Nov 102011

It’s no secret that I love Costa Rica.  The people, the food, the beaches, the surf, the mountains, the wildlife – I love everything about it!

Photo by Frank Gourley

I loved it enough to get married there, but for some reason we haven’t made it back since the wedding four years ago.

Photo by Frank Gourley

Now I’ve got a great excuse to go back.  On November 17th, jetBlue will add a new nonstop route from New York’s JFK airport (JFK) to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR).  Liberia is the gateway to many of Costa Rica’s most gorgeous beaches in the Northwest Pacific province of Guanacaste.

We like to stay in a little town called Playa Langosta, close to the surf town of Tamarindo.

Photo by Frank Gourley

While not known for its snorkeling, there is good diving on this coast near the islands of Catalina and Murcielagos.  Here you can spot eagle rays, manta rays, sharks, whales, dolphins, eels and turtles.  Agua Rica is a great dive operation based in Tamarindo.

And while you are there, check out the gorgeous jewelry at  EK Art Jewelry in Tamarindo.  The boutique is owned by my friends Laura and Guillermo, and their unique designs are handcrafted from shells, stones and seaglass that they have collected from the beaches of Costa Rica.

EK Art Jewelry - photo by Frank Gourley

For the Costa Rica fans out there, what is your favorite beach in Costa Rica?

Pura Vida!

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