Tag Archives: Costa Rica

Pura Vida Cruise

We ignored dark clouds in the distance, snorkeled drenched in sunshine, cheered dolphins that torpedoed by. The sky blackened and unleashed a whirlwind, thunderclaps and lightning booming, slamming, smashing. I cowered, but they cranked the music and danced Salsa on … Continue reading

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Piranha

Little fish circled our feet. “Piranha,” a local man said. We laughed, offending him. We tried to explain: No discordant violins played as a horror scene turned red. Our apology lost in translation, we watched and hoped they wouldn’t take … Continue reading

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What I Ate in Costa Rica

For “What I Ate Wednesday,” I’d like to share some of the meals I had during my recent trip to Costa Rica. The food tended to be simple, healthy, and flavorful, featuring a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables. Breakfast … Continue reading

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Catamaran Sunset Cruise of Doom

After experiencing a trio of adrenaline-filled adventures during my trip to Costa Rica — whitewater river rafting, rappelling down a waterfall, zip lining — I was primed for a relaxing catamaran sunset cruise. Little did I know that terror would … Continue reading

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Zip Lining Like Superman Up in the Clouds

“Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s …” a middle-aged woman who is beginning to hyperventilate. I took most of the zip lines in stride. The Monteverdo Extremo guides hooked me up with an expert … Continue reading

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Rappelling Down a Waterfall

I didn’t know what to expect as we bounced along a bumpy road near La Fortuna, Costa Rica, on the way to the Lost Canyon. We would be using ropes to navigate four descents down waterfalls in the rainforest. After … Continue reading

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Whitewater River Rafting on the Rio Balsa

Of the three adrenaline-oriented adventures I tackled during my solo trip to Costa Rica with G Adventures, whitewater river rafting scared me the most. For the other two, rappelling and zip lining, I told myself that you can check and … Continue reading

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Pura Vida: Traveling Alone to Costa Rica

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” — Eleanor Roosevelt I don’t know whether I can say I am too timid and squeamish any longer. I can say that I followed Eleanor Roosevelt’s advice during my solo trip to … Continue reading

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