Ceiba tree/Arenal Volcano National ParkArenal Volcano National Park is another attraction that you have to see when you visit Costa Rica. You can choose different paths to hike through the park but with Chloe-Sofia on our back, we chose the shortest one which took us to the Ceiba tree.

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The Ceiba tree is a tropical tree that leaves long-lasting impression on everyone who sees it. It is majestic, beautiful and grand.  The ancient Mayas considered it sacred and believed that it connected our world to the spiritual one. As you look up trying to see its umbrella-shaped crown, you end up feeling that it leads to secret, long-forgotten world. It is magical and one wants to climb up to discover what is hidden in its crown. It belongs to the same “family” (in botanical terms) as Baobab tree and can reach up to 60m of height.

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Unlike Poás Volcano that we could see very clearly*, Arenal was always covered by clouds. As it is the most-active volcano in Costa Rica you can’t go all the way up. I admit, I would love to catch a glimpse of lava but maybe next time.

(*P.S. One week after our visit, Poás Volcano erupted and the National Park had to be closed. We were truly lucky that we could see the crater so well because now it is covered by clouds and smoke.)

I decided to publish this article today because yesterday was Earth Day. This trip to Costa Rica together with being a mother made me think a lot of nature and what legacy we will leave to our children. Costa Rica is such a pure and incredible country when it comes to flora and fauna. It is very easy to ponder whether you are living a meaning and full life.

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I am carrying Chloe-Sofia in BabyBjorn (alternative from Infantino under $40).

Photos by Alex.


 

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The tree is absolutely beautiful! I love the sense of wonder on your face as you explore the amazing surrounds with your little girl.

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My fiancé and I traveled to Costa Rica (and saw Arenal Volcano National Park) this past January! Our day looked a bit different though, haha. It was 90F, clear skies and suuuuper sunny. We were sweating so much, haha, probably not great for photos either 😉 Glad to see you photographed next to the massive roots on the Ceiba tree!

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So it’s safe to say that your beautiful baby has more of an adventurous life than me :). Loving your blog and these adventures! Thanks for sharing!

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I’m obsessed with your photos, Miri. You have a beautiful family! You are such an inspiration!
Have a wonderful week!
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Oh, you are ao kind and beyond sweet, Len. Big hugs

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This looks like a wonderful place! I just recently learned how reasonable flights from my home to Costa Rica are, so I’m thinking a trip this yr needs to happen. I will keep this place in mind!

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If you can get a flight for a reasonable price, don’t hesitate. You will come back enchanted, Kara. XO

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These photos look unreal girl!! Costa Rica is such a beautiful travel destination..I’m dying to go again!! Hope you had a great time and thanks for sharing 🙂 <3

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Thank you, Jessi! XO

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How amazing! Such great photos! =)

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We’re traveling with you in these photos!!
Love it and thanks for sharing <3

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Happy new week! Absolutely beautiful portraits! I also love the history about the tree…..very inspiring place! Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful week!

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Thank you so much, Tiff. XO

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What a beautiful place to hike
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Thank you, Laura. XO

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This looks like it was such a fun hike! I’m not much of a hiker but I will admit that it does seem pretty awesome.

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Thank you, Didier. Hugs

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I am loving all of your vacation photos!! I would love to go here someday!

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I hope you will get the chance. Costa Rica is truly amazing, Lizzie. XO

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What a magnificent park, it looks absolutely gorgeous and like every hikers dream! I love that you strapped Chloe-Sofia on your back for the experience, too, she must have loved to see all the nature surrounding her, so much stimulation! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!

XO,

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Thank you for your kind words, sweetie. How are you feeling? Soon you will meet your baby girl in person! Time flies. Big hugs

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The national park looks like the perfect place to stroll in! Loved your photos. Have a lovely week! xx

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Thank you, Andreea. XO

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Wow, it is so amazing! Such beautiful scenery.

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Thank you so much, sweetie. XO

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Wow, this place looks absolutely enchanting. You’re so right, the tree looks so majestic. Sounds like such an incredible experience!
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Wow these pictures are amazing!!! The national park truly looks incredible and loved that you published it on International Earth day ♥

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Looks amazing there! I loved your photos.

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Costa Rica is definitely on my bucket list, your photos are stunning. Absolutely love the butterfly picture! Really is the Earth and nature at its best.
Thanks for sharing,
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This looks amazing! The nature is so inspiring! Adorable mum and baby! xx
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So cool!! Love all the pics
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Such a beautiful place, I like the photos.
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This is so cool! And your baby is so cute!!! xx

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This is a great post! And your baby is so cute! xx
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How beautiful is the greenery in that national park! Absolutely loving the view of the volcano too. Chloe-Sophia is so cute!

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Wow those pics are amazing. Incredible location
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wow this is so amazing!! nature at it’s best!

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Thank you, Yuka! XO

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This is just an amazing place and looks like a wonderful experience, being surrounded by nature is always needed once in a while!

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Thank you, Camila. Hugs

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I am so in love with these gorgeous, adventurous family moments

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Thank you, Filipa. XO

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Wow, what a beautiful experience!

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Hi Funmi. Thank you for stopping by. XO

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Beautiful photos! Looks like you had a great trip!

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Thank you, Jennifer. XO

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Omg, this place is just so beautiful. Love your photos 🙂
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Thank you for stopping by, Nati. XO

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Amazing place!! It leaves breathless!
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Thank you, Agnese & Elisa! Hugs

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This looks like such a fun trip 😀

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Thank you, Sofia! XO

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