An interesting discussion was started a few days ago about the hidden gems, and it got me thinking about special moments in my time here in CR.
Often times we sit and answer travel questions, and that's all great, but I really dig discussions that while are still travel related, go beyond the "How To". or "Where to" questions we get.
So the question at hand is this. "What is your favorite travel moment you have experienced while in Costa Rica?"
Can be a hidden gem, can be an encounter, can be an experience, or just a moment in time.
The first one that always pops into my mind was swimming with a 40 foot Whale Shark off the Pacific coast about 9 years ago. I was out on my buddies boat, just enjoying the day, and we spotted her.
Immediately mask and flippers were on and the next thing you know I was swimming along side the biggest animal on land or in the Sea that I have ever seen. The size of this is hard to wrap your head around. Like swimming with a bus. As big as they are, and as large as their mouths are (looks like it could swallow you whole and not blink), they are as gentle as a kitten.
I will never forget this for my entire life. It was humbling then and still is now when I reflect back on that moment.
So please share if you will what moment in time jumps out when you think about this question.