life through the lens
From Nicaragua, I headed for the Pacific beaches of Costa Rica, in November 2001.
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Playa Samara on the Pacific coast
A suspension bridge at Monteverde Cloud Forest
Monteverde Cloud Forest
Monteverde Cloud Forest, at around 1400 metres altitude
Arenal lagoon, from a restaurant in Arenal
A view of the very active Arenal volcano from Fortuna.
Arenal volcano erupting in 1997
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La Catarata falls, a 6km walk from Fortuna
La Catarata falls, Fortuna
John, Scott, Alfred and Andrea at La Catarata falls, Fortuna
La Inmaculada Concepcion at Parque Central, Heredia
Boat from Guapiles to the Caribbean village of Tortuguero
The outskirts of Tortuguero
The village was under water after days of rain, Tortuguero.
Tiny frog taking a boat trip at Tortuguero
San Jose's National Theatre
I returned to the Pacific coast hoping for better weather, and got it, at Montezuma
Monkeys abound at this small waterfall in Montezuma
More of the Pacific coast at the cruise ship port of Puntarenas
South of Puntarenas, and on the Pacific, is Jaco beach
La Basilica de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles in Cartago, which I used as a base for a trip to Irazu volcano
The main crater of the active Irazu volcano at 3432 metres altitude
The fantastic green crater lake of Irazu volcano
Looking down on the town of Orosi in the Rio Orosi valley
There are a few coffee plantations in Orosi
Close to the Panamanian border on the Caribbean coast is Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
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