We arrived at Costa Rica on Thursday afternoon, after a short flight and quick stop at Al Salvador. When we went to pick up our jeep (which we ordered in advance), we were happy to discover we were upgraded, and got a specious Toyota Rav4 instead of the Daihatsu Terios we paid for. Since we landed late, we went on a short trip to nearby town called Gercia, half an hour from the airport.
Shahar is taking advantage of our upgraded jeep
We spent 8 exciting days in Costa Rica, 2 of them in Manuel Antonio, a small national park, but with many animals, mostly monkeys, rackoons and iguanas. The beaches are amazing, we brought water, fruits and snacks with us and spent the whole day on the beach, reading our books.
If you're driving a car, a few hundreds meters before the park, people will start stopping you, saying that the road is close, don't listen to them, they want you to park at their parking spot and there are much closer spots (all cost 4-6 $).
A really nice place to stay at, with a nice couple managing the place is Villas Jackqulina, it is not in the center, but if you have a car it's worth spending the night out of the city, it is not very attractive anyway :-)
My Dear wife and I planned this honeymoon for months...
We wanted to combine raw nature, beautiful Caribbean beaches and a few days in NYC.
A good friend came back from his honeymoon in the Dominican Republic and had so many good words to say about this place (and photos to show..) we decided we must be there.
But what about raw nature? and we meant raw..
National Geographic chose Lapa Rios, a private rain forest reserve in Costa Rica to be one of the best eco-lodges worldwide.. That was exactly what we were looking for.
The initial idea was to fly to Lapa Rios then chill at the Dominican Republic, fly to NYC and back home. But although we planned this trip 6 months up front, Lapa Rios was already booked!! We had to change the order of things and start with the Dominican Republic.