Costa Rican Wanderings

A couple of years ago, I spent two glorious weeks wandering around Costa Rica.  The first week involved a lot of roaming around rain forests, attempting to photograph various creatures and searching for the elusive quetzal (which I managed to catch a glimpse of through binoculars).  The second week was all about beach bumming in the magnificent surfer town of Santa Teresa.  I don’t surf but I wish I did.  I would have taken a lesson or two but since my laziness knows no limits, I decided to lounge around in the hammock instead.  Somehow, I did manage to take a few photographs…none of which really do justice to this stunning paradise….IMG_1679 IMG_1707 IMG_1711 IMG_1737 IMG_1739 IMG_1783

I packed all sorts of appropriate outfits in preparation for the trip, but ended up wearing my bikini and a couple of sun dresses for the most part.  The good news is that I didn’t have much laundry to do when I got back.  The bad news is that I looked nothing like this gorgeous model in this month’s W Magazine sporting haute couture in the jungle and rolling around in designer swimsuits and/or half naked on Santa Teresa’s beach.  Still, this stunning shoot brings back memories of a place I’ll never forget.

Photographs by Mikael Jansson

If you ever happen to wander over to Santa Teresa, you might want to consider staying at Gumbo Limbo Villas.  I promise you’ll be greeted by monkeys, iguanas and warm smiles.  The view is incredible, the villas are stunning and the outdoor shower is everything.  Plus, Betty makes a mean breakfast burrito that I still crave two years later.  So much so that I might just have to go back.

Until soon,



About wanderingmuses31

We are both from the USA, and now we live in Thessaloniki, Greece. We are friends with similar interests and hobbies - namely photography and all things aesthetically pleasing and lots of laughter. We don't claim to know about a lot of things, but hope that you find inspiration in some of the things that inspire us. Thanks.
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