The gorgeous view of Lake Arenal from our front porch
Our "Welcome Drinks" when we arrived at La Mansion - they had just received a fresh palette of strawberries...
Breakfast served on our front porch
(while we were enjoying this breakfast, a rainbow broke out over the lake - gorgeous - unfortunately the photo did not turn out too well)
There were fresh flowers placed EVERYWHERE in our cottage daily
While on a river safari, we visited the home of a 95 year old local Costa Rican farmer - this is his kitchen - no electricity
Homemade bread, fried plantains, homemade cheese, and of course fresh coffee, prepared for us by the farmer's two daughters who still live at the farm
Two-toed sloth - we were very fortunate to get to see one so closely
Manuel Antonio - Pacific Coast
Ready for our Rainforest Canopy Tour
John on the zip line - such a rush!!
The sail on our catamaran - we toured the coves around Manuel Antonio, snorkeled, and watched dolphins
The beach at Quepos - near Manuel Antonio
The date we were on the beach at Quepos
If any of you have ever considered a trip to Costa Rica, I would highly recommend it - it was gorgeous, had very friendly folks, and was relatively affordable. Here is the wonderful travel agency that helped us pull all this together: http://www.vacationscostarica.com/