While there is a lot of talk these days about the benefits of being outside, as you get older there is less attraction to going out in frigid northern climes. So purely for health reasons – no really – hubby and I are taking a few weeks in comfortable Costa Rica. Being outside is no problem here and this warm golden sunset greeted us outside the plane window as we started our decent.
Add a couple of exotic looking birds like this Blue Grey Tanager
…and female Trogan
or this fuzzy camouflaged yellow moth
or exotic unidentified red flower…
and the snow and cold seems a distant memory for a while.
We’re not beach people so we tend to stick to the lush mountains or in this case, just behind our hotel, the active and smoking volcano Turrialba.
Throw in a coffee plantation horse tour with the macho horse wrangler Nelson and what could be better?
We ride past the first coffee roasting factory in the country, Aquiares, proudly sporting its Rainforest Alliance organic seal of approval.
Yes, the outdoors is great for the health, mental and physical, and the message on my tee shirt reflects my confidence!