Seeking to ebook your subsequent journey? Or just wish to escape actuality?
Look no additional than the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica – a standout Central American nation.
It thrives on ardour for all times; maybe its most interesting attribute, and boasts a vibrant show of jungle and shoreline which is dwelling to a few of the world’s most numerous wildlife.
And the perfect half is which you can see it multi functional week.
Restricted to seven days ourselves, and on a really tight price range, my sister and I flew into San Jose the place we stayed for one evening earlier than catching the bus and ferry throughout to the west coast to Montezuma (on the east facet of the peninsula).
This was our first cease on our Costa Rica itinerary.
Costa Rica itinerary
Our week in Costa Rica itinerary began off spending 4 days in Montezuma.
The place to remain in Montezuma
Luz en el Cielo-Eco B&B/Hostel. This place is unreal. It prices between $16 – $20USD per evening for a shared room, with cooked breakfast included. Not a foul value to pay for a clear hostel in a spectacular location-nestled within the vibrant jungle and an arms throw from the seashore and city. In addition they have personal dorm rooms and cabanas.
The workers are great- extraordinarily pleasant and useful, the showers are heat, and the hammocks are excellent for monkey and hen recognizing.
What to see in Montezuma
Montezuma is the epitome of hippie. Simply stroll 50 meters all the way down to the principle avenue out of your hostel and also you’ll see for your self. It attracts a multi-ethnic crowd of an inventive and beach-loving nature. Stalls adorned with hand-made crafts and jewellery line the road, sarongs and paintings are on show, and alfresco-beach fashion cafes bars and eating places present the right setting so that you can partake within the steady mellow social gathering.
Day One: Mountain climbing to waterfalls
You’ll be able to’t go to Montezuma with out mountaineering by the overgrown jungle to a gap the place waterfalls tumble into massive pure swimming pools of cool, emerald water. There are two massive waterfalls – the very best standing at round 14 meters tall, usually seen with Tico’s diving from it head first into the water beneath.
For the sane and protected, although not missing an adventurous facet – a rope swing and smaller leaping rock present a day’s value of enjoyable. The best method to attain the waterfall is by following the dust highway bypassing city heading south. I do nevertheless recommend you’re taking the opposite path off the crushed observe and use the vines to hoist your self up the steep elements of the jungle. It’s lovely seeing it this fashion and the views are spectacular.
Depart your self a full day for this as you could end up eager to discover past the falls.
Day Two: Day journey to Tortuga Island
Each day a visit to Tortuga Island leaves from Montezuma within the morning, taking you on a 40 minute boat journey throughout pristine waters to your vacation spot. The boat stops at two massive rocks simply off the seashore.
Right here you’ll uncover an unimaginable underwater world as you snorkel within the heat water earlier than heading onto the principle island for a feast of recent fish, a recreation or two of volleyball and maybe a jet-ski or banana boat journey.
Day Three: Secluded seashore day
You might want a serving to hand to seek out this one however its value seeing in the event you can. A 15 minute stroll north alongside the rocky seashore will take you away from the populated most important seashore to a shocking, secluded spot enclosed by jungle and rocks.
You’ll be able to spend the day absorbing the solar, rolling on the sleepy waves within the sea, and trekking a brief manner up the recent water stream to a small opening for pure mud-masks and a therapeutic massage beneath a waterfall.
That is the right spot to unwind, calm down, learn your ebook or simply zone out and overlook about your worries.
Day 4: Zip-lining by the treetops
Spend your final day in Montezuma zip-lining by treetops of jungles alongside unimaginable wildlife on a cover tour. That is superior. Zip lining is like happening a flying fox, however you go quicker, longer and also you’re harnessed up. An ideal method to end up your Montezuma expertise.
Our subsequent cease on our Costa Rica itinerary was Santa Teresa which sits on the west facet of the peninsula.
The place to remain in Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a protracted stretch of shoreline, lined with eating places, bars, small shops and jungle. It’s a surf-lover’s, yoga fanatic’s, images guru’s utopia. There are such a lot of hostels to select from, although we selected to remain up the Northern finish away from the principle a part of city which was excellent for us as we wished our final couple of days to be peaceable.
What to see in Santa Teresa
It’s not possible to explain Santa Teresa in a single phrase. It really is an absolute paradise. Spend your morning and evenings strolling 40 minutes to and from the opposite finish of ‘city’ both alongside the seashore or dust highway and you’ll stumble throughout some hidden treasures.
The fantastic thing about Santa Teresa is that though it’s outlined by a protracted stretch of shoreline, it’s damaged up into separate seashores by rocks and vibrant inexperienced bushes, excellent if you wish to avoid the principle crowds.
Santa Teresa itinerary
Day 5: Stroll by the city & seashore
I might extremely suggest you stroll alongside the stretch of dust highway to city ducking into the various small shops they’ve filled with sarongs, swimwear, jewellery, crafts and surf gear.
Cease for lunch at one of many many “soda’s” alongside the best way which is able to set you again round $4USD relying in your café of selection.
There’s not a lot to see in the principle a part of city, so you could not wish to spend your time trying round there. As a substitute I recommend you stroll again alongside the seashore and decide a seashore entrance bar to choose a hammock in and sip the afternoon away with a mojito in hand as you watch the solar set over the surfers.
Day Six: Hit the waves
Seize a surfboard out of your closest rent store and take to the waves. Although in the event you haven’t surfed earlier than or in case you are a newbie, ensure you don’t go alone because the currents are sturdy and rips are frequent in elements.
In case you are skilled, that is an absolute haven for you as Santa Teresa is dwelling to world-class waves, and plenty of who’ve merely visited on a browsing vacation up to now have ended up staying.
Day Seven: Chill out on the seashore
Spend your final day in paradise letting it unwind you, calm down you and mellow out someplace on the seashore. Don’t overlook your digital camera because the setting is ideal to get the right photograph.
Choose a restaurant at evening (Rocamar restaurant has a laidback vibe with beanbags and hammocks to laze about on), and let the music remodel you right into a state of bliss.
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