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Panama and Costa Rica: Tranquilo Bay, Selva Bananito & more

Kurt and I spent a wonderful 2-weeks enjoying the adventures of Costa Rica and Panama. And getting married at Tranquilo Bay? Well -- that was just the icing on the cake.

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Panama island near Bocas del Toro
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Marissa Jensen
I can't believe two weeks have gone by already. Our trip was adventurous, interesting and very fun. If I were to do it again, I would make sure we have more down time at the beach and that we …
Rain in Bocas Del Toro Panama
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Marissa Jensen
Today was a very relaxing day. We met with our affiliates and had lunch. After working with them on my trip and other trips, I was very excited to finally meet Jorge and Yesenia. We ate lunch at …
Hotel in Bocas Town Panama
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Marissa Jensen
Today we started at about 5 AM. We had to be at the boat dock at 6 AM. However once we arrived, we found out that the boat actually didn't leave until about 7. We are headed to Barro Colorado. …
Crossing the Panama/Costa Rica border
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Marissa Jensen
Today we headed for Panama City. The drive to the airport from Boquete takes about 45 minutes. You have to drive to the town of David. I was amazed to see all of the new development springing up …
Marisa in tree in Costa Rica
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Marissa Jensen
After a relaxing evening last night, we wake up very refreshed today. We have breakfast in the courtyard of the hotel. It is very relaxing and breakfast is very filling. Since Boquete is known …
Jedi master of the jungle
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Marissa Jensen
Last night there was another phenomenal thunderstorm. This one seemed worst than the one the previous night. I actually had enough courage to sit on our porch and watch it. This took a lot of guts …
Kurt in Hammock at Selva Bananito
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Marissa Jensen
Last night in the middle of the night, there was a huge thunderstorm. I can't believe how intense the storms are here. They feel so close. I am scared of lightening so the storm made my adrenaline …
Inside a tree at Selva Bananito
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Marissa Jensen
Today we are headed to Tranquilo Bay. We are getting married there today. I am so excited. It is something we planned right before we came. We thought it would be just like us to …
Horseback ride at Selva Bananito
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Marissa Jensen
Today was kind of a frustrating day. We had a pick up scheduled for 8:30 to head to Panama. So we made sure we were up in time to get ready and have breakfast. By 9:00, our driver was still not …
Our cabana at Selva Bananito
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Marissa Jensen
We ate the continental breakfast that Cariblue offers. I thought this was very good. It is buffet style and there is a lot to choose from. Not really having a plan, and just excited to be on …
Spider at Selva Bananito
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Marissa Jensen
Today we leave the jungle. While I have enjoyed my time here, I am also ready for something new. We are headed to the beach today so I am very excited about that. After breakfast, we hiked …
Marissa on a waterfall rappel near Selva Bananito
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Marissa Jensen
Today is my birthday. It is weird to be in the jungle celebrating a birthday. This morning the ladies that make the food, made a coffee cake to help celebrate my birthday. They even included a …
Waterfall in the middle of the Costa Rica jungle
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Marissa Jensen
Selva Bananito is a pretty neat place. I had kind of a difficult time getting use to the bats. They fly in and out of the room all night getting the bugs. I also felt like I had bugs crawling on …
Waterfall rappel in the Costa Rica jungle
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Marissa Jensen
We had quite an early morning today. We woke up at 5:45 AM. Now while both Kurt and I are use to getting up in the mornings for work, it is a little harder to get up early when one is on vacation. …
Kurt trying his hand at the waterfall rappel
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Marissa Jensen
Today's flight went much better than yesterday's. Once we landed it was on to Customs and Immigration. The entire process went pretty smoothly. I think people should always expect to wait in line …
Vacation at last
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Marissa Jensen
Today was a long day. I made the mistake of working out (which means getting up pretty early). I worked pretty hard on my legs so I kind of felt weak the entire day. I made sure we were at the …

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