Naimah demonstrating how to get up on a surfboard.
Santa Teresa is a small town in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica. Like other coastal villages on the Nicoya Peninsula, Santa Teresa started as a remote fishing village, relying on agriculture, cattle ranching and small-scale fishing.
Celebrating Costa Rica defeating Italy in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil (to make it through the knockout stage after just two games).
The 16-hectare Smelt Bay Provincial Park is extraordinarily scenic. Smelt Bay is named after smelts, the small silver-green, sardine-sized fish that frequents these waters in huge numbers and attracts salmon.
Searching for sand dollars
Nestled at the entrance to the enchanting Desolation Sound, tranquil and friendly Cortes Island is one of the most impressive of the Discovery Islands, with its placid lakes, beaches, and rugged gorges.
The south western corner of the island offers glacial deposits in the form of fine white sand at Hague Lake.
The Salish name for Hague Lake is Kw'as Oyela which means 'hot water (lake)'. This is very appropriate as Hague Lake is flat bottomed and shallow (35-50 ft.) and warms up quickly in the summer as well as freezes first in a cold spell.