Trying 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 residence to a few of the world’s most numerous wildlife.
And one of the best half is that you could see it multi functional week.
Restricted to seven days ourselves, and on a really tight price range, 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 foul 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. In addition they have non-public dorm rooms and cabanas.
The employees are great- extraordinarily pleasant and useful, the showers are heat, and the hammocks are excellent for monkey and chicken recognizing.
What to see in Montezuma
Montezuma is the epitome of hippie. Simply stroll 50 meters right down to the primary road out of your hostel and also you’ll see for your self. It attracts a multi-ethnic crowd of a creative and beach-loving nature. Stalls adorned with hand-made crafts and jewellery line the road, sarongs and art work are on show, and alfresco-beach type cafes bars and eating places present the right setting so that you can partake within the steady mellow occasion.
Day One: Mountain climbing to waterfalls
You possibly can’t go to Montezuma with out mountain climbing by the overgrown jungle to a gap the place waterfalls tumble into giant pure swimming pools of cool, emerald water. There are two giant waterfalls – the best standing at round 14 meters tall, usually 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 solution 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 monitor and use the vines to hoist your self up the steep components of the jungle. It’s lovely seeing it this manner and the views are spectacular.
Depart your self a full day for this as chances are you’ll end up desirous 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 trip throughout pristine waters to your vacation spot. The boat stops at two giant rocks simply off the seashore.
Right here you’ll uncover an unimaginable underwater world as you snorkel within the heat water earlier than heading onto the primary island for a feast of recent fish, a recreation or two of volleyball and maybe a jet-ski or banana boat trip.
Day Three: Secluded seashore day
You could want a serving to hand to search out this one however its value seeing should you can. A 15 minute stroll north alongside the rocky seashore will take you away from the populated major seashore to a surprising, secluded spot enclosed by jungle and rocks.
You possibly can spend the day absorbing the solar, rolling on the sleepy waves within the sea, and trekking a brief manner up the recent water stream to a small opening for pure mud-masks and a therapeutic massage underneath a waterfall.
That is the right spot to unwind, chill out, learn your e book or simply zone out and overlook about your worries.
Day 4: Zip-lining by the treetops
Spend your final day in Montezuma zip-lining by treetops of jungles alongside unimaginable wildlife on a cover tour. That is superior. Zip lining is like happening a flying fox, however you go sooner, longer and also you’re harnessed up. An ideal solution 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 a protracted 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 primary 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 not possible 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 great thing about Santa Teresa is that though it’s outlined by a protracted stretch of shoreline, it’s damaged up into separate seashores by rocks and vibrant inexperienced timber, excellent if you wish to keep away from the primary crowds.
Santa Teresa itinerary
Day 5: Stroll by the city & seashore
I’d extremely suggest you stroll alongside the stretch of grime street to city ducking into the various 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 way in which which is able to set you again round $4USD relying in your café of alternative.
There’s not a lot to see in the primary a part of city, so chances are you’ll not wish to spend your time wanting round there. As a substitute I recommend you stroll again alongside the seashore and choose a seashore entrance bar to choose 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 should you haven’t surfed earlier than or in case you are a newbie, be sure to don’t go alone because the currents are robust and rips are widespread in components.
In case you are skilled, that is an absolute haven for you as Santa Teresa is residence to world-class waves, and plenty of who’ve merely visited on a browsing vacation previously have ended up staying.
Day Seven: Calm down on the seashore
Spend your final day in paradise letting it unwind you, chill out you and mellow out someplace on the seashore. Don’t overlook your digital camera because the setting is ideal to get the right photograph.
Decide a restaurant at evening (Rocamar restaurant has a laidback vibe with beanbags and hammocks to laze about on), and let the music rework you right into a state of bliss.