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My hubby and I wanted to get a little R&R before our bundle of joy arrived, so we went to Costa Rica on our “Babymoon” and fell in love with the amazing wildlife, postcard-worthy beaches, and perfect climate. I started doing prenatal yoga during my second trimester and while doing research, I realized that Costa Rica as amazing Yoga Retreats. I will be defiantly going back to enjoy these retreats!
If you are a thrill-seeker and someone that craves adventure, then Costa Rica is definitely the place for you. It’s home to the original canopy tour that lets you travel through the jungle like a monkey, and it’s known for its zip-lining tours, whitewater rafting on world class rapids, kayaking, scuba diving, cliff diving, sky diving and pretty much anything else extreme that you can come up with. Since I was pregnant we decided to stay on the safe side and do more relaxing things. My hubby caught a blow fish, don’t worry no harm was done to this beautiful fish, he put it back in the water right away.
Costa Rica is a great place for the unadventurous as well, or for those who just need a break in . With almost 1,000 miles of coastline, Costa Rica is famous for its waves and is one of the top three surfing destinations in the world. The water is warm year round and the waves are great any time of the year as well. If you are new to surfing, there are also a lot of great surf schools that will teach you everything you need to know. That’s my Hubby enjoying his hobby.
Unfortunately we couldn’t capture a good picture of the volcano due to the fog, but surrounding the volcano is a beautiful rainforest. Although not a very lush rainforest, the Arenal Volcano National Park’s biggest attraction is its closeness to the volcano – specifically, its nearness to the “active” side of the volcano. While visiting the rainforest we couldn’t pass up going to the natural hot springs, Baldi was just lovely, perfect after our long hike in the rainforest. The gardens at the hot springs were spectacular; I just wished it was in more natural setting.
At Baldi hot springs, and of course I could not go into the hotsprings :( But I felt relax just being there.
Costa Rica is known as the happiest country on Earth! They are an extremely peaceful country and even did away with their army in 1949. A common saying among locals is “Pura Vida” which means “pure life.” Everywhere we went in Costa Rica we where welcomed with a smile by the locals, and made us feel at home in their country. The locals where so caring that they advised me not to do any of the adventurous stuff because I was pregnant :)