The First Day in San Jose: The Day Everything Went Wrong

¨Necissitas una taxi!¨As soon as I got off the plane, I was bombarded from all sides. ¨No, no gracias,¨I muttered. According to the workaway email, there is a bus somewhere. Tired, and overwhelmed, I walk to the closest bus terminal and hop on. The bus driver speaks rapidly in Spanish. I realize I have no … Continue reading The First Day in San Jose: The Day Everything Went Wrong

48 Hours in Monteverde

So before leaving for the United States to work, I wanted to see the Cloud Forest. What is the cloud forest, exactly? It's a beautiful forest located high above sea level in the mountains. Monteverde (literally meaning 'Green Mountain,' in Spanish) is different from the many lowlands of Costa Rica in that it's elevation is … Continue reading 48 Hours in Monteverde

Totally Tamarindo: Ten Things to Do in Costa Rica’s Most Popular Tourist Destination

I went to Tamarindo and budgeted about $80.00 for the week. I was there for about four days before I returned to San Jose. Here are some of my recommendations.

Seven Things I Wish I Knew about Santa Teresa Before Arriving

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. The words may conjure up images of beautiful, pristine beaches. Maybe you think of delectable local fare where you'll experience bursts of flavors native to the tropical climate.... perhaps your visiting soon! Here are seven things I wish I knew about Santa Teresa before I arrived.