Highlights from My Trip to Costa Rica

by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

After two weeks of traveling through Costa Rica and having family in town, I’m now back to a regular routine — which means I’ll resume my regular blog schedule. My trip to Costa Rica, which I took with five of my close college friends, was one of the best trips I’ve taken. We went to Monteverde, Tamarindo, San Jose and Miravalles, among other places. Here are a few photos from the trip …

Went on a mini hike to a beautiful waterfall near Miravalles Volcano.

Went on a mini hike to a beautiful waterfall near Miravalles Volcano.

Us getting ready to swim near the waterfall.

Us getting ready to swim near the waterfall.

Just before doing a canopy tour and zip-lining in Monteverde. Seeing as I'm afraid of heights, I was a little worried about the canopy tours, which include a Tarzan Swing, a 50-foot rappel and a "Superman" zip-line. Ended up loving it. Soared 263 feet above a forest canopy and said goodbye to fear.

Just before doing a canopy tour and zip-lining in Monteverde. Seeing as I'm afraid of heights, I was a little worried about the canopy tours, which include a Tarzan Swing, a 50-foot rappel and a "Superman" zip-line. Ended up loving it. Soared 263 feet above a forest canopy and said goodbye to fear.

Zip-lining crew.

Zip-lining crew.

My friend Colleen and I did our fair share of cartwheeling, running and skipping along the beach.

My friend Colleen and I did our fair share of cartwheeling, running and skipping along the beach.

Friends. We were at a restaurant in downtown Tamarindo called FT's. Served delicious Casados here. Casados come with rice, beans, fried plantains and your choice of meat or veggies. Yum.

Friends. We were at a restaurant in downtown Tamarindo called FT's. Served delicious Casados here. Casados come with rice, beans, fried plantains and your choice of meat or veggies. Yum.

Three-quarters of our college crew, FBW. Fun before work (FBW) was our college motto. Always served as a reminder that we had to find time for fun amidst all the papers, exams, etc. ... Photo taken on our last night just before sunset on la playa Tamarindo. Did I mention how much I love my friends?

Three-quarters of our college crew, FBW. Fun before work (FBW) was our college motto. Always served as a reminder that we had to find time for fun amidst all the papers, exams, etc. ... Photo taken on our last night just before sunset on la playa Tamarindo. Did I mention how much I love my friends?

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