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A trip to Guanacaste, in the middle of a blue-zone in Costa Rica

One month spent in Costa Rica. A country with many opportunities for all types of people.

by klaraelverforsAbout Me:I'm 25 years old from Sweden. In june 2021 I finished my studies. Now i'm working as a nurse but my dream is to study more and become a midwife. I love to cook food and to bake, a also love to travel and explore new cultures and meet new p... read more

North AmericaCosta Rica29 days / February 2022

Highs & Lows

The spanish school "Intercultura" in Sámara located next to the beach are not to be missed!

Costa Rica is expensive and also hostels get fully booked fast. Book your accommodation before arriving!

Itinerary Overview

Me and my boyfriend were planning a long journey to central- and south América for a long time but we had no immediate plans until a week before departure. We red a lot about Costa Rica and we felt it was a good country to start our journey. We were exited to fell the heat, learn Spanish, surf and explore the incredible nature. 

  • 23 Nights: Sámara
    Relaxing, learn spanish, surf and play volleyball.
  • 2 Nights: Monteverde
    Hiking in the nature. Ziplining.
  • 4 Nights: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
    Stop before going to Bocas del toro in Panamá

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would skip Puerto Viejo and stay longer in Guanacaste.

  • How was the food?

    The Bakery in Puerto Viejo for awesome, big, breakfasts.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Take lessons at the spanish school in Sámara, and also stay in a host family.

  • Packing tips?

    Sunscreen and mosquito repellent. It´s also good to pack a rainjacket when its rainy season, even though the rain lasts just for a couple of minutes.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Local busses works well. The shuttles are often very pricy and not worth it.

  • Any surprises?

    Sámara was over expectations!

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