Chasing Waterfalls: Costa Rica Day 4

Alright you guys so one of the main reasons that I wanted to come to Costa Rica was so that I could see some waterfalls and jump off of some things and just get all of my adventure in. We woke up or should I say that I woke up at 5ish (better than 445) but we had to be up early because our shuttle was coming at the ass crack of dawn. Like we had to be ready before 7. Our shuttle arrived at like 645 and our driver/guide was named Juan Carlos.  When we got on the bus we noticed that George and Gina had sent their brother Greg to come hang out with us. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I have named all of the grasshoppers. They are freaking massive!!! So Juan Carlos takes off driving and Greg is holding on to the side of the bus. We hit the main road and dude was driving 50mph… GREG.DID.NOT.BUDGE!!! All he did was fold his back legs up so the little ones could get a better grip. The wind was blowing through his antennas like this was a freaking roller coaster ride for him. WTF?!?!?!?!

This is Greg

Alright so we are on the bus and we go and pick up like 6 or 7 more people. We take off and they tell us “Its about an hour and a half drive so if you want some food or coffee let us know so we can make a stop for you.” They get going and after about 45 minutes or so we park in Philadelphia. Yes there is a place here called Philadelphia. Its famous because they have a park here where the Iguanas hang out. We looked up and the trees were PACKED with Iguanas. A lot of them were orange or reddish color and we found out thats because they were trying to attract the female. We didn’t see any females though. They had to be somewhere though because we saw some babies.  Sooooooo someone was getting their groove on at some point. I guess the women were like “Uhhhh these guys are so whack!!! Its always the same thing. Turn orange and hope to turn me on… Uuuuuggggh!!!! Let me find a yellow man that will be the game changer.” HAHAHA!!!

We dropped the group of 7 off at the resort and we continued on for another 30 minutes. So on our drive we stopped because there were MONKEYS flying through the trees. White faced monkeys and it was a SHIT TON OF THEM!!!! I only have video of them and I can’t post them because I am cheap and am using the FREE version of WordPress. So MOVING ON

We hiked for about an hour and a half. It was paved half of the way and the rest was stairs or trails. We got to experience what is known here as killer trees. Basically roots grow up and wrap around whatever tree is near. They basically suffocate the damn thing like snake. They tighten and attach to tree so when you look at them you see a tree within a tree.Its creepy and awesome at the same time. We were also near the volcano so we were able to see the boiling mud pools. They get up to 107 Celsius!!!! You know how freaking hot that is?!?!?!?! There were some parts where you could see steam coming from the ground. You could move a rock and steam would be pouring out of it. The trees were unreal!!! We saw howler monkeys and a lot of monkey poop. We saw a big ass spider as well. Mom and I took pictures at every tree and whenever the lighting was good because DUUUUUH thats what you do!!!!

Going up the stairs that lead to the unknown
Colorado River
Climbing on the big ass tree
Cheese from the big ass tree


Now my main main MAIN goal for Costa Rica was to see a waterfall and BAY-BAY it was DELIVERT!!!! Yes I said Delivert!!!!! HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I can not describe how freaking amazing it was!!! I wanted to go walk through it but they had it gated off. It was SO FREAKING AWESOME!!!!

From the waterfall we walked through and got some amazing pictures of the sun shining through the trees. There was a crap ton of steam from the ground and surround pools so you could feel the humidity and heat as well as smell the sulfur… YUCK

We finished our hike and figured we would have the driver take us back to our Bed and Breakfast so we could change and go get tacos and beer. Well he was like “No lunch is here.”  SHUT YOUR FACE are you serious?!?!?!?!?! It was buffet style and it was THE BOMB!!! I had rice, salad, some kind of pork, something else and then they had salted banana chips. THOSE CHIPS… GAME CHANGER DUDE!!!!! Hell when I finished everything on my plate I went back 3 more times just for the chips. The KICKER is that you could get BEER!!!!! Oh we grabbed a super cold beer and CHUGGED IT in record time. After we ate we said “We will go back to the house, chill and relax. NO CAN DO!!! “No no you dont go yet. You guys have spa day.” WHAT CHU SAY!?!?!?!?! Spa day is included???  Y’all. We didnt bring a clothes for swimming because WE WERE NOT TOLD THIS WAS INCLUDED IN OUR PACKAGE. But y’all know me. YOLO!!!! I stripped out of my tank top, rolled the waist down on my running tights(let the belly get some air) and said “LETS DO THIS!!!” We walked with everyone and painted ourself with clay mud from the volcano. We sat and let it dry and then I did what only some crazy guy did… I JUMPED IN RIVER!!!! I wanted to jump from a high place but. no one could tell me how deep the water was and I wasnt trying to come out paralyzed!!!! I picked a lower rock and went for it and boy was it awesome!!!!! I swam for a minute and then we headed to the pools. There was a hot pool, a warm pool and a cold pool. After my swim, I parked my black ass in that warm pool and DID.NOT.MOVE!!!!

After we soaked for a bit, we said “ITS TIME TO GO!!! We been gone all day!!!” Well we had to wait on the OTHER 7 PEOPLE who rode the bus with us. When we were leaving the pools, they were JUST getting started. SHIIIIIIIIIT!!! So we sat in the sun to dry off a bit and then the driver cut the van on for us so we could chill in the AC while we waited for everyone… That was like over an hour wait. Finally we made it back to the cabin where we showered and got dressed and then we went out for… You guessed it… TACOS!!! Because tacos are LIFE!!!!

TACOS AND MICHELADA’S TO THE RESCUE!!!!! Our bellies were filled and our tired souls were sooth by the taste of Street tacos and the best damn micheladas I have EVER had. The adventures just keep coming you guys!!!! I am in no hurry to get back to adulting.  Tomorrows adventures are going to be even BETTER!!!! Stay tuned!!!!


Author: singleinbrooklynblog

I am a 30 something year old woman living in Brooklyn NY. I am originally from Dallas TX but do not see myself moving back any time in the near future. I have a love for all food especially when it can be delivered to my apartment. I love running OCR even though I am the slowest person out there. I have a short attention span (why NY is the ideal place for me). I am silly, sarcastic, optimistic, easy going and fun. I am also very single and I must say that I am enjoying my Single In Brooklyn life.

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