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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 Rica2018-07-16T23:00:10+07:00

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 Backpackers2018-07-21T20:30:22+07:00

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 Intercultura2017-11-24T13:46:24+07:00

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 Rica2017-11-24T13:37:32+07:00

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 Rica2017-11-24T11:04:25+07:00

Relaxing Day At Intercultura – Heredia, Costa Rica

Thank the lord for afternoon classes ! After waking up surprisingly not hung over I skipped breakfast in exchange for some cooking lessons at Intercultura in Heredia. Thanks to my lack of general skills when it comes to food I stood back and ‘helped’ by occasionally touching the dough. They turned out yum though, made [...]

Relaxing Day At Intercultura – Heredia, Costa Rica2017-11-24T13:14:06+07:00

Ram Luna Restaurant & My First Discotek

With Spanish lessons for the week starting in the afternoon the day is off to a good start, allowing for a much needed sleep in still recovering from the jet lag. A twenty minute walk really gets the blood pumping ensuring we are wide awake and ready to learn- great [...]

Ram Luna Restaurant & My First Discotek2017-11-24T13:11:04+07:00

First Day of Spanish School – Heredia, Costa Rica

Waking up early for the first day of Spanish School at Intercultra I make myself semi presentable and meet Daniel in the kitchen for breakfast. We then begin our ascend uphill for a twenty minute walk alongside our host mother and her granddaughter. We take note of the streets, walking back by [...]

First Day of Spanish School – Heredia, Costa Rica2017-11-24T12:55:20+07:00

Why Should I Pay to Volunteer?

Why is being a volunteer so costly? So if you’ve come to this article, you’re obviously thinking about volunteering. Good for you, it’s such a rewarding thing to do when travelling, but can be expensive.  Though, like many people, when I first decided to volunteer I was sort of surprised [...]

Why Should I Pay to Volunteer?2018-07-16T23:10:13+07:00

Arriving in San Jose, Costa Rica

The reason for being in Costa Rica is to participate in a volunteer program with International Student Volunteers (ISV). My friend/ex Daniel and I both signed up for ISV when they came to our university back in New Zealand, so we traveled to Costa Rica together. Flying via Panama we [...]

Arriving in San Jose, Costa Rica2018-12-23T08:46:27+07:00

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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