Scuba and Surfing

Saturday morning Tara and I woke up to finish our scuba certification right in Manuel Antonio. We left from the Quepos dock and set out to finish. This experience couldn’t have been any more different. There were 20 of us crammed into a tiny boat. The leader of the entire expedition was a 19 year…

Manuel Antonio National Park

Rusty again– Friday was our tour of manuel antonio national park. This day was what I call “Roasting day”. The entire day was SO HOT and I was just roasting the entire day. We hired a tour guide through Jade Tours.  Apparently at this park most everyone has a tour guide to point out the…

Costa Rica Day 1–Zipline through the Rainforest

On our first day in Costa Rica we got up somewhat early, ate breakfast, and got ready for a day of zip lining. I was super excited for this day because all the pictures of the place looked incredible and I was looking foreword to being out in the rainforest. The place we went to…

Kids Saving the Rainforest

Halle here–We had another long drive on a bumpy dirt road to get to the Kids Saving the Rainforest animal sanctuary, but it was super worth it! We started the day doing a tour of the sanctuary with our guide, and he told us lots of cool stories and facts of the animals they had…

Caño Island and Playa Bonita

Rusty here–Thursday was Caño Island. We started the hour drive down the coast to Uvita where we got all our scuba stuff. This was a five star operation where everything was taken care of for you, and everything was first class. We walked across the beach to our boat out into the surf. This part…

Nauyaca Waterfall

The day started with a picturesque drive down to Dominical. Our destination was the Nauyaca Waterfall. Instead of hiking 5 miles in the blazing hot sun, Halle and Blake opted to ride horses to the falls. So fun. Josh did his best to avoid any and all contact with the caballos.  The hike was hot…

Los Campanillos

We decided to venture into the rain forest again today. This time we went in search of hanging bridges. The drive there was quite the adventure. We were on a small dirt road almost the entire time passing through small villages. Then up into the mountains on the steep windy roads.  While we were hiking…