Monteverde Costa Rica -The Cloud Forest

Monteverde is located 4.5 hours north west of San Jose above the coastal towns. The town feels very safe and people were extremely nice everywhere we went. As soon as we arrived from San Jose, a guy from a local shop called our hostel and Andres (the owner) came to pick us up (free of change) showing the hospitality and kindness of Monteverde. Surprisingly we came across a lot of Americans, in the past the majority of travelers have been Europeans. There are many activities you can do in this misty little cute town: zip lining, tours to chocolate, cheese, and coffee factories, hikes at two different national parks, night forest excursions, bungee jumping, horseback rides, and more. We choose a canopy tour and a hike in the Monteverde cloud forest reserve (bosque nuboso).

Zip lining, or canopy tour as the locals call it, was an awesome experience full of adrenaline. Keep reading!

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Playas del Caribe al Sur de Costa Rica

Hola! Our recent adventures have taken us to the southernmost part of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. After a five hour bus ride from San Jose, we arrived in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. I would describe Puerto Viejo as a lively, young, touristy beach spot. We stayed at the Vista Verde Hostel owned by a friendly German couple; Olaf and Kathy. During our time there we rented bikes and pedaled down the coast to various smaller beaches and towns: Cocles, Playa Chiquita, Punta Uva and Manzanillo. Our favorite beach there was Punta Uva. Keep reading!

Our second day in San Jose

Today is our second day in San Jose, Costa Rica. So far our experience here has been great! Even though we haven’t explored town that much, we have met very friendly Ticos (Costaricans) and have enjoyed some authentic food like “casado” (meat with rice and beans). The hostel we are staying in is very laid back. The people here are from many different countries, mostly in their 20’s. It is cozy with a hippy-international vibe. Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. So far, the weather has been tropical, sunny during the day and raining on and off in the evenings. We are heading to Puerto Viejo and the Caribbean beaches tomorrow!!! Here are some pictures of the Bekuo hostel and San Jose, Saludos!

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