Archive | Costa Rica


Take the time to learn a new language…

We’ve been invited to write a blog post for the ‘Inspire Language Learning: Blogger Challenge‘ about what we think is the most important benefit of learning another language, is it traveling experiences, career, love life or brain power? You can easily argue that learning another language benefits all of these aspects of your life. For […]

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Sparkling Waterfalls, Puerto Viejo

After lazing around being beach bums we thought it was about time we went and saw some of the sites. The very south of Costa Rica is mainly jungle but there are a few things to do, so we organised a tour guide to take us to the ‘Sparkling Waterfall’. It was a nice way […]

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Surfing Cocles Beach, Puerto Viejo

Whether sunbathing or surfing Cocles Beach is the places to go. Not too crowded but there’s a few people if you like to have a nose and people watch from behind your book, or slyly check out the hot surfers without your boyfriend knowing ;) Just 5 minutes walk from Rockin J’s hostel and about […]

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King of the Road, Sloth Crossing

On the way back from our bike ride from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo we found a sloth trying to cross the road, with her baby on her back. As cars whizz down this road, we did the ‘noble’ thing (geddit?!) and held up the traffic so they could cross. They were so cute, and her […]

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Puerto Viejo – the perfect hippy town

After our house sit in Costa Rica we headed south to Puerto Viejo, a hippy surfing town just before the border with Panama. Hearing great things about this place we wanted to stop and chill for a while even though we planned to travel through Costa Rica quickly.. as it’s not the most bank friendly […]

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Atenas Part 2 – A day at Playa Hermosa

Before our house sit was up we thought it would have been rude not to do the hour drive to the coast, to some of the world’s most famous surfing beaches. We checked out Jaco beach, the beginners beach, and watched a cheer leading competition – the perfect Sunday afternoon activity. Then rode further down […]

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spicy carrot and cumin soup

Spicy Carrot and Cumin Soup

There comes a time in a travelers life when you get sick of eating out or you simply can’t afford to. We’ve experienced both of these things, the former in Honduras and the latter in Costa Rica, where we are now. So for people out there with limited kitchen facilities, whether it be in a […]

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