most consistent surf breaks in Costa Rica.
THERE'S NOTHING LIKE VISITING a laid-back tropical country to help you find a little perspective. My family had the good fortune to rent a house on a very secluded stretch of beach in an area called Playa Grande, Costa Rica.
It's so secluded that the leatherback turtles have been coming to exactly this spot for millions of years to lay their eggs and then return to the sea.
As a blogger, I am perhaps a little too tuned into technology. Nine days without my computer was good for me. I recommend everyone take a little time off this summer to lay back and enjoy the sunshine somewhere pleasant. If you can't, I'm posting a few photos I took for you to enjoy:
Right, sunsets don't get any better than this. The low tide offered an amazing reflection of the sky and first-class beach-combing opportunities. Shells are considered a national treasure in Costa Rica.
I took more photos of the local wildlife than I did of my family. We encountered a family of howler monkeys in a nearby saltwater estuary also inhabited by crocodiles and tree-hanging snakes. The male howlers make a terrible racket, but this female seemed to be posing for me.
Domesticated animals roam the roads in Costa Rica, posing a hazard to drivers. I met this horse on the bumpy road up to the amazing Monteverde Cloud Forest. She is probably used to tourists taking her photo by now.