The Costa Rican Riviera

While visiting Costa Rica I got to see two gorgeous beaches (there are almost 300 beaches on the Pacific and Caribbean coasts of Costa Rica.

Tamarindo and Playa Avellanas have beautiful beaches with soft, pale gold sand, palm trees, and warm water to wade in (I don’t swim). There is plenty of wildlife; Howler monkeys, tropical birds and iguanas (I fed them papaya and even saw one crossing the street!).


IMG_4702 Playa Avellanas IMG_4724 IMG_4672 IMG_4682 DSC00252 DSC00261 DSC00265 DSC00287      Relaxing in the shade, sipping a papaya smoothie.

DSC00256This beach babe is NOT dinner!! Lola the surfin’ pig, loves to get in the water with the tourists or hang out with the guys! She was having an afternoon beauty nap when we arrived, but I heard she’s quite an attraction and lives a life of leisure! Every pig should be so happy!!

Pura Vida!!

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9 Responses to The Costa Rican Riviera

  1. Beautiful! I love Costa Rica. Such riches (climate, animals, plants, beaches, people). You’re tropical beach attire is elegant and appropriate for the hot days too! And Lola! Love her 🙂 I and happy to see a pampered pig. They’re so smart and funny. I recently learned pigs are great swimmers and enjoy the beach. When I take my dog to the beach, he has a blast. I can picture Lola enjoying the sand and surf too. If only all pigs were so lucky.


  2. Bob says:

    Terrific photos and scenery.


  3. Thomas says:

    great photo looking like you had a great time.. Love the photo of the beach babe… hope wonderful 🙂


    • carmen says:

      Thank you, Thomas! Lola is adorable! She’s bigger than she looks in this photo. As delighted as I was to see a pig being pampered like a puppy, it makes me sad to know countless others are suffering a miserable life and then slaughtered.

      With love and compassion!!
      Pura vida!!
      ♥ carmen


  4. josepmbadia says:

    That precious photos, that beautiful place, that lovely trip, and more beautiful and elegant lady … The place is fantastic and it shows you had fun a lot. You look beautiful with your white set, which now add it to my post this week. You look fantastic.


    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much, Josep-Maria! I have some more photos coming and another one in all white. I love your collections and seeing all the pretty outfits that you put together!

      Pura vida!!

      ❤ carmen

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