After an incredible week living like we were truly on vacation, we dropped our friends off at the airport and set off for the next (and final) stop on our trip around Costa Rica. About a month ago we started looking into volunteer opportunities as a way to save money and, after some research, weContinue reading “Hacienda Sur”
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We Have Visitors!
We’re back again after a brief absence but for a good reason: we had visitors! After more than two full months out of the country and away from home by ourselves, in mid-March we were finally fortunate enough to see some familiar faces; our friends Kendall and Brantlee came for a week. These two loveContinue reading “We Have Visitors!”
The Pacific Coast
We took off from La Fortuna for the west coast in the morning which would take a few hours’s driving along very windy roads. Other than a quick stop at a local soda for lunch, and another small restaurant for a milk shake, we arrived later that day in Playa Del Coco. Our home hereContinue reading “The Pacific Coast”
After departing our hostel in Monteverde we decided to give our failed hike another shot, this time going the long way via paved roads on our way to La Fortuna. A few hours later (thanks to a much more manageable route) we arrived at Cerro Pelado where we parked on a family’s property, paid aContinue reading “La Fortuna”
The Cloud Forest
After a few days in San Ramon, we continued heading north up into the mountains to Monteverde. The drive alone was worth the trip with fantastic views beyond almost every turn as we gradually gained elevation on our way to our final destination. Our destination in this case was a hostel located just outside “town”Continue reading “The Cloud Forest”
From Puerto Viejo we took the same bus back to San Jose (this time only 5 hours, though!) and stopped to pick up our rental car. Wanting to see as much of the country as possible over the next two months, we figured having a car would provide greater flexibility, and also less long, hot,Continue reading “Central Valley”
We woke up early last Friday to depart San Jose and got to the bus station around 5:45 am for our early trip to the Atlantic (Caribbean) Coast. Seven and a half hours later (thanks in large part to a long stretch of construction on the main 1-lane road through the mountains) we arrived inContinue reading “Puerto Viejo”
Bienvenido a Costa Rica!
We made it. Finally. For the first time since we began planning this year of travel over 4 years ago we have actually made it to a foreign country. And, as fate would have it, the country where we find ourselves is actually the same country that we initially booked flights to when we beganContinue reading “Bienvenido a Costa Rica!”