The Doors of Costa Rica
Stage 3 of my world trip was Central America. I was meant to be in the Middle East but the political Spring Uprising in Egypt had just boiled over so Egypt, Syria and Jordan didn’t seem like the best idea.
A couple of frantic emails to my travel agent in NZ and I found myself headed to Costa Rica for a few weeks and then on an overland trip up through Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico and then on to Cuba
I arrived in Costa Rica not knowing a thing about the place and having absolutely zero plans on how to spend my time there! I got myself to a Youth Hostel in San Jose and found a copy of the trusty Lonely Planet.
From there I devised a plan to visited the Cloud Forest area of Monte Verde. I stayed at the amazing Ecolodge San Luis belonging to The University of Georgia. Professors and research students are based there and take guests on all sorts of great excursions and it was all included in the price. It was amazing!After pulling myself away from the lodge I headed to Arenal and the El Castillo region and then to the Manuel Antonio National Park.
San Luis Ecolodge and outings
Santa Elena Trekking
In response to Norm 2.0‘s Thursday Doors.
Yoroshiku Onegai shimasu