Amy, Michael, Doris and Elton's
We were invited to go to Costa Rica with Ruby,
Amy and Michael. This provided lots of up close time with
Ruby, Amy and Michael and a chance to have fun and do
something different. Amy planned the trip and proved to be
a quite capable tour planner. We flew to Houston where we
met up with Ruby, etc. and overnight-ed.
The next morning we flew to Liberia Airport
in North Western Costa Rica and drove to Tamarindo where
we stayed for 4 days at a very nice condo inn. The Costa
Rica map shows in orange and dark blue where we went.
First to Tamarindo, then Doris and I took a day trip back
past the airport to Rincon de la Vieja National Park where
we tubed, ziplined, repelled, rode horses and enjoyed a
mud bath and soaked in hot springs. Then all moved to Lake
Arenal in the north central part of the country for 3 days
and then to the San Jose Airport for our return home.
In Tamarindo, we had a loft apartment. Ruby, Michael and
Amy stayed downstairs and Doris and I upstairs. We were within walking
distance of food, beaches, banks, etc., so we didn't use
the SUV we had rented during our stay in Tamarindo. We
found a restaurant run by an Israeli serving authentic
Israeli food, a barbeque (great pulled pork) run by a guy
from Denver, Colorado, USA, lots of pizza & sub shops,
some very nice upscale restaurants and lots of shopping.
While in Tamarindo,
Doris and I did an all day adventure tour in Rincon de la
Vieja National Park which is about an hour northeast of the
Liberia Airport and 3.0 hours by tour bus from Tamarindo.
It was great fun, we tubed on a class 2 mountain stream,
zip lined thru a canyon, repelled up & down another
canyon, climbed a 70 ft rock wall (only way out of the
canyon), rode horses to a hot springs spa where we mud
bathed and soaked in the volcano heated hot water.
Amy and Michael took a morning horseback ride on the beach
north of Tamarindo and Michael went scuba diving several
hours off shore the day we went on our adventure tour.
Click these links for pictures of our stay in Tamarindo,
our Adventure Tour and Lake Arenal.
Tamarindo Higher Resolution
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Horseback and Spa