Honeymoon Recap: Part Five – La Cruz

We left La Fortuna on a very early morning public bus heading for the Nicaraguan border. During the ride I kept hearing what I thought were the sounds only a chicken could make, then I looked at the guy next to me and realized he was in fact traveling with a chicken. Sorry for the bad image quality but my iphone seemed so out of place in the scenario:

Yes, that is a chicken. All-in-all it was an interesting experience and went fairly smoothly. Roughly six hours later we made it to La Cruz, a super tiny hilltop town on the Pacific side of Costa Rica, 20 km south of Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica’s main border crossing with Nicaragua.

Our lovely little suite at Recreo Resort. I had found a great deal for a couple nights stay here through Jetsetter. Our stay included a private chef, horseback riding, bike riding, snorkeling, and sea kayaking.

The chef, Magdelena, made all three daily meals, including snacks like this yummy guacamole!

The beautiful beach was a short little bike ride from our suite. The photo really doesn’t do it justice but it was breath taking, just such a different terrain that what we’re used to.

We took advantage of the horse-back riding since it’s not something we do everyday or in the last 10 years for that matter. Jon’s crazy horse was named “Flor de Cana” which happens to be the name of my favorite rum from Nicaragua, so we got a kick out of that. we spent the morning riding around the trails and beaches….so much fun!

Did I mention that it was valentine’s day while we were there? this is how we ended our vday, with some yummy pina coladas! Best one yet!

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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.

One thought on “Honeymoon Recap: Part Five – La Cruz

  1. LOVE your Honeymoon photos! What a trip. Looks like Jon was getting attached to Flor de Cana … hope he didn’t have the same “problem” as Jon’s horse at Hatfield Farm … he’ll know what I’m talking about!!!! ox

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