Costa Rican Rainforest

In the midst of Costa Rica’s 2014 World Cup success, I thought it would be fitting to take a look back at one of the most amazing trips I’ve ever taken. Last summer I was fortunate to continue my travels around the world, visiting Costa Rica for the first time. It was actually my first visit to Central America altogether. My excitement to travel to this new part of the world was magnified by the company I was blessed to travel with. Two of my best friends, my mother and high school friend Keith, were able to join me on this extraordinary journey.

Hiking to our house on the first day!

Hiking to our house on the first day!

We spent two days in the capitol city San Jose, but the prize was the time spent in the rainforest, living in a treehouse, one on one with nature, and far away from the every day luxuries that some take for granted. It was an experience that reminded me how much more interesting people are than our smartphones and tablets. It also reminded me that we should be more respectful to the Earth that we inhabit.

My favorite place at base camp. Picture perfect memory!

My favorite place at base camp. Picture perfect memory!

Here is a short video, just highlighting a few parts of our trip. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Posted by Marcus Ginyard

Marcus Ginyard (born May 8, 1987) is an American professional basketball player from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ginyard has played 4 seasons of professional basketball in Europe since graduating, and is now playing in the USA in the NBA's Development League for the Westchester Knicks.

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  • Annise

    Finca Bellavista is a place that everyone should visit at least once. Living in the rain forest and being connected to nature opens up the heart and allows peace and love to flow into the soul. There is a special feeling that comes with co-exiting with the jungle in a sustainable community where they grow their own food. Finca Bellavista is a place that was really hard for me to leave. Thanks Marcus and Keith for sharing this experience with me.