Costa Rica is known for natural beauty
DO YOU LOVE flowers? Who doesn’t? They are just one of the many beauties of nature that Costa Rica is famed for. This post is a collection of EcoAdventureMedia’s best flower photos, a sure antidote to the travails of winter in a northern climate if there ever was one. I travelled to Costa Rica with six of my colleagues from EcoAdventureMedia in December 2013, and we each followed our own itineraries throughout the verdant country. Collectively, we saw and photographed an astounding variety of animals, plants, flowers, wildlife, birds and landscapes. Costa Rica is truly a paradise for nature lovers — and it helps that the government is committed to sustainable tourism and ecotourism. EcoAdventureMedia also put together an amazing wildlife gallery of 40 photos on Green Global Travel. Enjoy the show!
A rose by any other name…
I took the photo above and the top photo of the butterfly room at the Finca Rosa Blanca, a very unique and charming eco-resort in the hills outside San Jose. I will be writing more about this lovely place, set in an organic coffee plantation.
The earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can read more about my EcoAdventureMedia trip to Costa Rica in this post, about how I discovered the meaning of the national motto, Pura Vida. And, you can read about my second week in Costa Rica, on a private guided tour with Kensington Tours here.
Dreaming of flowers
Jim O’Donnell travelled as part of the EcoAdventureMedia team and he published this glorious post about Lankester Botanical Garden in Costa Rica. He says, “I’m a sucker for flowers and gardens of any kind. My dreams are full of them.” His dreams come true in the following flower photos he snapped in Costa Rica
A flower blossoms for its own joy. Oscar Wilde
Award-winning writer and photographer Jim O’Donnell is the author of Notes for the Aurora Society: 1500 Miles on Foot Across Finland. He can be found at his website Around the World in Eighty Years.
Fragrance and flowers
I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one. Edna Saint Vincent Millay
For nearly two decades, Ethan Gelber has agitated for responsible/sustainable travel practices, a focus on keeping things local, and quality and relevance in publishing and destination marketing. He is the founder and editor of The Travel Word.
Peaceful and beautiful
Michael Turtle tells us about the photos he snapped in Costa Rica, below: “These flowers are commonly referred to as Peace Lilies and most people know them to be white. But here you can see two right next to each other but one is completely green. They can change colour to make themselves more or less attractive to birds and insects if they have no pollen to share. The other is a colourful and striking flower found in the mountains of Bajos del Toro in the centre of Costa Rica.”
Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time. Georgia O’Keefe
Michael Turtle left his career in the Australian television and radio industry to travel indefinitely and share his stories on his blog, Time Travel Turtle.
A commitment to green
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. Buddha
Green Global Travel is an ecotourism, nature/wildlife conservation & cultural preservation website focused on encouraging people to travel more adventurously and respectfully.
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