I is for...

Inspiring Views...

  Volcano Arenal showing a bit of steam, ash and lava rock dust on left side.

Volcano Arenal showing a bit of steam, ash and lava rock dust on left side.

 Volcano Arenal blowing off some steam.

Volcano Arenal blowing off some steam.

Invigorating Adventure...

  Chloe flying through the rainforest on a zipline.  What a blast!

Chloe flying through the rainforest on a zipline.  What a blast!

Incredible Wildlife...

  A Black Iguana (also known as a Ctenosaur) cruising the hotel grounds in Manuel Antonio.

A Black Iguana (also known as a Ctenosaur) cruising the hotel grounds in Manuel Antonio.

  White-faced Capuchin in Manuel Antonio National Park.  It was this close!

White-faced Capuchin in Manuel Antonio National Park.  It was this close!

  White-nosed Coati at Arenal Observatory Lodge.

White-nosed Coati at Arenal Observatory Lodge.

  Montezuma Oropendula at Arenal Observatory Lodge, volcano in background.

Montezuma Oropendula at Arenal Observatory Lodge, volcano in background.

Intellectually Stimulating...

  Chloe and I at COSI, the Costa Rica Spanish Institute in Quepos

Chloe and I at COSI, the Costa Rica Spanish Institute in Quepos

Irreverent Color...

  Street vendors in Manuel Antonio.

Street vendors in Manuel Antonio.

 Melissa and Chloe

Melissa and Chloe

Costa Rica is a truly Inviting country.  It's people are open and friendly, the wildlife is up close and personal, and the views are incredible.  We'll be heading back again someday.  More photos to come in the days ahead.