As promised, here is my photo journal of the five most outrageously beautiful spots I recently visited in Costa Rica. I am still in awe of the bio diversity this country has on offer. Unbelievably, Costa Rica is often skipped by travellers making their way through central and south America. I can’t deny it is more expensive than its neighboring countries, but I implore you to save up the extra pennies and venture off on a tour of these glorious national parks. I still catch myself day dreaming about the cobalt blue waters of Rio Celeste and the Cloud Forest of Monteverde. Sigh! These truly are sights not to be missed. I promise you, you won’t regret it!
Love Miss. Peanut x
The sky blue river found in Tenorio Volcano National Park. It is notable for its distinctive turquoise coloration, a phenomenon caused by a chemical reaction between sulfur and calcium carbonate.
This heavenly Costa Rican cloud forest reserve is located along the Cordillera de Tilaran mountain range. The reserve consists of 10,000 hectares boasting over 2,500 plant species, 400 bird species and 100 species of mammals. It is breathtakingly beautiful!
This national park has one of the most impressive landscapes in the world with several coves and sandy beaches amidst great mountains and tropical forests. The perfect playground to frolic around in.
Nestled deep within the a tropical rainforest, an hour south of Manuel Antonio, Nauyaca waterfalls sits in a large canyon covered in lush greenery. After a challenging yet invigorating hike, this is the perfect place to cool off with a swim, a picnic and a siesta.
THE OSA PENINSULA
The ecological variety of The Osa Peninsula is quite stunning. National Geographic has called it “the most biologically intense place on earth in terms of biodiversity”. The peninsula is home to at least half of all living species in Costa Rica. It is a land where animals rule the jungle and locals still pan for gold. I was lucky enough to see every species of poison dart frogs! A definite highlight of my time a The Osa Peninsula.
Location | Costa Rica
Photography | Gemma Pranita, Matthew Rooney, Madeline Kelly & Serge Negus