Honeymoon Recap: Part Three – Cahuita

After spending a few days in Bocas Del Toro, Jon and I took a boat-taxi combo ride over to the border of Costa Rica. Crossing the border from Panama was an experience in itself, as you can see from the photo, one wrong step and you were pretty much done…

Luckily we made it to Cahuita, a small town on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, safe and sound. Cahuita is a relaxing paradise some 43 km south of Puerto Limon. It’s a stunning black sand beach town with warm calm waters for swimming and surfing. My cousin Rennie, who I hadn’t seen in years…..YEARS, lives there with his family….surfing, swimming, kayaking, drinking yummy iced coffee, and cooking tasty banana pancakes. It was great to really meet him and the fam, my fam!

This was were we stayed while we were there…a lovely guest house on his property. It was amazing! you would not believe the amount of wildlife here, it was just incredible. One of their dogs, “Spike”, watched over our porch our entire stay. Good dog.

While we were there we checked out the National Park’s beautiful beaches and jungle. It was also home to howler and spider monkeys. They were so cute! I just love this shot of the mother and baby, hold on tight little one!

There were also neat bright little yellow snakes, which were as cute as snakes can be I guess.

My little cousin Rennie Jr. found a spot where tree frogs were breeding, so we definitely wanted to see that!

Did I mention that it felt like we saw a hummingbird a minute? One morning I watched two fight while I ate my delicious breakfast.

Rennie’s wife, Karla, works at a really amazing place called the Tree of Life. It’s a wildlife rescue center where the main goal is to protect and rehabilitate displaced wildlife of the Caribbean coast. Here she is pictured below with a cute little baby sloth!

And it’s not everyday that you see a bunch of horses at the beach, right?

Or Sloths just straight up crossing the road?!?!? When you live in Cahuita, I guess it is…This was such an amazing place just bursting with wildlife at every corner and right outside your door.

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About AGrayHarper

Andrea Gray Harper is an artist, designer, and maker who incorporates embroidery, screen-printing, and digital techniques into her handmade objects. A native of the Southeastern United Sates, Gray’s exposure to tropical plants and a lack of winter season garnished her love for the outdoors, plants, and bright colors. In 2007 Gray received a B.F.A degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Textiles and Fashion. Since then she has attained an M.F.A in Fibers, participated in various solo and group exhibitions and trade shows, won Second Place in the Annual Juried Artist Book Symposium at the ACA Library of SCAD, and received the Ben C. Morris travel scholarship to study abroad in Cambodia. Today Gray is working on a variety of projects, from photo styling to garden design and event planning.

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