2 weeks of exploring the beautiful wildlife, beaches, jungles and mountains of Costa Rica
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North America5 days / April 2022
Highs & Lows
The Friday night Reggae Bar party in Cahuita!
Cost of accommodation
Myself and my friend from University flew into San Jose and spent one night there to rest as we were very jet-lagged. The next day we then caught the bus to La Fortuna and spent 3 nights there to explore the surrounding nature; the Arenal Volcano, the incredible animals and insects, hot springs, waterfalls and local fruits. We then headed to Monteverde which was an incredibly beautiful journey, we spent two nights there and did the Extremo zip-lining and the cloud forest tour, and spent the evenings watching the vibrant sunsets. We then headed to the Caribbean coast, firstly to the small town of Cahuita where we relaxed and enjoyed beers and rice and beans on the beach, listening to reggae and mingling with locals. After that, we travelled just half an hour down the road to Puerto Viejo which is a busier Caribbean town with far more tourists. There are lots of beautiful beaches around this area, plentiful of delicious food to try and of course the chocolate made by the indigenous BriBri people, which is definitely worth doing a tour.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
Stayed longer in Cahuita
How was the food?
Definitely try 'Soda El Rinconcito de la Empanada' for authentic Costa Rican home-made food
What tips would you give a friend?
Hire pedal bikes in Cahuita
From Monteverde to Cahuita, you have to go back to San Jose again to change buses
Use HostelWorld, Booking.com or Air BnB for Cahuita