I have been looking forward to visiting Costa Rica for a very long time, mesmerized by all I’ve read on this fabulous country and the thousand colorful pictures I saw.
I can’t quite say what exactly I was envisioning, but our arrival to Costa Rica is so low-key that I can’t help feeling somewhat disappointed.
Maybe because the trip from Nicaragua was quite uncomfortable and lasted a lot longer than I expected (almost 28 hrs!), maybe because the sky is mostly grey and the coast doesn’t look all that pretty without sunshine… Or maybe is that damn Red Tide spread out in the water about a mile out of the coast, rendering the water a sickly brownish color. Ugh…
Go figure! I thought I’d be a lot more excited than this… Maybe all it takes for the world to look better is a good dose of sleep!
As we approach Marina Papagayo we get a warm dolphin-welcome, and that’s good enough to restore my positive outlook.
We’ll be staying in this Marina for a week, then slowly make our way South anchoring in Costa Rica’s most beautiful little bays.
I am not leaving this Country until I see Toucans, Parrots, Butterflies, Monkeys and colorful Frogs to my satisfaction!
It may take a while…