Trip Report

Fauna and flora trip in Costa Rica.

8 beautiful days in the nature of the Costa Rica.

by swaxlitoAtlasGuru Contributor

North AmericaCosta Rica8 days / March 2022

Highs & Lows

Quite simply the best fauna and flora of the world, definitely.

Costa Rica is an expensive country, in addition it is tropical and the weather can be very unpredictable

Q & A

  • How was the food?

    At Puerto Viejo : carne or pollo con Caraïbe sauce and rice and beens. You can find that in every restaurant of the village.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    In the parks, but also for waterfalls and volcanoes, in fact everywhere you are offered guides. But be careful, most of the time it's not even necessary, if you're a bit resourceful you can do it without (and save a lot of money).

  • Packing tips?

    You need good shoes to climb the volcano. Don't try to wear city shoes... (prefer shoes of another colour than white!). And unfortunately, this is Costa Rica so don’t forget your raining coat !

  • Transportation Tips?

    Start every trip very early to make sure arrive not to late because the costa rican buses are very messy.


  • I just finished a Work Away at Guapiles when I started my strip. So, I spent my first night there, in my super tent. In this region it is rain all the time. Therefore the nights was humid…

  • We stayed at an hotel called La Cascada. We chose this one because it was a very good location, around the main square. And because we are always looking for the cheaper habitation. It was very basic And to tell the truth the rooms were not very good, without windows and with a poor ventilation. But good for us because we were not here to enjoy the hotel but the beautiful nature that surrounds La Fortuna!

  • We stayed at an Hostel called Madre Selva. Very very nice ! Staff friendly, huge dormitory but super clean. Location a bit far from the the restaurants and bars of the center but we rented bikes !