Category Archives: Costa Rica

Top Ten Things To Do in Costa Rica

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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 visit some of the top […]

Costa Rica – A Travel Guide For Backpackers

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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 awe. There is a well-established […]

Samara, Costa Rica

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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 accommodation. The Samara Beach Hotel […]

Manzanillo and Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

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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 Viejo. Here, we stocked up […]

Exploring Ricon De La Vieja, Costa Rica

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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 a while until we reach […]

Rafting the Rio Pacuare, Costa Rica

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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 Pacuare. Soon enough, we arrive […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer Abroad

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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, the struggles they may go […]

Lazy Days Volunteering – Ostional, Costa Rica

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Falling asleep on the beach and waking up at 6am to the sun rising is definitely a beautiful sight. Last night I decided I was too tired to walk home so just crashed at the volunteering hatchery. After being woken by the bright sunrise I snuck back into the house. I needed a couple extra […]

Baby Turtles & My Birthday – Ostional, Costa Rica

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In a sleepy daze I had made it back to my bed in the early hours. Covered in the black Ostional sand I get up for breakfast made by Digna, by host mother. Spread out on the small table is some sort of puffy pastry, like a pastry kind of pancake. I cover mine with […]

Arriving on Volunteer Project at Ostional, Costa Rica

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Today is the day we head off to our volunteer project in Ostional. The reason we are all in Costa Rica. Waking up way too early after a night out we pack up our bags and head downstairs. What awaits us is one mini bus which we must squeeze in two volunteer groups, both heading […]

What To Expect When Studying At Intercultura

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During my time in Costa Rica I was lucky enough to spend a week studying at Intercultura Spanish School in Heredia. This is a foreign language school where people from all around the world come to learn a new language while being immersed in the culture. This was my first time ever in a country […]