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Exploring Nature in 8 Days: My Dream Vacation in Costa Rica

Hola from Costa Rica! I’m thrilled to share my incredible journey through this paradise of natural wonders. Over eight days, I immersed myself in the lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and captivating culture that make a trip to Costa Rica a traveler’s dream.

Day 1 to Day 2: San Jose, Costa Rica

Bare Throated Tiger Heron at Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica - bamba travel

Upon arrival in San Jose, I was greeted by warm hospitality and transferred to my hotel. After settling in, I explored the vibrant city, indulging in delicious Gallo Pinto and soaking up the rich history and culture at the Central Market and National Theater.

Day 3 to Day 4: Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Embarking on my Caribbean adventure, I journeyed to Puerto Viejo, a breathtaking coastal town known for its stunning beaches and laid-back vibe. 

Days were spent basking in the sun on Playa Chiquita and exploring the lush landscapes of Manzanillo. Whether surfing the waves, horseback riding along the shore, or snorkeling in Cahuita National Park, there was no shortage of exhilarating activities to choose from.

Day 5 to Day 6: La Fortuna, Costa Rica

arenal volcano

Next, I ventured to La Fortuna, gateway to the magnificent Arenal Volcano. Surrounded by lush rainforests and cascading waterfalls, this charming village offered endless opportunities for adventure. From thrilling zipline tours to tranquil hikes through hanging bridges, each day brought new discoveries and unforgettable experiences.

Day 7: La Fortuna - San Jose, Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica city

As my journey drew to a close, I bid farewell to Arenal and returned to San Jose for one final evening. Reflecting on the memories made and friendships formed, I savored every moment of my time in this beautiful country.

Day 8: San Jose, Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica

With a heavy heart, I said goodbye to Costa Rica, cherishing the memories of my unforgettable adventure. Boarding my flight home, I carried with me the spirit of Pura Vida, forever grateful for the wonders I discovered in this enchanting land.

Final Word

My Costa Rica Nature Explorer trip was truly a dream come true. From the vibrant streets of San Jose to the pristine beaches of Puerto Viejo and the majestic landscapes of La Fortuna, every moment was filled with awe and wonder. As I reflect on my journey, I’m reminded of the profound beauty of nature and the importance of preserving our planet for future generations. Until we meet again, Costa Rica, Pura Vida!

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Red Obero

Guest post written by Red Obero

Meet Red Obero, the office manager with a wanderlust soul. While she’s a master at organizing chaos in the workplace, her true passion lies in exploring the world beyond office walls.