Costa Rica's lush green landscape!

Trip Start Nov 26, 2013
Trip End Dec 12, 2013

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Legend of the Seas - Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of Puntarenas,
Thursday, December 5, 2013

Day 10 - morning

Temperature:   33 Celsius
Weather:   Partly cloudy skies

The Legend of the Seas slowly made its way towards Puntarenas in Costa Rica at 6:00am this morning.   I was already up, dressed and ready to leave for my shore excursion and yes…..all of this after seeing the sunrise from behind the mountains at 5:46am!

Being the first one standing in line at the gangway located on Deck 2, with thumbs up, I was the first one to disembark the ship once clearance was given by the local authorities!   Yahhhhhh!

After finding our guide for the shore excursion "Costa Rica's Favorites", a motor coach was rapidly boarded and seat taken!    As he spoke, it was quite obvious that he was knowledgeable and passionate about his country!

We were heading to the “Rainforest Aerial Tram” in a city named Jaco, a one and a half hour drive from Puntarenas.   Along the way, the Tarcoles River, famous for it being the home of the largest crocodiles on earth, was crossed over from above a bridge! 

       A short stop was made by the driver where we all glanced out the window to take a good look at all the crocodiles along the river’s shore!    Our guide was quick to add that in Costa Rica, no one swims in the rivers!   We now knew why!

The lush green landscape along the way was awesome!  In the distance, ranges of mountains with clouded summits were breathtaking as well as jungle of forests and rainforests.

 As usual, I never got bored of the sceneries and kept on clicking away with my camera!   A side gravel road was taken and then without realizing it, we were there!  

 We’d arrived at destination where anxiously, we all followed our guide towards a platform before embarking on a gondola for an intimate ride above the rainforest treetops!

Monique   :-)

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