What to Pack for Costa Rica?

Thinking about taking a trip to the tropical rainforest country of Costa Rica? Here are some things you might want to know before you go, and some suggestions of what to take with you! 1. Lots of sunscreen! I don’t care if you say “Oh I never burn…” Unless you are accustomed to the strength…

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San Jose, Costa Rica!

Costa Rica is a beautiful country, filled with diverse areas to visit, but almost all trips start at San Jose. San Jose is the capitol of Costa Rica, and more importantly to tourists, where their international airport is located. Because we didn’t have a ton of time to spend in Costa Rica, we decided to…

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Manuel Antonio National Park

Our last day in Costa Rica had its ups and downs, but ended up being my favorite location we visited. The tour to Manuel Antonio National Park started out beautiful… the weather was nice, the guide was awesome, and they served us a tasty breakfast on the way to the park (which was roughly 2…

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Accidental Day in Jaco!

We woke up in the morning all set to take a snorkeling trip to Tortuga Island. Gear all packed up and ready to go, we sat outside of our hotel sipping delicious Costa Rican coffee waiting for the tour to pick us up. 45 minutes and 3 cups of coffee later, we were still waiting.…

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Tabacon Hot Springs Resort

As part of the tour we booked to see Arenal National Park, we also got to visit Tabacon Hot Springs Resort! Due to all the geothermal activity, the area surrounding Arenal Volcano is filled with natural hot springs. My friends and I are drawn to hot springs like a moth to a flame, so this…

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Arenal Volcano National Park

When starting the search to find the must-see sights of Costa Rica, one destination shows up on every list: Arenal Volcano. This massive volcano erupted suddenly and unexpectedly in 1968, destroying a small town and killing nearly 100 people. From 1968-2011 Arenal continued to be active, with visible lava and bright sparks showing nightly, making…

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Ziplining in Costa Rica!

What trip to Costa Rica is complete without an adrenaline-rushing trip down a zipline? As one of my bucket list items, making this happen during our stay was an absolute necessity! We found a great tour through viator, and so with our stomachs full of gallo pinto, we set off on yet another adventure! Our…

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