This time, I saw everything from stunning beaches to incredible jungles and everything in between.
Tamarindo is a fun beach town that has a party feel to it. Sámara is a bit further south from Tamarindo and has a more relaxed and quiet feel to it.
Drake Bay is a bit of a challenge to get to from San Jose, but worth it in my opinion due to all the amazing nature it has, and its proximity to Corcovado National Park where you can find many interesting animals. I found it to be a great birdwatching spot.
La Fortuna is a great spot for seeing volcanoes, breathtaking waterfalls, and rivers with stunning colors.
I recommend Monteverde for the hanging bridges overlooking the cloud forest, along with the adventure activities such as ziplining! I did a fabulous night hike here and we found insects and reptiles!
I also enjoyed the chill reggae vibes of the Caribbean side, and found sloths in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and Cahuita :)
For this trip, I set the following intentions:
- Reconnecting with nature
- Practicing and improving my Spanish
- Evaluating my business from another angle to generate new ideas
And I achieved all of the above!
I didn't have every moment of the trip planned out beforehand, and that was alright. Since I had set intentions behind this trip, I had a direction to follow.
As this was my first international trip in over 2 years, you could imagine how delighted I was to get back out into the world to learn, grow and challenge myself!
The pictures don't do the trip justice, but they do give a bit of insight into the beauty of the land, so check them out :)