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.
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.
Read about the journey back to Santa Teresa after a pleasant day at Montezuma Falls (pictured here)
When I first told other travelers about my plan to stay in San Jose for a month, the first response was, ¨Why?¨....Here are some of the many reasons to stay in San Jose.
Pitch black. The rocky trail in front of us was nearly invisible. Alejandro, our knowledgeable and wonderful guide, put his head lamp on. Ah. Light. So much better. We slowly navigate our way to the springs, crossing a man-made slab of pavement. Warm water rolls over our toes.
Fast-forward to about 48 hours later. I am determined to see the waterfalls. I look around my hostel and apparently I'm not the only one. Now, there are four of us taking the hour and a half long trek to the State Park Headquarters where we will pay the $15 to get in. Fortunately, about half-way there, a Costa Rican Local with a pick-up truck offered our group a ride, which we gratefully accepted and piled into his truck bed.
Workaway. An easy way to experience the culture, community and language of the place you want to go. Not to mention, a free bed, and near instantaneous travel family. When I found the site, I immediately began to type in the names of cities I wanted to visit and countries I had never been.