe its already here. Rick and I bought these tickets back in July and December seemed years away! Our next stop after Dominical is Arenal Volcano. This is one of the worlds most active volcano’s which sits in the Monteverde jungle. My friends who have been here before said that there are tuncans and thousands of other colorful birds. Not only that but there is a river that comes right our of the volcano. A lot of the resorts have diverted the river into various hot springs on their properties. I can’t wait to spend some time in these warm pools with a nice cold beer!
Besides the desire to see this volcano and jungle were also pumped on the canopy tour here. These are zip lines that go through the top of the jungle. At some points you are dangling over 200 ft from the ground! The video below is of someone on this zip line, which just happens to be over a half mile long! Check it out.