May 23, 2013

Into the Jungle

My favorite day in Costa Rica involved a jungle right next to the beach, pitchers of sangria and monkeys! The four of us set out on an adventure. We walked beyond the beaches of Puerto Viejo and into the jungle. The beach came right up to the edge of the trees and the seaspray lingered above the waves. Thirty minutes into our trek, we spotted a sign 'Pitcher of Sangria - 4500 colones'--only $9!--one pitcher turned into two and two pitchers turned into three. Somewhere during the 2nd pitcher, we spotted movement in the trees above and a band of monkeys were on the move! They swung from branch to branch and before we knew it, they were gone--but our giddiness remained. Then more monkeys came! It was amazing. In the jungle, sipping on sangria with my BFFs with a view of ocean.

We enjoyed this little jungle hut, their sangria and the sweet lady behind the bar so much, that we returned later that evening for dinner and feasted on grilled lobster and sea bass. Our previous nights' of street food meals freed up our budgets a bit and we splurged! Even with homemade guacamole, grilled lobster, dessert, sangria and pina coladas, we still didn't pay more then $30 per person. Oh I love that mysterious little jungle hut. 

The next morning we took the same route through the jungle and paid a visit to the rescued animals at the Jaguar Rescue Center. Highly recommend it! And sloths and baby monkeys are just so damn cute...
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7 comments:

Oleah Wuzhere said...

costa rica looks really beautiful.

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Jana said...

You got to hang out with a sloth?!

lost in travels said...

ugh this is my dream! when we move back to the states we want to check out more of central america and costa rica is first on the list! love love love your pictures!

Elizabeth said...

Looks like you are having an amazing time, Costa Rica is beautiful! I just came across your blogg and was instantly hooked! Now following along :)

Kirsty Rox Wilde said...

Sloth! A sloth, my love for sloths is at a retarded level! Lucky fish :) your blog is wonderful!

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Taylor said...

ahhh,these photos. i love the one with the shells in your hand :)
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Kristina said...

I loved Costa Rica and especially the caribbean coast! I am so glad that you got to spend such an unforgettable time with your friends! Beautiful pictures!