Sometimes you just need to book a ticket and go! Luckily I have a friend who lives in Costa Rica who made this trip super easy! Check out her travel blog and story, The Fishbowl Memoirs!
We started the adventure in San Jose, staying at my friend's apartment. The next day we took a three hour or so bus to the Caribbean coast to stay in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in L imón Province. Hotel Blue Conga in Puerto Viejo was a great place to stay! This quaint little hotel was owned by a wonderful family. Every morning we had breakfast with the other guests on the patio by the pool along with the owner's family, including the dog! I felt right at home here and completely safe. We were within walking distance of great places to eat, bars and more importantly the beach!
The hammock on our porch, at times, was even better than my bed inside of the room. With the sound of the rain, birds and horses next door it was super relaxing! My friends and I all spent time in this hammock and inevitably fell asleep with a good book. During my trip and since my return home I've been wanting a hammock for my porch at home!
What I loved most about our room there is that there was no telephone, TV or computer. True peace and quiet was possible everyday. My skin never looked better from the uninterrupted relaxation and rest.
I think the pictures above speak for themselves but the food was DELICIOUS and well worth the amazingly long wait at most local food spots (mainly because it was literally someone's Grandma cooking in a one stove kitchen which explains why the food was so great). I don't eat meat, but I do eat fish, so I was in heaven the entire time--plenty of seafood options.
They stopped our bus from San
Jose to Puerto Viejo to let a man on the bus who
was selling the plastic bags on the left. I decided to be adventurous and try the dirty milk
colored substance in the plastic wrap...what could go wrong?! I have no
idea what this is called but basically it tastes like a golden rainbow
wrapped in sugar. I think it has some kind of nuts, coconut and milk in
it? Whatever it is, it's amazing and I want more!
I'd love to go back and see other parts of Costa Rica. I truly came back from this trip refreshed, relaxed and rested!