A good friend of mine was getting married in a ceremony in Costa Rica in January so friends and I decided to make a trip around the country before attending the wedding. The country is beautiful and it is certainly still developing (note the roads in poor condition dotted with signs saying, “Puente en mal estado” or “Bridge in poor condition”), but I really enjoyed my time there.
We flew into San Jose, then drove to the beautiful beaches and nature preserve of Manuel Antonio. Afterwards we went to the rain forest at Monteverde then onto the active volcano at Arenal before driving west to Playa Hermosa, located on the Pacific, where the lovely wedding ceremony and reception took place.
I took the opportunity of this trip to use my new camera and tripod, and after lugging around the tripod on my back for most of the trip, I was happy with the results. I’ve posted the best photos below and more can be found on my Flickr page and the entire series on Shutterfly.