The Rest of Costa Rica

The Rest of Costa Rica

After waffles, Sunday was a lazy day spent by the pool, enjoying the animals around the property and massages. Our second meal at Ostra (I spared Brian one meal without picture taking) was just as delicious as I remembered from last year. The chef’s signature tuna...
Chilling in Costa Rica

Chilling in Costa Rica

I rarely visit the same place more than once, unless the place contains people I love. Costa Rica is full of wonderful people, food, scenery, and animals with a calm vibe. Nothing is hurried, you just let go and see where each day takes you. My last trip a year ago...
Pura Vida – Day 4

Pura Vida – Day 4

My last full day in paradise included some quality time on the beach, a sangria by the pool, seashell hunting and a cocktail class (I invented the mango-thyme mojito). I also snapped a photo of the hotel’s purple VW van. I enjoyed the Chef’s Special Tuna ceviche dish,...
Pura Vida – Day 3

Pura Vida – Day 3

Today begin with a morning run and breakfast that included coconut french toast with caramelized bananas. After that, I finally made it to the beach during low tide and finished a book. Then I spent a few more hours at the spa, I can’t help myself. I wish I could...
Pura Vida – Day 2

Pura Vida – Day 2

Today was a pool day — I spent all day there. I enjoyed breakfast and dinner by the pool, read and swam. I also checked out the second beach. Although it was high tide, the walk down was very pretty. During breakfast I kept hearing a bunch of noises and noticed the...
Pura Vida – Day 1

Pura Vida – Day 1

I am changing jobs — leaving Water.org and heading to Bank of America. With this change comes a lot of fodder for reflection so I thought it would be nice to get away somewhere for the week in between. I had been to Costa Rica several years back with my friend Stef to...

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