February 6, 2012

Costa Rica Pt. 3 - Santa Teresa


Our final destination in Costa Rica was at the southern tip of the peninsula at a place called Santa Teresa.  We heard about Santa Teresa from a Dutch couple we had met in Montezuma, and thought, why not?  The surf destination was a dirt road with waves on one side and town on the other.  We made the observation that no one here was older than 30.  Sure, there were a few, but it was those who never left.
The town had a completely different feel from anywhere else we had seen.  Surf bums with killer tans walked the dirt roads with their bare feet towing their boards in hand.  Stray dogs followed searching for food or to play in the waves.  Howler monkeys lounged in the shade of the trees.  When you reached the water, there were a hundred silhouettes of surfers trying to catch the perfect wave.  The sun was so harsh, the air was hot, the water refreshing.  Like a religion, when it was time for the sun to set behind the horizon, every surfer in the ocean, every body on the beach, stopped what they were doing, to watch, in all her majesty.   
Our goal in Santa Teresa was just to relax as much as we could before we had to go back home.  This meant lots of surfing for Husband and lots of laying out on beach for me.  I also had the opportunity to practice yoga, which was a totally cool experience for me.  We also had a couple's massage on the beach and went fishing.  Husband was so proud of himself for catching a Wahu.  Our captain told us it was the perfect fish due to it's size, color and meat.  We were able to eat (some of) it for dinner.  Because of it's large size we made sure to share it with our captain and some locals.  I let my little fishy go back into the water.  We were lucky enough to also see a pod of whales, which was an amazing experience.
So many great memories were made in Costa Rica.  So many that I will cherish.  I live for these moments and I cannot wait for the next adventure!

32 comments:

Faith said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

looks like such an amazing trip!

and you jump so high!!!

.life is reediculous. said...

yeah i am commenting on your insane vertical! wow!

wahoo is the most delicious fish! my hubs caught a couple this weekend :) i need a vacation.

Liz Brown said...

A Wahu! Cool. I had no idea what it was till you told us, but that fish your guy caught is pretty impressive.

And, your hair looks pretty ... Very beachy and loose and enviable. :D

a little bit of us said...

Well I officially want to go to Costa Rica. Right now.

And your body rocks in a swimsuit. That was an entirely inappropriate and asexual comment.......

Lauren J said...

Where di you stay?? We are looking for a vacay spot and that looks amazing!

adesertgirl said...

Is it August yet? Going to a friend's wedding in Manuel Antonio then - your pics have totally psyched me up for it.

Sidenote: You do have the perfect beach hair.

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

another gorgeous set of photos :) looks like you guys had the time of your life :)

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

WearAbouts said...

literally so perfect. You too are the cutest! <3
Rory
www.WearAboutsBlog.com
CHICTOPIA

Fierce Fabulous Fit said...

A couple's massage ON THE BEACH?? Um, that sounds soooo dreamy!! I love that pic of you jumping by the ocean! You're so beautiful!

Lindsay said...

Costa Rica looks amazing and all of your photos are so beautiful! I'm putting this on my "places to visit" list!!

Erin said...

New follower- these pictures are just absolutely gorgeous!

Heather said...

Really great pictures! I love how you always capture perfect shots, well your photographer does;)

Raven said...

GOR.GEOUS. My husband and I went to Costa Rica a few years ago and loved it. We are going down to the Caribbean next month and I can't wait to get out of this cold and into the sun and sand!

question: what program did you use to edit these pics? I love the effects of the photos...

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

wowzahhh seriously a DREAM! gorgeous photos! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Kayla said...

Amazing pictures!! Do you edit yours with a software?

thenewlime said...

All your Costa Rica pictures are so beautiful! I really want to go there some year! My other half and I always go deep sea fishing on our holidays, it is so fun when you catch big fish! Good job girl!

Irina said...

Wow, the scenery is absolutely breathtaking! And you really can jump super high, Katie, hats off to that skill! ;-)

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

Gorgeous pictures!! Looks like a fabulous time...

Rachael said...

Wow, that whale picture is awesome. That would be so cool to see that in person!
And gosh, that's a big jump Katie!

Megan said...

your bod is amazing!! you should share your secrets:) or what u eat and do when u workout!

karly [plums and mustard] said...

katie, you are such an amazing little picture taker! we were just in mesa last weekend, but it was too short of a trip, next time we should get together for lunch!!

Kelley Gilster said...

what a fun journey!

Zoë said...

I'm going to Costa Rica this summer and I am totally using you as my guide! Thanks for sharing and your photos are beautiful :)

sarah said...

Hi Katie! I'm a new-er follower. These pictures are out of this world. I'm with some of the other commenters - what program did you use to edit these?! And what lense to take them? :)

So beautiful there! Can't wait to go someday!

Charity said...

I'm so excited to see this post! My husband and I went to Mal Pais last year, as well as Santa Teresa as they're right next to each other, and fell in love with the place. We stayed at this amazing place called Moana Lodge in Mal Pais with the most spectacular views. I can't wait to get back.

http://atallshipandastar.blogspot.com/

Ahn said...

you guys need to start having beautiful babies.

Nicole said...

this is pure happiness.

xo

Maria said...

This is fantastic and exactly what life is ALL about!

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

Teresa Parson said...

Wow, Costa Rica is beautiful. It looks like such an amazing trip and you and the hubby are just about the cutest couple!

xo Teresa
www.delightfullydarling.com

Londyn said...

Your photos are AMAZING!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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