Recently, I was able to fulfill a longtime calling to travel to Costa Rica on a photography trip. The plan came together quickly after I saw a special on airfare direct from Houston to San Jose, Costa Rica. I booked the flight before I even knew where I was staying, what I would be photographing or anything else that might resemble a plan. While this was rather spontaneous and uncharacteristic of me, it also led to one of the greatest photography trips that I have taken. I want to share my experience along with recommendations so that you too can go and enjoy Costa Rica. While I am happy with the pictures that I brought home, they pale in comparison to actually going to Costa Rica and sharing in the experience. I hope to return next year with my family so that everyone can enjoy.
One of the hidden gems of the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is Rainmaker Park. The Rainmaker is an opportunity to tour a Rainforest that is in its natural state. I will have to admit that touring Rainmaker Park was a bit challenging for me, but I am happy to say that I made it. Apparently, I am a little bit shaky when it comes to crossing large rope bridges suspended across deep ravines.
On the trail of Rainmaker Park, I was able to see Poison Dart Frogs, waterfalls and the other natural beauties contained in the park. I even got caught in a rainstorm and I experienced why they call it a “Rain Forest.” I was just amazing.
If you plan on going to this park during you trip, I would suggest taking a camelback along with some good hiking boots. The park provides walking sticks to help you on the trails, but just keep in mind that it is a Rainforest, so much of the trail is going to be wet and can be challenging at times. It is completely worth the effort to walk this trail. Admission was $20 and I think I got a great value for my money.