My Costa Rica Journey A series by Ann: connecting people to people and people to places in Costa Rica .
The Blue River originates at the base of the Tenorio Volcano in north central Costa Rica. My daughter Xinia, photo below, her husband Rolando, and I had come from Alajuela to spend two days looking to purchase land for me to build a house. They already had purchased one and one-half acres ( one manzana) to build a retirement home, a beautiful spot with great views of Tenorio and Miravalles Volcano. And not far from the Blue River. I do love this place. This area at the eastern base of Tenorio is famous for it’s tropical rainforest and meandering Blue River. It is becoming a hot destination for tourism. In the early morning we wake to a symphony of bird sounds. And in the distant rainforest we listen to the howler monkeys calling to their mates “Get up and start searching for food.”
The land surrounding the base of these volcanoes is dedicated to cultivating pineapple, sold mostly to Del Monte corporation, and the sweeter varieties are sold in our grocery stores in the United States.