I arrived back in Costa Rica the other day. A last minute change of plans meant that I had to grab a taxi ride from the airport in Liberia. Juanel was my driver. I must have been smiling from ear to ear because he asked me in a very bemused way, "Do you love my country?"
I was just drinking up the countryside as we drove to Nosara. Along the road there were lots of Cortez Amarillo trees. Like many of the plants in the dry tropical forest of the Guanacaste region, Cortez Amarillo defends against the rigors of the dry season by dropping it’s leaves. … And then pouring all that leaf maintaining energy into full on flower power mode!