I NEVER WANNA LEAVE!!! We flew direct from O'Hare to Costa Rica and had an amazing view once we got over Nicaragua/Honduras. Amazing terrain and ocean views. And volcanoes!! Our new friend, Pedro, picked us up at the airport and we took the drive to our resort. The coastal area is dry since it's summer now but there were a lot of pink and yellow trees! Tons of horses and cows and stray dogs/cats. Arrived at the hotel, which had a totally open lobby where you could see the pool and ocean, ahhhhhhh. We got to our room and then had some food and laid by the pool the rest of the day. I love it here!!!