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Snakes, mystery caterpillars and other exciting finds

    Living here is addicting. This sense that under any given leaf, in any tree, any tide pool, there probably is some new creature you’ve never seen before, that is intoxicating to me. Josh, my fiance, has been living here the better part of the last 10 years and yet still, at least weekly […]

Jungle Living

I have to constantly pinch myself while living here in Costa Rica. Am I really here? Is this really happening? It is, and I love it. Everything is surreal and you are constantly in perpetual motion. As soon as one project finishes the next appears.  It keeps you on your toes and it keeps you […]

Rio Lajas

Montezuma and the Southern Nicoya Peninsula is teaming with waterfalls. One of the least known, but truly amazing waterfall hikes, is Rio Lajas. Located just 5 km from Mariposario Montezuma Gardens on the road to Cabuya is where you will find this amazing river.  There is no designated trail to walk on so you have […]

In Costa, we carve watermelons for Halloween!

Welcome to Mariposario Montezuma Gardens, your Costa Rican Bed and Breakfast. Although Halloween is primarily a North American tradition it is catching on here in Costa Rica due to the high numbers of ex-pats and foreigners who have relocated to this amazing country. So in tradition, we always carve jack-o-lanterns here at the butterfly garden. […]

Getting Started

I did it. It was a day frought with technical challenge but Tyson came through as the champion middle son that he is and set me straight. Don’t ask me about widgets and plugins and let’s see if I can post a photo, but I’m letting the word out that I now have a blog. […]


“Well girl here we go!” To my Dad who made me believe there isn’t anything I can’t do, ..I’m a work in progress. To my sons who are the center of my life, ..Lets dream big. Why not us? To my family who have always enjoyed my ongoing adventures, ..guys this is a big one! […]

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