Attack of the Army Ants

When I first moved to Costa Rica I was warned about the Army Ants. The warning was something like they will invade your house and there is nothing you can do but leave for several hours. These ants like to eat everything in their path, so they come into your house and eat all the bugs and than leave. Well, last week I finally had my run in with the army ants. Fortunately, they did not invade the inside of my house just the outside. They stuck around for roughly 4hours. (Word to the wise if army ants invade your space leave for the whole day!)
These guys have a nasty bite so do not mess with them or walk barefoot in their path, you will regret it.


Playa Barrigona, Costa Rica

Living in Costa Rica comes with its perks like being close to epic surf and beautiful prestine beaches without the crowds you would typically see along California’s coastline. Playa Barrigona has become our second home. With white sandy beaches, palm trees to hide from the sun and good waves, it’s a paradise. In the dry season the beach makes for a perfect place to set up beach volley ball. And the palm trees are great for hanging hammocks.
Mel Gibson owns about 500 acres right up to the beach, thankfully he does not own the sand. To reach the beach in the rainy season you would definitely need four wheel drive as the dirt road can get horrendous in the rain. I have yet to encounter Mel but there are lots of Howler Monkeys playing in the palms. In the rainy season there is also a waterfall that can be enjoyed on the south side of the beach. It is especially nice to rinse off in the fresh water after playing in the salt water.