Costa Rica 2022, Day 8
Friday, February 18 After our usual breakfast buffet, we went to the front desk to meet our guide for the snorkelling tour to Tortuga Island. We had a couple and their 5 year old daughter joining us. They were in the midst of travelling around the world for 6 months. We all got in a… Continue reading
Costa Rica 2022, Day 7
Thursday, February 17 Another picture perfect day! February is the middle of Costa Rica’s dry season which lines up perfectly with the weather we want to escape from in Canada, which is usually the coldest month of the year. This morning we headed out to explore the north side of the beach. There was supposed… Continue reading
Costa Rica 2022, Day 6
Wednesday, February 16 I was feeling much better today so we headed over for breakfast. The restaurant, like most in Costa Rica, was open air. We also had a breakfast buffet included with our room price at this resort. One nice addition was a woman making made-to-order omelettes and scrambled eggs. She was pretty good… Continue reading
Costa Rica 2022, Day 5
Tuesday, February 15 Today was a quiet day. I had had very little sleep since I had been sick the night before. I felt a bit better in the morning and was fine to go on a long drive. We were heading to our second location – the south east side of the Nicoya Peninsula.… Continue reading
Costa Rica 2022, Day 4
Monday, February 14: Valentine’s Day! Today would be our most action packed day ever! We booked the tour ahead of time through our hotel, Hacienda Guachipelin. They run several exciting tours which are very close to or on their property. We chose the “One Day Pass” which included a variety of activities. After breakfast we… Continue reading
Costa Rica 2022, Day 2
Saturday, February 12 The nightly rate at Guachipelin included breakfast so we headed over to the restaurant when it opened at 6:30. We were up at 5:30 because the time there is one hour behind ours at home. They had a nice buffet set up with glass in front of the food and servers ready… Continue reading
Costa Rica 2022, Day 3
Sunday, February 13 Today was another day of exploring on our own. We were very happy to have a car because we had three different places to visit. Our first hike was a short one on the resort property before we went for breakfast. We found a trail right across the road from where we… Continue reading
Costa Rica 2022, Day 1
Friday, February 11 I was so excited to be heading back to Costa Rica! We didn’t travel in 2021 because of the pandemic. Last May we booked this trip for February 2022 hoping it would be over. It wasn’t, and I thought about postponing our trip but with all the safety measures in place we… Continue reading
Costa Rica 2020, Day 14
Monday, March 2 Today, sadly, was our last full day in Costa Rica. We had two exciting tours planned for today. While waiting for the restaurant to open we walked around and took a few pictures. We started the day with breakfast at TuleCafe. This morning we tried a different egg dish – it was… Continue reading
My name is Cindy Southgate and I love to travel and try new things!
My husband Mike and I love to explore new places and try out new experiences! We prefer warm places so we can escape some of the cold during the winter. (We live in Canada!) I love mountains, oceans, wildlife and adventure! Both of us have run numerous marathons and completed at least 2 Ironman races. We have 2 daughters and 4 granddaughters!
Quote: This was often repeated to me by my mother, Betty Elliott, while I was growing up!