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Past Adventures: Costa Rica


I've been doing a lot of traveling lately and am gearing up to do a lot more in the next year. So I thought that it would be fun to do a travel feature of my past adventures. First up, Costa Rica.

In December 2010/January 2011, Matt and I spent 1 week on the west coast of the beautiful, amazing Costa Rica.  We started off in Samara and stayed in a beautiful beach-front hotel (Hotel Las Brisas) for New Years. Bon fires lit up the sand up and down the beach while the fireworks reflected off the water. Quite magical. 
From there we spent 2 nights camping on the beach at the Naranjo Station in Santa Rosa National Park. The road to get there? Only accessible 1) during the dry season, 2) with a 4WD, and 3) after signing a waiver. Yes a waiver. Regardless, it was a fantastic two nights camping on the beach, listening to the waves crash in the morning, watching the iguanas crawl around while the Halloween crabs ran about (and got in  our tent).  
After camping on the beach we went to Arenal for a little pampering. Unfortunately it was too overcast to see the volcano most of the time but our hotel was fantastic!
Then it was on to the cloud forest of Monteverde.  The highlight of this trip was of course ziplining (which is terrifying, fyi) and the hummingbird section!

Everything about Costa Rica was amazing. From the incredible views, to the amazing coffee, to the fact that this was my first vacation / 1 year anniversary with Matt, everything was perfect.


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Nicole is a treasure hunter and pup mama located in Seattle, Washington. Loves travel, politics, lifestyle, TV, & wine. She's an unapologetic SJW & feminist AF.

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Posted on October 16, 2014

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  1. Amy
    5 years ago

    What gorgeous pictures! It looks like you had a great time! Would love to travel more.

  2. Melissa
    5 years ago

    Costa Rica sounds amazing! Looks like you had a wonderful time.

    <3 Melissa

  3. SandraR
    5 years ago

    Great pictures! I’m doing some research for a vacation and Costa Rica is on the list to look up. Thanks for the links!

  4. tia liogas
    5 years ago

    the starfruit looks amazing!

  5. Filiz O'Brien
    5 years ago

    I recently went to Costa Rica and LOVED it! Glad you had a good time too.

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