This is the view from our room at the Club del Mar in Jaco. Right next to the beach. We spent three nights there.
Our room – very spacious.
Sunset at Jaco.
We did a half day trek through the jungle on horseback.
I’d never rode a horse before, so was quite pleased that the horses were not large – less distance to fall to the ground in case I fell off!
The trek was initially on road, but then most of the time through the jungle to a waterfall, where we bathed for half an hour (average temperature 30 degrees or so) before heading back.
Can highly recommend Costa Rica as a holiday destination. It’s like a tropical pacific island, but with heaps of activities and great biodiversity (largest per square km in the world) and rainforest. 30% of the country is in the conservation estate.
The company we used to arrange it was Vacations Costa Rica. Our travel consultant was Rachel Peck and she was great. We changed details six or seven times until we finalised it, and was never a problem. They arranged everything including private transfers between hotels, to and from the airport and all the accommodation and activities. Best of all they have a host meet you at the airport, before you clear immigration. Our host managed to get us through the empty diplomatic lane, avoiding a half hour or so queue!
Had been wanting to see Costa Rica for over a decade, and now I’ve been, I can’t wait to go back!