YOU WOULDN’T THINK IT COULD GET any better than that: standing on a hanging bridge at sunset, high over the cloud forest of Costa Rica, muscles pulsing from an adventure-filled day.
Then the fog starts rolling in. A very thick fog. So dense you can’t see the end of the bridge you’re standing on. The fog is cascading through the treetops, you lose your sense of depth, the over-saturated green slowly fading to grey. Everything is muted.
And then the breeze starts blowing in your hair, the mist clears and uncovers one of the most epic sunsets you have ever seen. That was when I fell in love with Costa Rica. But what was even more comforting after such a powerful moment was to know that this place — the Monteverde Cloud Forest — along with many other reserves across the country, will be protected for decades to come.