Costa Rica

Language- Spanish

Hello- Hola

Good Bye- Adios

Thank you- Gracias

Currency- Costa Rican colon

Monteverde- (November 2012) we crossed the border from Nicaragua – along with your passport you have to show a bus ticket or flight leaving Costa Rica to enter- over the past 20 years Costa Rica has had problems with tourist coming in and never leaving cause it’s is a special and beautiful place- with all the tourist though I really felt like you don’t get to feel much culture here- I have been twice and I don’t hear much if any Spanish spoken and you don’t even have to exchange American dollars- two or my favorite things about travel- but it truly is such a magical place – Monteverde is where the famous cloud forest is- you can also do some ziplining

La Fortuna- (November 2012) there is so much to do here- you have a view of Arenal Volcano right in town- you can do an Arenal Volcano hike or visit the hanging bridges park- we only had 3 days here so chose the Arenal Hot Springs, repelling and zipline at La Fortuna Waterfalls and white water rafting on Rio Balsa- all our guides were amazing and we had so much fun – the hot springs even had a swim up bar

Santa Teresa- (April 2016) – this is small town beach town on the Nicoya Peninsula- not to be confused with Playa Santa Teresa- I went to a 5 day yoga retreat here- the sunsets every evening on the beach was beautiful- and we rented bikes to explore the town- I also did some surfing for the first time!