Punta Banco and beyond - Costa Rica's People and Places from 2006 Onwards

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My first ever year in Costa Rica volunteering. Here we are, the new arrivals, standing outside the entrance to our Station House. (I am the enormous pink blamange to the left!)

Here are a small selection of photos from the 10GB worth I have taken in the past three plus years.

I can't write about my whole time away; too many memories, too many places and experiences had, but I will write snippets about each of the places I have been and loved, in case anyone else fancies a trip there themselves!

Let me know if you need any info/ advice/ help deciding where to go e.t.c.  I looove the opportunity to wax lyrical about my paradise!

Kelly x

This photo is from my second trip to Costa Rica, and the first trip away where I volunteered with PRETOMA.  We are all standing at what is basically the entrance to the village of Punta Banco.  To our right, and outside of the frame, is the Station House where we all stayed and the Soda, (little cafe type Restaurant thingy), where we ate every day.  This photo was taken early on in my trip, before all the walking, (a good 7-10 km each night on average), helped me to shift over a stone of 'puppy fat' I had been hauling around since birth!  I love this photo, because it's from my first ever year in Punta Banco, at the time my first memories and love of the place developed.  It also reminds me just how much I have changed in the past three years!

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My first ever year in Costa Rica v…
My first ever year in Costa Rica …
The Station House most of our turt…
The Station House most of our tur…
The 2006 original line up!  I am t…
The 2006 original line up! I am …
This one was taken at about 5:30am…
This one was taken at about 5:30a…
This is the view across the footba…
This is the view across the footb…
The Church in the village.
The Church in the village.
Starfruit...mmmmm...
Starfruit...mmmmm...
Everything here is supersized!  Ev…
Everything here is supersized! E…
A Basilisk lizard, basking by our …
A Basilisk lizard, basking by our…
Dinner?!  Enough to feed four!
On…
Dinner?! Enough to feed four! O…
2006 vounteers hanging with the ki…
2006 vounteers hanging with the k…
Does this photo need a caption?!  …
Does this photo need a caption?! …
Ditto this one...
Ditto this one...
Its beautiful here :)
Shhhh...it…
It's beautiful here :) Shhhh...i…
One of the Station House twin bedr…
One of the Station House twin bed…
The Station House kitchen...fridge…
The Station House kitchen...fridg…
The view when washing up!
The view when washing up!
South Beach.  Everyone on their wa…
South Beach. Everyone on their w…
The Catarata...south side waterfal…
The Catarata...south side waterfa…
Heaven is here for me.
Heaven is here for me.
And here!
And here!
A squirrel monkey...we got lots ev…
A squirrel monkey...we got lots e…
They tend to come over early in th…
They tend to come over early in t…
More local wildlife, although a lo…
More local wildlife, although a l…
This is the view from the bottom o…
This is the view from the bottom …
Ahhh...the dry season.  Blue blue …
Ahhh...the dry season. Blue blue…
Cheeky monkey!
Cheeky monkey!
Eating makes them sleeepy!
Eating makes them sleeepy!
This is one of the Scarlet Macaws …
This is one of the Scarlet Macaws…
The beach directly in front of the…
The beach directly in front of th…
Fynn, one of our youngest voluntee…
Fynn, one of our youngest volunte…
No need for Photoshop!
No need for Photoshop!
4 weeks and 1 day to go!!!
4 weeks and 1 day to go!!!
And the beautiful girls of the vil…
And the beautiful girls of the vi…
Mothers Day Celebrations at the S…
Mother's Day Celebrations at the …
National Dance for the mothers
National Dance for the mothers
Ole!
Ole!
Zzzzzzzzzz!
Zzzzzzzzzz!
Boo!
Boo!
Primates bonding in the tropics!
Primates bonding in the tropics!
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photo by: Eric