Once upon a time, when I was younger, I was absolutely smitten with one of the most beautiful girls I had ever seen. She was from Costa Rica. We met in Central New Jersey. At a KFC location. After initial courtship, we set a date for dinner. The date never took place. Dinner never happened. I never saw her again.
So after 13 years, I decided to pay a visit to this beautiful and peaceful nation to see if perhaps I may bump in to her. But that story is for later.
We departed San Jose, the capital city, for the Rain Forest Adventure Lodge (Atlantic), in the Braulio Carrillo National Park.
The Rainforest Adventures park is an expansive 475-hectare (1,200-acre) private ecology tours reserve in the Atlantic side of Costa Rica, located just 50 miles from the capital city of San Jóse. It shares a 10 kilometer border with Braulio Carrillo National Park, and forms a buffer zone between the park and local farmland.
There are lots of places to visit and things to do in the Atlantic coast of Costa Rica, such as taking a rain-forest excursion and canopy tours in Costa Rica. The experienced guides at Rainforest Adventures supervised every part of the journey in one of the coolest destinations in Central America.
Costa Rica is one of the few nations in this world without a standing military. This is amazing. If there is a place that fits John Lennon’s vision of the utopia in Imagine, Costa Rica would be it.
I showcase some of the best photos taken from the 3 days spent at the lodge. I invite you to check these out in the slide show below and be transposed to a magical world that is Costa Rica.
Disclaimer: I research extensively on budget adventure tour options in Costa Rica prior to this travel. In my opinion, the Rain Forest Adventure Lodge offers the perfect balance of affordability, serenity, and uniqueness in the experience for singles, couples and families. I initiated the contact with this company. A portion of the stay was sponsored by the company. All opinions are my own.
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