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Happy Easter 🐣 frohe Ostern 🐣 feliz pascua 🐣 Selamat paskah 🐣 buona pasqua 🐣 Pura Vida from Costa Rica 🇨🇷 Like usual I’ve celebrated underwater and joined a ray party together with some turtles and had a blast 🐬🐢🦈🐋 🐬 🐬 🐬 #froheostern #happyeaster #semanasanta #felizpascoa #puravida #costarica #guanacaste #playasdelcoco #diveinstructorlife #angelsofthesea #saltnomads #beachlife #beachgirl #palmtrees #sunset
DAY 3 - OPEN WATER TRAINING with @richcoastdiving 🌊 For those that aren’t familiar, @paditv open water certifications consist of eLearning, then two days of pool diving and two days of ocean dives (I believe this is pretty standard but could vary depending on which company you go with). 🌊 After panicking the first day (go back and read yesterday’s post) but having a pretty successful day two, I actually felt fairly confident going into today. I got ready, jumped in, put my snorkel in and looked under water. “Oh crap, that’s fairly frightening. I didn’t realize the ocean was so damn big. Yes I did, you idiot. But, now it seems bigger.” A little anxiety. But, I was convinced to not let the past two days be a waste of time. So, we go to descend and the second I went underwater, I felt an immediate panic attack coming on and I popped back up to the surface so quick. 🌊 “Yea, nope, this isn’t gonna work.” That’s what’s I wanted to say but I’m pretty sure it just came out as “no, no, no.” Somehow it didn’t turn into much past a minute or so and I was still determined to see some damn fish, at least. 🌊 So, I tried again - and succeeded! 🌊 Once I was down a few feet and I actually saw my first few fish, I was ohhhhh okay. Yea this is awesome. I’d say my anxiety practically dissipated. 🌊 Between the two dives today, I saw two sharks (white reef tip - they’re fairly small sharks), a southern stingray, a round stingray, a fever (I love that that’s what it’s called) of eagle rays, lots of pufferfish (not puffed), angelfish, butterfly fish and a crap ton of other fish I can’t name now. 🌊 Had I given up, I would have never been able to experience that. The first day during my 20 minute meltdown, my instructor - @diveinstructortom - told me something to the effect of “If you trust me, this will eventually be fun and you’ll get to experience a whole new world.” I’m paraphrasing probably because you know - I was wanting to quit. Well, he was right. 🌊 What a damn amazing and humbling experience this has been. 🌊 Slide for a reference photo of the sharks and eagle rays I saw.
Sun Set Playas Del Coco Gte
El pasado jueves 18 de abril tuve el placer de compartir escenario junto a todos estos artistas talentosos en la Iera Edición del Música Viva Fest Una experiencia muy tuanis para mí, gracias a @chucho_lopezmv @warren_alani por la invitación @musicavivaproducciones_cr
🌊🌴 Holy Beach 😎☀️
Easter ☀️ 📷: @david_mora_m
Sweat is the best highlighter 😂✨
Happy Easter from the Araya Ricco familia ✌
Felices Pascuas!! Celebrating Easter, praying for those in Sri Lanka, and all those misplaced by the Notre Dame fire. For He accepted us all, may peace prevail. "This is the day the lord has made;let us rejoice and be glad" And Happiest Birthday wishes to the best Dad and Hubby!! Pura Vida!!!
Detrás de las cicatrices hay experiencias de vida❤👣
Pájaro Bobo de Costa Rica #color #art #beautiful #beauty #birds #bird #birdwatching #birdlife #bird_lovers #birdlife #birdwatching #bird_brilliance #wild #wildlife #wildanimals #wildlifeconservation #nature #naturaleza #naturelover #nature_good #nature_sultans #nature_brilliance #nature_seekers #animales #animal #animals #pet #artistsoninstagram #arte
Thank you for another beautiful race Playa Del Coco! I’m loving this colorful #racemedal 💜 I wrote a bit more about dedicating my efforts today on my other account @mateayoga. It’s my dad’s birthday and I’m sending positive affirmations as well as my austerity to his heath. In #yoga we call that practice tapas, and it’s described in the Niyamas of the 8 limb path 🧘♀️Although it’s often related to yoga and meditation practice, anything we do can be done with a specific intention and consciousness, and then it becomes #mindfulness . . . . #raceday #runtimes #racerecap #running #runner #runnergirl #racetime #10km #10kmrun #10krun #beachrun #runneryogi #yogalife #yogaphilosophy #yogalove #travelphotography #costarica #costaricarun #trilife #triathlete #tapasya #yogaeverydamnday
Pasándola bien 🚴♂️🎣🏖️🚜
Model: @mariajose__av #sesiondefotos #trajedebaño #bikini #costarica #costaricangirl #thatcostaricangirl #girlsofcostarica #tica #ticas_preciosas #latina #puravida #playasdelcoco #playahermosa #playabonita #guanacaste #photographertom #beach #shoot #photoshoot #ticas_preciosas
Compa del alma ✌🏾👌🏾
Coco Run 2019🏃🏽♀️🥰
Chasing the ice cream man in Costa Rica
Today my sister got married.... so naturally we got up to run on the beach first 🤘what else do people do on their wedding day?
Mi amorcito Grande Ya😨😨😨
Sigue tus sueños ⚓🐼
Best way to celebrate any holiday in my opinion is to be active and do something for your health and wellbeing! We have plenty of social options to do exactly the opposite, and most holidays we eat and drink and so on... We had a great time running the Coco run 10k, at a beach that actually hosts a lot of races and definitely gave me flashbacks from last years @ironman70.3costarica - a good amount of the race covered the same route, but we also get to discover some new areas. This race had everything as we ran on road, trails, rolling hills and alongside the beach - although sand isn’t easy to run on, it was well worth the gorgeous views. Today is also my dad’s birthday, so I thought of him while running! I’m not usually a fan of the trend of ‘running for something’ unless you are actually helping a real cause, such as collecting money for charity, while you are running. Otherwise I feel like you’re really just running for yourself, and I do see people in the running community taking advantage and boasting their own pride while not actually helping anyone. I don’t mean to be too critical, but let’s be honest, the people who participate in races are usually highly competitive and compare their efforts with others to find success. I would know 😝 But because my dad has been affected by serious health issues lately, he was definitely in my mind on his bday. I don’t share about it much because it’s personal and not even my life to share really. But in #yoga philosophy, you can perform a certain activity or austerity (tapas) and dedicate it to someone or something, and it can yield positive energy or karma. That is what lot of yoga and meditation really is about. So today’s efforts go to his health! 🌟 . . . #racetime #running #runner #runneryogi #runningyogi #runningmotivation #runningrace #raceweekend #10k #cocorun #correcostarica #costarica #costaricarunners #runnergirl #sweatpink #racemedal #postrace #runnersofinstagram #runningcouple #racerecap #playadelcoco #whydoyourun #yogainspiration #yogaphilosophy #yogalifestyle #runtime #10krun #run10k
No es ninguna foto mía pero es de mis queridos padres y me gusta mucho :3❤❤❤
Empanadas de maíz 🌽 pujagua que le dan ese color morado intenso, rellenas de queso o frijol. También con queso por encima y una salsa de chile 🌶 con muy poco picante.
This smile says way more than I can probably put into words. This was taken today, on day 2 of my @paditv open water certification with @richcoastdiving ✨ If a picture had been taken yesterday, I doubt it would have evoked any bit of joy. I was not feeling joyful - at least not for most of it. I was feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, and just not good. I was ready to quit. I cried. It wasn’t pretty. ✨ But, today, was a different story. I wasn’t perfect. But if yesterday was a 0 for me. Today was a solid 7-8 in terms of anxiety and feeling better. ✨ What caused me problems yesterday, I did today without really thinking about it. How the hell did that happen? ✨ Sure, I’ll give myself a pat on the back and I did reward myself with another amazing coffee from @ticoffiacafe but I’d say a majority of it came from the patience and compassion of @richcoastdiving. I’m certain that things work out in a certain way for a reason. ✨ It was a random string of events that led to me being here getting this certification now. The idea of getting it came back into my brain after meeting with people from @paditv at The NY Times Travel Show. Then, I randomly decided to visit Costa Rica for a different reason and thought well I may as well look into this while I’m there. It all just kind of fell together. ✨ A thousand thank yous to everyone who has given me advice, sent me messages of support, told me to take care of myself and told me they know I can rock it. I’m not done yet but at least tomorrow I get to see animals and not just a pool. ✨ And, while this is indeed a hosted experience, do not think that I feel the need to say positive things. I only speak the truth and trust me when I say that my instructor, @diveinstructortom, and everyone at Rich Coast deserves every ounce of praise. They have put up with a lot so far. 😅 ✨ #wildhearted #wildandfree #richcoastdiving #paditv #padi #openwatercertification #girlswhoscuba #girlswhodive #anxiousdiver #divingcourse #scubadiving
🌻Para hoy teníamos entrega en el Coco de este precioso Queque de Girasoles!🌻 Queque de chocolate, relleno de fresa, cobertura de chocolate blanco y fondant. 🌻Flores de pasta de azúcar hechas a mano, y pintura a mano alzada. Todo comestible! 🌻 Felicidades!!!