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Costa Rica’s Carribean Coast

Exploring the Carribean coast of Costa Rica. Working at a yoga retreat , spending hours on the wild natural beaches, and discovering the jungles filled with Costa Rican wildlife.

by mirimeshAbout Me:I love exploring discovering new things about myself and the world around me! read more

North AmericaCosta Rica26 days / February - March 2023

Highs & Lows

Horsebackriding on the beach in Cahuita!

It rained almost everyday.

Itinerary Overview

I volunteered  at a yoga retreat center called Tierra De Suenos,  in Puerto Viejo. There I  workEd in the kitchen serving food to the guests, cooking, and cleaning. The retreat was situated in a beautiful jungle surrounded by sloths, monkeys, and other native animals. When I had my days off I would explore puerto viejo on my bike that I rented , go to the beaches, play volleyball, explore the national parks, and learn how to live the Caribbean Tica way. I made friends from all over the world, and tasted amazing traditional carribean home cooked dishes. This trip was definitely one for the books! 

  • 6 Nights: Playa Cocles
    I stayed here before I started my volunteer program. I wanted to explore the town, meet the locals, and discover the beaches.
  • 20 Nights: Playa Chiquita
    This location was further from town and more peaceful. The beaches were less crowded and more wild. The water was pristine

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have changed the lodging for the volunteers. The house was dirty and old.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    I got an ingrown toenail, but luckily there was an amazing doctor in town who spoke English and he actually numbed my food and cut it out for me. He was super professional and it went much smoother than I thought it would!

  • How was the food?

    The food at Tierra de Suenos was out of this world! The chefs used wholesome and healthy ingredients and the dishes always tasted as good as they looked. Koki beach restaurant and Socca restaurant were both delicious as well.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Be ready to get wet! You never know when it will rain. Being a good bug spray. If you’re a light sleeper bring ear plugs for the howler monkeys and some parties that go very late.

  • Packing tips?


  • Transportation Tips?

    The tuk tuks are the transportation in puerto viejo but it’s much cheaper to rent a bike to get around.