My Trip to Costa Rica, staying in Tamarindo
Costa Rica is a beautiful country in Central America known for its stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and incredible biodiversity. Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting this amazing country, and it was an experience that I will never forget.
My journey to Costa Rica began with a flight on Air Canada from Toronto to San Jose. The flight was comfortable and the service was excellent, with friendly staff and a range of amenities to make the journey more comfortable. After arriving in San Jose, I spent a night in the city before embarking on the next leg of my journey to Tortuguero National Park.
Tortuguero National Park is located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and is known for its incredible biodiversity, including sea turtles, monkeys, and a variety of bird species. To get to the park, I took a boat from the town of La Pavona, which was an adventure in itself. The boat ride took us through narrow canals surrounded by dense rainforest, and we were able to spot a variety of wildlife along the way.
Once we arrived at Tortuguero National Park, I spent two incredible days exploring the park's many attractions. I went on guided hikes through the rainforest, spotting monkeys, sloths, and toucans. I took a boat ride through the park's canals, spotting crocodiles, turtles, and colorful birds. The accommodations in Tortuguero were rustic but comfortable, with a focus on eco-tourism and sustainability.
After my time in Tortuguero, I made my way to La Fortuna, which is located near the Arenal Volcano. I spent two nights at The Springs Resort, which is a luxurious and eco-friendly resort that boasts stunning views of the volcano and the surrounding rainforest. The resort features a range of amenities, including hot springs, a spa, and multiple restaurants. I particularly enjoyed relaxing in the hot springs after a day of exploring the area.
While in La Fortuna, I took a guided hike through the rainforest to the La Fortuna Waterfall, which was a highlight of my trip. The waterfall is located in a stunning canyon, and the hike to get there takes visitors through dense rainforest and across a hanging bridge. Once we arrived at the waterfall, we were able to swim in the cool, refreshing water and take in the incredible views of the surrounding area.
After my time in La Fortuna, I made my way to Tamarindo, which is located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. I spent 10 incredible days in Tamarindo, exploring the area's many attractions and soaking up the sun on the beautiful beaches. Tamarindo is known for its excellent surfing, and I took a few lessons during my stay to try my hand at this exciting sport.
While in Tamarindo, I also took a day trip to the nearby Rincon de la Vieja National Park, which is home to a variety of wildlife and stunning waterfalls. The park features a range of activities, including hiking, zip-lining, and horseback riding. I opted for a guided hike through the park, which took us through lush rainforest and past bubbling hot springs and mud pots.
My time in Costa Rica was an incredible experience that I will never forget. From the stunning beaches and rainforests to the incredible wildlife and friendly people, Costa Rica truly has something for everyone. Flying home from Liberia Airport was a breeze, and I was able to reflect on my incredible journey as I made my way back to Toronto.
In conclusion, if you're looking for an adventure in a stunning natural setting, Costa Rica is the perfect destination. Whether you're exploring the rainforests of Tortuguero National Park, relaxing in the hot springs of La Fortuna, or surfing the waves in Tamarindo, there's no shortage of things to do in Costa Rica.