Top Ten Things To Do in Costa Rica

1. Explore the beaches Costa Rica seriously has all the beaches you could ever dream of. From black sand, white sand, rocky, tropical, surfing, you will have so many different options to choose from. Make sure you bring your swimmers because you will definitely need them and get ready to [...]

Top Ten Things To Do in Costa Rica2020-10-23T15:43:26+13:00

Costa Rica – A Travel Guide For Backpackers

Costa Rica is such a wanderlust destination. It is a country full of biodiversity, rainforests, sloths and amazing ticos. It is a destination which is on many travellers bucket lists and one unlike any other. From the hot desert landscapes to the lush green tropical regions elsewhere, you’ll find yourself consistently in [...]

Costa Rica – A Travel Guide For Backpackers2020-10-23T15:43:02+13:00

Samara, Costa Rica

Today is a travel day. We head to our final buffet breakfast before boarding the bus to our last destination on this adventure, Samara. A mere two hours away we quickly arrive next to the Pacific Ocean and are given a quick tour of the town before settling into our [...]

Samara, Costa Rica2020-10-23T15:42:54+13:00

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

La Fortuna Today was time to travel to a new location around Costa Rica. So, I would be calling La Fortuna home for the next 3 days. I doze into a deep slumber on the bus until we arrive at a small bus stop town for lunch. Time to grab Burger King [...]

La Fortuna, Costa Rica2020-10-23T15:42:47+13:00

Manzanillo and Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Arriving in Manzanillo & Puerto Viejo After our white water rafting adventure, it was time to load the bus back up. Today we were driving to Manzanillo, a small town in the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Sleeping the majority of the way, we arrived in the town of Puerto [...]

Manzanillo and Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica2020-10-23T15:42:40+13:00

Exploring Ricon De La Vieja, Costa Rica

We board the bus and set out towards our next stop, Ricon De La Vieja. I use the time to write in my journal. The scenery surrounding us looks the exact same, as though we were driving in circles, lush green grass and rolling hills. It continues this way for [...]

Exploring Ricon De La Vieja, Costa Rica2020-10-23T15:42:33+13:00

Rafting the Rio Pacuare, Costa Rica

Day One On The Rio Pacuare Today is the beginning of the Adventure tour with International Student Volunteers. After a busy night I wake up still slightly drunk and wobble myself and my luggage down to the bus. Driving away I fall into a deep slumber as we travel to the Rio [...]

Rafting the Rio Pacuare, Costa Rica2020-10-31T19:43:03+13:00

10 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer Abroad

1. Become Truly Aware Of The World We Live In When you volunteer abroad in a new country, whether you are in a large city or small village, you will gain a greater awareness of the world around you. Sleeping alongside the locals you see how they live their lives, [...]

10 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer Abroad2020-10-23T15:40:49+13:00

Day Trip to Playa Guiones, Costa Rica

Today was another day off so, after an early breakfast of cereal we jumped into the back of a pickup truck. The girls and I stand up front, jumping over every bump while the others sit squished on the floor. After forty minutes of bugs flying in your mouth, singing [...]

Day Trip to Playa Guiones, Costa Rica2020-10-23T15:40:38+13:00

First Week Volunteering Completed- Ostional, Costa Rica

I literally just want to chop my feet off- I think it would be less pain. Though, at the station Wade hooks me up with some tape and I suss out some antiseptic cream. At ten o’clock is a discussion lead by volunteer Jacqui in the Cabana. Here in Ostional [...]

First Week Volunteering Completed- Ostional, Costa Rica2020-10-23T15:40:30+13:00

Day trip to Playa San Juanillo, Costa Rica

It was finally everyone’s day off in Ostional so we wake up early to catch the bus to Playa San Juanillo. Though, as a result of last nights patrolling shifts, I now had two throbbing feet. The blisters were massive and a couple had popped walking home over the rocky [...]

Day trip to Playa San Juanillo, Costa Rica2020-10-22T19:00:27+13:00
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Your typical New Zealander, now discovering the world one country at a time. With a high-end backpacking style I prefer to glampack across the globe by embracing the best of each destination. All of which I share right here on Backpackers Wanderlust. 

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