My Costa Rican Adventure

This past February we took a Costa Rican Adventure to Dreams Las Mareas a brand new resort on the North West coast of Costa Rica. Enjoy a few of our pictures of this amazing vacation.

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the resort’s private beach after a guided nature walk


We went on the nature walk to hopefully see some monkeys – no luck…

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we walked along the rocky coast for 2 hours exploring

We went back a little later, to try and see some monkeys… we found a lot of crabs, colourful fish, and bats. but no monkeys…

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this is where we found this little hermit crab!

Then in the evening we went for a walk on the beach and… we found… no monkeys but…

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we helped baby turtles get to the ocean from our resort’s beach

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this little dying puffer fish

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so we tried to save him

He latched onto one of our rose steams with his teeth, he wanted to be saved but he couldn’t get the strength to swim against the current. 😦 he eventually died on the beach.

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we finally found spider monkeys!

The next day before dinner we went for a walk and found these monkeys! They were literally a 30  steps from the front entrance of the hotel. Here we have a photo of one, can you find him? We saw about 8-10 adult monkeys and two little tiny babies that a mama held like twins, one on each hip. SO ADORABLE!

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another shot of the monkeys

This picture actually has two, one riding the other’s back! The guy on his back was a lot bigger than the other babies we saw, but his tail was short maybe from a high swinging accident?

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the resort was beautiful the sky was clear and the sun was hot

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view of the resort from our balcony, every room at Las Mareas is ocean view

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Our Junior Suite

 Our suite had no bathroom door. It had a glass door on a little room about the size of a shower where the toilet was located. It was fine for us, but for a newly wed  get away it may not provide enough privacy… if you know what I mean…

This was an awesome vacation, we completely unplugged and relaxed. All the food was amazing, and we tried all 5 a la carts. The best part was the amazing people we spent it with though, good company makes a good vacation a great one! There were only 2 things we didn’t really like about our trip:

  1. It was SO HOT!
    • Apparently every latitude you get closer to the equator the sun is 20x more intense. Well we both burnt…. partially due to the fact that sunscreen is no longer effective 3 years after it’s expiration date.
  2. It was really windy for the majority of our trip
    • Like “no ma’am we cannot open any umbrellas today due to the wind” and “no ma’am you cannot go paddle boarding today, it’s too windy”

Hope you enjoy a little taste of my Costa Rican Adventure. – Joy

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