Why I Love White Water Rafting

It’s happened several times. In different countries, in different ways. The first time was in the lush jungles of Costa Rica, the next 2 were with friends in New Zealand. Each time was different, and each time was awesome. I was excited before I started, and my body was soon thrumming with adrenaline as my…

Wildlife Spotting in Tortuergo

Tortuguero, Costa Rica, visited 15-16 July 2014 many people visit Tortuguero to see the turtles, which slowly crawl ashore in search of the perfect place to lay their eggs. Turtles return to the same place they are born to lay them, after 30years at sea to reach maturity it’s a miracle that they remember and…

Exploring Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, visited 11-15 July 2014 Puerto Viejo is a pleasant, small town on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. I’d met several travellers in Nicaragua who’d really liked it there, so I decided to take a look for myself. Unfortunately, It is most definitely rainy season, and I arrived lucky just in…

Head in the Cloud Forest of Monteverde

Monteverde, Costa Rica, visited 8-11 July 2014  Monteverde and Santa Elena (both towns and national parks close together) are famed for their cloud forest and canopy tours. I arrived in the rain, wich wasn’t great as I hadn’t replaced my raincoat after leaving it us in Nicaragua. As such, I stayed at the first hostel…

Diving and Delights

Playa Del Coco, Costa Rica, visited 1-7 July 2014 Playa Del Coco, on the North Pacific Side of Costa Rica, was a great introduction to one of Central Americas most famous countries. I arrived with Lizzie, and after managing to reach a US$10 p night fee for one of the few hostels in town, we set…