Is Costa Rica paradise on earth?

 

Is Costa Rica paradise on earth?

I didn’t know much about Costa Rica before coming down here to visit my friends in this lush Central American country. Now that I’ve made it down to Costa Rica, I’d say that Costa Rica is paradise on earth!

What’s the deal with Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is everything that I had heard about and more than everything that I had imagined it to be. Lush greenery fills the Costa Rican landscape like a permanent stunning backdrop. The proximity to the Equator and plentiful rain has created a vibrant natural environment shared by a myriad of greenery, vegetation, and animals. Even San Jose, the capital and big city, is filled with lush greenery all around it.

I was born and raised in the tropical Equator-near peninsula of Malaysia which is not nearly as lush or green as it is here Costa Rica. The Costa Ricans care deeply about the environment and protecting the natural habitats for their wildlife and tropical rainforests.

I’m staying in the Southern tip of Costa Rica near the Panama border near a region called Biolley on a friend’s farm. The farm is occupied by many goats, cows, horses, sheep, dogs and people. I’m enjoying spending some time down here improving my Spanish, helping out on the farm, doing some writing and embracing the beautiful Costa Rican landscape. The cabin I’m staying in feels like the penthouse suite overlooking the natural rainforests and waterfalls below.  Photos can’t really do the landscape justice but here’s my attempt to show you what the view outside my window looks like.

Gushing waterfalls
Vibrant greenery and blue skies
A paradise in the rainforest (or where I'm spending a couple of months:) )
Valentina and baby Marigold
Nature inspires reflection.

*I’m spending May and June 2012 in my friend Jennifer and Bruce’s Finca de Lilo.  The closest national park is La Amistad National Park. Jennifer regularly blogs about her coffee farm at Biolley Buzz.

12 Comments

  1. Hi Vishnu,

    Costa Rica sounds like a beautiful place from your descriptions and from what I have read about it.

    I suppose when we are surrounded by the beautiful backdrop of nature, we have to face our inner world and find that enlightenment we have been avoiding with all the things that distract us. Being in Costa Rica does facilitate this process since it makes us walk in nature and reflect on our connection to the universe.

    Love the picture of the gushing waterfalls. I always enjoyed watching waterfalls for some reason.

    Hope you have a great time in Costa Rica so that you can return with more wisdom to share! 🙂

    Thank you for sharing this lovely article! 🙂

    Irving the Vizier

    1. Thanks Vizier – nature does allow us to reflect within! I have never been as immersed in nature as I have been while here in Costa Rica. Also, it’s so green, vibrant and present everywhere I currently look. Imagine literally waking up and looking at the gushing waterfalls?? It feels divine. Thanks for stopping by and your support:)

      I’m not sure if I’ll return with more wisdom but I will have lot of stories and memories to last a lifetime.

    1. Janet – Costa Rica is beautiful! I am glad that I got to come down here and spend some time in this lovely country. Put it on your bucket list. lol

  2. Hey Vish,

    I’m glad you are enjoying yourself in the lush greenery.

    Keep on reflecting and letting us know what you come up with.

  3. Genero – thanks for dropping by. I will keep reflecting and let you know what I come up with. Most likely, my wisdom will be shared on this blog so stay tuned. Looking forward to seeing more of your videos and blog entries to.

    1. Pictures don’t do the country justice Wendy. It is completely stunning:) and a very inspiring place to be.

  4. Thank you Sandra for your good wishes and blessings. Costa Rica is a place to do all those things this summer. I wish you the best this summer – it looks like a great start with your blog at it’s new home:)

  5. Hi Vishnu,

    Looks beautiful. I was in Costa Rica two years ago on a yoga retreat and stayed one night in San Jose and then Montezuma. It was beautiful. The first day of yoga class in an outdoor palapa, we all heard rustling in the trees and were treated to at least 30 spider monkeys who had come down to see what we were up to. It was amazing. Enjoy your stay!

  6. Hi Cathy, yes, Costa Rica feels like paradise on earth:) I’m staying closer to the Panama border on a farm and I’m having a great time with great friends!

    I’m here for a couple months doing a lot of writing, some blogging, a little reflecting and some farm work.

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