Parte dos of our Costa Rica voyage. Again, I can't tell you what an amazing time we had.We stayed at the Riu Guanacaste Hotel and really took advantage of all that they had to offer. The staff hosted games up by the pool, a nice quiet beach, nightly shows, etc. They actually did a "Las Vegas" themed show one night. That was pretty hysterical seeing their interpretation of what our entertainment is like. A lot of Ricky Martin? We shook our bon bons anyway.
After a few chill days we decided to get adventurous. We went snorkeling and saw tropical fish and 12 sting rays! The rain forest excursion was probably my favorite part. The butterfly garden was beautiful, but despite my best efforts no butterfly landed on my finger. Like... we traveled all this way and you bugs can't even give me my Snow White moment?! You think you're all that cuz you can fly? You were a creepy crawly caterpillar like a month ago chump.
We spotted some hummingbirds too, but those suckers are too quick and apparently extremely camera shy. And... oh my gosh... ziplining through the canopy! Ahh! Flying by trees close enough that you could touch was an experience I'll never forget. I think even if I clonked my head on one of them I would still be grinning from ear to ear.
I also tried out their beauty secret. You sit in their natural sauna for about 10 minutes then rub the volcanic mud all over your body. Once it dries you wash it off and then sit in the natural hot springs for another 20 minutes. It's probably a load of crock, but that didn't stop me from slathering that hot mud all over myself. One Canadian woman said I looked like a swamp monster. So yeah... that was a huge ego boost. (I'm not being sarcastic. #SwampGoals)
But the best part of this excursion was the waterfalls!!! I've been saying forever that all I wanted to really do on this trip was hop into a waterfall. Did it. Loved it. Want to do it again immediately.
I know this is a lengthy post, but I just want to share everything with you all! I've also got another outfit post coming tomorrow morning. So be sure to check that out too! As always, thanks for checking out The Nomis Niche and reading through my ramblings. If you're going to Costa Rica anytime soon let me know! Maybe I could help you out with some pointers.
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