Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Viewing Ventenas

Playa Ventenas, Costa Rica

Enjoying the view. That's what Dean is doing. 

 Do you feel like you could die happy, if only you could spend just one day on the perfect beach? Not me. I demand to have hundreds, even thousands, of those kind of days. But, if you do happen to find yourself on death's door, you just might complete your bucket list here in Costa Ballena. Even the locals think it is the most beautiful beach in Costa Rica.




I tried out my new water camera.  The results were mixed. Literally!



School is not out little doggie.


Caves! 


Here is what the caves look like from a boat. In the middle of the photo there's a sneaky little opening to the beach beyond.


Sea arches dot the coast line of Costa Ballena.




What's this? Mysterious cave creatures...





There are a lot of great things about Playa Ventenas. For one, it's in Costa Rica.  Enough said.  But there is so much more. Blue green mountains create the jungle backdrop. Close to shore, palm trees sway along a cool mountain stream. Take a step, barefoot, and follow the water as it drizzles into the warm ocean.  And did I mention the sea caves? There are two of them. At high tide the ocean fills them up to the brim.  At low tide the mysteries are revealed. You can walk all the way to the ocean. And at all times, the ocean is funneled through the caves, creating an echoing roar as it bursts in and flows over your feet.  Heaven.


The caves simply create unbridled joy! (see above)



And did I mention the view?

Who is that handsome devil?

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 P.S. Be sure to pop over to Our Seaside Baby to participate in a new travel link-up. The blog has a great post on Venice this week. Plus prizes for the linky winner. This week it was me!

22 comments:

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely! The beach looks so inviting. The caves are interesting.

DJan said...

The color of that water is stunning1 Such fabulous pictures. I like those mysterious cave creatures, too. :-)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

The photos are so beautiful,
You always have the most perfect fun places to photograph!
love
tweedles

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wow wow wow! How beautiful.

Pat Tillett said...

It looks like a piece of paradise to me! Nice photos Sharon.
I keep forgetting to tell you that I LOVE your header photo.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Gorgeous....and the water is SO turquoise and pure.

Mums SpaceTara said...

Wow beautiful photos! I love the one looking through the opening in the cave!

MummyTravels said...

I would love to visit Costa Rica one day - definitely on my bucket list for a few years' time with my daughter. Will have to add this beach too! #myfavouritetrip

Sanna / Wave to Mummy blog said...

Ah those pictures from the caves look funky! Looks like a fun day out for you guys :) #myfavouritetrip

Captured By Jade said...

So much beauty in these pictures. The beach looks lovely, and caves are always a bonus on the coast. I love the sneaky view of the beach through the caves too.

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Jenn said...

Love the beach, but I really love the caves...great shots! #PhotoFriday

Lyn Lindfield said...
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Lyn Lindfield said...

I love the first photo with your new water camera (the one with the caption about mixed results) - that one is worthy of me.

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

First time, I hear about this beach but have to agree it is gorgeous. I like when beaches have caves and arches. The strange creatures look like barnacles. In Spain, they are known as percebes. They are edible and very expensive.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That really is perfection! I'd never want to leave.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I want to be on Costa Ballena right now, Sharon!!
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Corinne Vail said...

What fun! I love taking sihouettes...

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the beach and caves are awesome. Lovely scenery and a cute pup! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

NatureFootstep said...

nice place and critters. Love the last two cave images :)

ADITI SHUKLA said...

Nice pics! :)

Our Seaside Baby said...

I commented on the other post but realised this is the one from this week on #MyFavouriteTrip (if that makes sense!) Beautiful photos and I am so jealous of your travels, makes me want to jump on a plane. So much natural beauty in these shots. Stunning photographs, the cave ones are surreal. Thanks very much for linking up & the mention too :-)

bettyl-NZ said...

These are some awesome scenes! I love the critters and the textures that you shot.