If you're flying into Costa Rica, it's a high likelihood that you're landing in San Jose, which can be a bit of an overwhelming city. For many visitors, they often just want to take the quickest bus, taxi or rental car out of the snarled traffic and hit some open road to the myriad beaches and forests that the country has to offer (can't blame you!). But if you aren't in a rush to your next destination, however, then I'd encourage you to take a half hour walk through the Spirogyra Butterly Garden in downtown San Jose.
How many of us as kids would see flitting butterflies in the summer months and try to catch them with our hands? C'mon! I know I'm not the only one! Their sheer beauty, their lightness on the wind, the bright colors were enough for anyone to want to just have a closer look. This is part of the reason why I love butterfly gardens; it's really one time where you can have a far closer look at everyone's favorite insect. Here are some quick shots I took during my visit to Spirogyra. (And don't worry, there are more great insect shots to come in some of my subsequent posts throughout Costa Rica).