Seeking to e-book 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 among the world’s most numerous wildlife.
And the very best half is you could see it multi function week.
Restricted to seven days ourselves, and on a really tight finances, 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 aspect 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 nasty worth to pay for a clear hostel in a spectacular location-nestled within the vibrant jungle and an arms throw from the seashore and city. Additionally they have non-public 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 right down to the principle road 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 type cafes bars and eating places present the proper setting so that you can partake within the steady mellow celebration.
Day One: Mountaineering to waterfalls
You may’t go to Montezuma with out climbing via 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 best standing at round 14 meters tall, typically seen with Tico’s diving from it head first into the water under.
For the sane and secure, although not missing an adventurous aspect – a rope swing and smaller leaping rock present a day’s value of enjoyable. The best strategy to attain the waterfall is by following the grime street bypassing city heading south. I do nonetheless recommend you’re taking the opposite path off the crushed observe and use the vines to hoist your self up the steep components of the jungle. It’s stunning seeing it this fashion and the views are spectacular.
Go away 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 experience throughout pristine waters to your vacation spot. The boat stops at two massive rocks simply off the seashore.
Right here you’ll uncover an unbelievable underwater world as you snorkel within the heat water earlier than heading onto the principle island for a feast of recent fish, a sport or two of volleyball and maybe a jet-ski or banana boat experience.
Day Three: Secluded seashore day
It’s possible you’ll want a serving to hand to seek out this one however its value seeing when you can. A 15 minute stroll north alongside the rocky seashore will take you away from the populated primary seashore to a shocking, secluded spot enclosed by jungle and rocks.
You may spend the day absorbing the solar, rolling on the sleepy waves within the sea, and trekking a brief approach up the recent water stream to a small opening for pure mud-masks and a therapeutic massage below a waterfall.
That is the proper spot to unwind, loosen up, learn your e-book or simply zone out and overlook about your worries.
Day 4: Zip-lining via the treetops
Spend your final day in Montezuma zip-lining via treetops of jungles alongside unbelievable wildlife on a cover tour. That is superior. Zip lining is like occurring a flying fox, however you go sooner, longer and also you’re harnessed up. An ideal strategy to end up your Montezuma expertise.
Our subsequent cease on our Costa Rica itinerary was Santa Teresa which sits on the west aspect of the peninsula.
The place to remain in Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is an extended 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 needed our final couple of days to be peaceable.
What to see in Santa Teresa
It’s inconceivable 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 grime street and you’ll stumble throughout some hidden treasures.
The fantastic thing about Santa Teresa is that though it’s outlined by an extended 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 via the city & seashore
I’d extremely suggest you stroll alongside the stretch of grime street to city ducking into the numerous 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 can 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 an alternative I recommend you stroll again alongside the seashore and decide a seashore entrance bar to decide on 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 when you haven’t surfed earlier than or if you’re a newbie, be sure to don’t go alone because the currents are robust and rips are frequent in components.
If you’re skilled, that is an absolute haven for you as Santa Teresa is dwelling to world-class waves, and lots of who’ve merely visited on a browsing vacation previously have ended up staying.
Day Seven: Chill out on the seashore
Spend your final day in paradise letting it unwind you, loosen up you and mellow out someplace on the seashore. Don’t overlook your digicam because the setting is ideal to get the proper photograph.
Decide 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.