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.

Venturing Into The Free Hot Springs

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. 

La Fortuna Falls: Is it Worth the $15?

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.

Getting Free Accommodation: My Workaway in San Jose, Costa Rica

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.