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

48 Hours in Panama City

Day One 8am Make your way into Panama City. If you are arriving at Tocumen International Airport you will be needing to find your way into the city. Unfortunately, this isn’t the cheapest of tasks. You best option will be to split a taxi costing about $30 with a group [...]

48 Hours in Panama City2020-10-31T19:43:17+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

Lazy Days Volunteering – Ostional, Costa Rica

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. [...]

Lazy Days Volunteering – Ostional, Costa Rica2020-10-22T19:00:37+13:00

Baby Turtles & My Birthday – Ostional, Costa Rica

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 [...]

Baby Turtles & My Birthday – Ostional, Costa Rica2020-10-22T19:00:50+13:00

Arriving on Volunteer Project at Ostional, Costa Rica

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 [...]

Arriving on Volunteer Project at Ostional, Costa Rica2020-10-22T19:01:40+13:00

What To Expect When Studying At Intercultura

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 [...]

What To Expect When Studying At Intercultura2020-10-22T19:01:48+13:00

Final Days at Intercultura – Heredia, Costa Rica

A Monday meant school and if that’s not bad enough the schedule had changed so now we had morning classes, 8.30am-12.30pm. Getting up so early was a difficult task, but I was only a little late. Surprisingly school goes quick and after five hours of Spanish, with me pronouncing everything [...]

Final Days at Intercultura – Heredia, Costa Rica2020-10-22T19:02:57+13:00

Zip Lining in Monteverde, Costa Rica

[spacer height="20px"]Waking up in an unusual place I surprisingly had no hangover sick feeling, just a major craving for water. I wandered back to my room got changed and had the typical hostel breakfast of poorly cooked pancakes. It was then time for todays adventure of zip lining at Aventura Canopy [...]

Zip Lining in Monteverde, Costa Rica2020-10-22T19:04:06+13:00

La Paz Waterfall Garden & Monteverde – Costa Rica

Walking to school on a Saturday with two Australian girls make the early wake up slightly less horrible. Though, being the weekend, we weren’t at school to learn. Today it was a meeting point for our first trip outside the capital with Intercultura.  Soon enough we were travelling to La [...]

La Paz Waterfall Garden & Monteverde – Costa Rica2020-10-22T19:04:14+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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