I won an NLGJA membership raffle, and the prize was a whirlwind three-night stay at a gay guesthouse outside San Jose, Costa Rica.
We started our first day with desayuno tipico.
Frank Chicas served as our tour-guide and fixer.
Quetzal in the trees
We were lucky enough to see a rare local bird, the quetzal.
Not much to see at the Poas Volcano, unfortunately. Socked in with fog.
Path to the crater
The sun was shining on San Jose, but not at the top of Poas.
View from Poas down to San Jose
The road to Poas afforded spectacular views of Costa Rica's central valley.
Cráter de Poas
This was about the best view we got of the crater at Poas.
Butterfly House, La Paz Waterfall Gardens
We visited the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Very well run.
La Paz hummingbird
It turns out hummingbirds are very hard to photograph.