Costa Rica!!!! One of my favorite countries to visit is Costa Rica. We love traveling to a small surf spot called Santa Cristina. This little town has only one dirt road and a few shops and restaurants. Life here is about surfing, yoga and living healthy. The community is very focused on the environment and preserving the pristine nature.
Children like to be busy and try things, so Mommy’s have to do the same. If it is zip-lining or surfing for the first time, the kids enjoy it and also love to see their parents do the same. Nothing better than seeing your parent falling of a surfboard ,or not being so sure about zooming down a line in the jungle. I had to learn to drive a four wheeler, which to the delight of the children proved difficult for me, while my husband just took off on his without a problem
The kids love to ride horses through the lush hills and gallop on the beaches . Walking on the beach, laying in the hammock and reading a book, somehow the days pass by so quickly. It is always too short. I try to go fishing with my son at least once and we will have the fish for lunch as Sushi which is my kids favorite food. There's nothing like it!
In the evenings we'll play a board game and after a nice family dinner fall to sleep exhausted, hoping that the monkeys will not wake us with their funny sounds or jumping on the roof or our cottage. There is Oscar the iguana who lives in front of our cottage and greets us each morning, and the kids stick together in the dark when they have to use the outside bathroom trying to escape the exotic bugs. For four days we are far away from our lives and I love every minute.
Before leaving we make a reservation for next year, and I keep a little macrame bracelet on all year as my promise to come back.