Costa Rica

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Kate and her best friend Maile Mercer each spent half their senior year in Costa Rica attending Monteverde Friends School, with Kate there for the first semester and Maile there for the second.  At the end of Kate's second semester at Carolina Friends School, she went back to Monteverde to visit Maile and to produce a photo-essay on Costa Rica as part of her Independent Study class.

Fall 2002


Monteverde Friends School
Main Building

MFS interior

The Cheese Factory

Trail in Biological Preserve
San Jose

Hotel Aranjuez

Center of town

Royal Opera House

Rock filled stream
Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean

Main street in the village

Beach view with Salsa Brava in the background

Colorful cottage

Kate and Jorge at the Beach Bar


Spring 2003


Road from Monteverde to Santa Elena

Kate, Maile and their friends

Outside the restaurant

Tamarindo - On the Pacific

Kate's room at the Hotel Arco Iris

Kate's bathroom


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