Can you name the Costa Rican park where I took this photo? Do you have a favorite – national, city, private? Dog park (man, I know a nice one in Eastport, Maine)? Random-corner-that-isn’t-technically-a-park-but-makes-you-happy? I’ve been collecting parks in Costa Rica for 15 years, and there are few habits that have done more for my mental health than those escapes, no matter how short.
If you can, wherever you are today, drop by a park and take a break. Because sometimes, #travelthursday is just that simple.
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5 thoughts on “Day 29: Is there a park calling your name?”
My favorites in Costa Rica are Parque National Santa Rosa (Playa Naranja), Rincón de la Vieja, Corcovado and Caño Negro. Mi iglesias. Thanks for sharing daily thoughts with us. I’m saving for my Costa Rica file and sharing some on FB.
Some of those are still on my list to visit!
I have very fond memories of the central park in Orotina and go sit there any time I visit family. It’s nothing super remarkable, but there are always granizado vendors, kids playing/laughing on the playground, and so many birds! Recently they converted one of the roads bordering the park into a pedestrian walkway with benches and a fountain.
ALSO a shoutout to the University of Michigan arboretum for being a great place to walk/run/disappear from the busyness of city life.
I love both of those places, as it happens! And I think the central parks of CR towns are among some of the most restful places…