3.03.2011

Day 39

Las Pilas Waterfalls!
This place was so cool.
It was about a 40 minute drive from Jaco, and the last half was spent on a rock road (not gravel), like huge boulders in places. It was so loud and bumpy driving on this road, we had to yell to talk to each other. I couldn't tell if Tuck was yapping because he was mad or happy.
Anyways, the waterfalls are more of a local spot, not touristy at all.
Our cute friend, Gabby, took us there.
It's on this guys farm, so the land is private. They let you park at their house and you pay 2 dollars. Then it's a short hike in and you come to these beautiful waterfalls.
It is 4 consecutive falls with large pools beneath each fall.
Coolest place ever!
It's like mother nature's water park.
Lots of pics, I couldn't help myself...

Hiking to the falls.


Gabby and the boys. This was the steepest part of the hike.
Basically climbing up tree roots.


Tylor thought these Leaf Cutter Ants were so cool.
I'm not as impressed... they should be carrying larger leaves.


View of the falls from the very bottom.
The 4th fall is up around the bend, so you can't see it from here.


Tuck wanted to hop right in.


He's ticked in this picture because Tylor wouldn't let go of his hand.


This tree was so cool.
You can see the roots on the right and the tree is alive, it bends back up toward the light and there are green leaves on the end. Amazing I tell ya.








Gabby and I, contemplating our jump.




Mother Nature's water slide... so fun!
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Tuck was a little ticked here.
He wanted his Mom so bad, but this pool was deep, and I can't tread water with a boy in my arms.


Only my Dad will appreciate this picture.
I took it on the way home. These trees are their fence posts to keep the cows in.
Apparently the bark grows around the barb wire and it's really sturdy.
You might want to think about his Dad. It's cute too!


When we got home from our awesome waterfall adventure, we had this nice friend waiting for us on the patio. His body was the size of my hand. Huge!

3 comments:

  1. WOW YOU GUYS ARE TOTALLY LIVING IT UP!!!! JEALOUS!! THIS MAY SOUND A LITTLE STALKERISH BUT I JUST WENT THROUGH ALL YOUR POSTS!! LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE HAVING THE TIME OF YOUR LIFES DOWN THERE!!! ISN'T COSTA RICA SOOO FUN!!! IT'S SO FUNNY TO SEE YOU GUYS IN PLACES WE HAVE PICTURES OF TOO. WE CANNOT WAIT TO GO IN JULY!!! I AM SO SICK OF THE WINTER WEATHER HERE!!

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  2. Kumari Costa Rica is the best!
    If it all works out, we would love to do this again.
    If you haven't been to Las Pilas waterfalls you have to go... it was awesome!
    Congrats on Ty's commercial, that's so cool.
    We watched them all and I didn't tell Tylor which one was his, and of course, he picked Ty's as the best!

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  3. Ab - Looks like you guys are having SO much fun! I can't wait to catch up with you on the phone though. I miss talking to you. Love you, and Tuck is SOOO freakin cute! xoxo

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