Ben and I spent the second and third week of February in Costa Rica. It was a wonderful time to go there - the weather was nearly perfect the whole time. To me, it felt like summer. We only got a couple of rainforest showers, one of them while sitting in the natural hot springs of La Fortuna.
We went to several beautiful places in Costa Rica, but my favorites were Playa Conchal and Río Celeste. Playa Conchal is a beach made up of millions of little shells. It was absolutely stunning, and it’s definitely an interesting feeling to walk on so many shells. I’ve always wanted to be a mermaid, and Playa Conchal made me feel like one!
Río Celeste is an incredible river and waterfall that’s true to its name. It has a crayola-blue hue that puts a crayon box to shame. The color of the water is caused by a chemical reaction between sulfur and carbonate. Mythology says that it’s so blue because it’s where God rinsed his brush when he was done painting the world. I absolutely fell in love with this place. The best moment was when I was looking out at the bluest water I’d ever seen, when the national butterfly, a Blue Morpho, flew over the river. There was so much blue there, it looked like a painting in real life.