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  1. Our first trip to Costa Rica in January 2016 was so relaxing and enjoyable that we were in the planning stages for a return visit before I even started our trip report: http://www.safaritalk.net/topic/16440-rejuvenation-and-redemption-in-the-rainforest-costa-ricas-osa-peninsula-january-2016/ In that report, I described the purpose behind our initial trek to the country: “The first order of business was simplicity, relaxation and rejuvenation,” I wrote. “With each passing year, I find that the Christmas holiday season takes a bit more of a toll on me…...” Whereas our first visit to Costa Rica had been just one week, spent entirely at Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge on the Osa Peninsula, I ended up planning a two-week trip for our return this year, invoking the famous words of Mae West: “Sometimes too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” Little did I know then just what a toll the year’s culmination would have on me, or how much need I would have by then to just sit back and look at this… …and, for a while at least, not think of anything else.
  2. I could easily come up with all kinds of excuses – some legitimate, some pseudo-legitimate, and others outright white lies – as to why it’s June and I’m only now getting around to my trip report from January. Instead, let’s just say that, “Life intervened,” and then quickly move on to a much more interesting subject: the week we spent this past January at Bosque del Cabo Lodge at the tip of Costa Rica’s remote Osa Peninsula. I truly am indebted to Safaritalk, and, specifically, the generous trip reports posted in recent years by @@xelas, @Safari Chick and @@Atdahl. Without their revelations, I likely would never have heard of the Osa Peninsula, much less Bosque del Cabo Lodge.
  3. Encouraged by the warm and positive reaction to my Namibia trip report, I have decided to try my luck once more. This was our third trip to Costa Rica; we love this country, so very different than Namibia yet so similar. Friendly locals, great nature, good infrastructure ... self-driving and exploring on your own is easy and rewarding. A recent trip report by @@SafariChick was very detailed, so I will not try to repeat much of what is already known about this country. As always, photos can describe much better than my words. This was our itinerary: 20.6.2013 VCE-FRA-NEW-SJO Alajuela Adventure Inn 21.6.2013 Alajuela - Santa Teresa Santa Teresa Otro Lado Lodge 22.6.2013 Santa Teresa Santa Teresa Otro Lado Lodge 23.6.2013 Santa Teresa Santa Teresa Otro Lado Lodge 24.6.2013 Santa Teresa Santa Teresa Otro Lado Lodge 25.6.2013 Santa Teresa - Tarcoles Tarcoles Cerro Lodge 26.6.2013 Tarcoles Tarcoles Cerro Lodge 27.6.2013 Tarcoles - Cabo Matapalo Cabo Matapalo Bosque del Cabo 28.6.2013 Cabo Matapalo Cabo Matapalo Bosque del Cabo 29.6.2013 Cabo Matapalo Cabo Matapalo Bosque del Cabo 30.6.2013 Cabo Matapalo Cabo Matapalo Bosque del Cabo 1.7.2013 Cabo Matapalo - Uvita Uvita Tiki Villas 2.7.2013 Uvita Uvita Tiki Villas 3.7.2013 Uvita Uvita Tiki Villas 4.7.2013 Uvita Uvita Tiki Villas 5.7.2013 Uvita - Alajuela Alajuela Adventure Inn 6.7.2013 SJO-IAH-FRA-VCE Highlight of the trip was Bosque del Cabo. It is a special place, and this is reflected also in its prices. Luckily we were invited by some Fodor's fans who have their biannual GTG there so we were able to get their special rate also. Driving is a way to explore Costa Rica. We rented from Thorsten at Wild Rider for the third time and again his services were up to his reputation. The car was a Hyundai Tucson. If there are any questions, just ask. I am a DE for Costa Rica on Tripadvisor so I have to be well informed and always willing to share with others !

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