Arenal Volcano

  The still active volcano is located in Northwestern Costa Rica in the Alajuela Province. Here you can hike near the volcano, take canopy tours, ride ATVs near the volcano, and relax in the local hot springs! I absolutely loved this place because of how lush and green the nature was and the volcano was … Continue reading Arenal Volcano


La Paz Waterfalls

La Paz Waterfalls are located north of Alajuela and are big, loud, and just amazing. I had the chance to visit the waterfalls during my stay there and the amount of stairs you need to climb was very much worth it; it was only terrible walking back up them. There are about 3-4 different waterfalls … Continue reading La Paz Waterfalls

Monteverde Cloud Forest

The Monteverde Cloud Forest is located in the Puntarenas and Alajuela Provinces. This was the very first national park I had visited after being in the country for about a week. I was blown away by how dense the forest was and the fact that it does hold true to the name cloud forest because … Continue reading Monteverde Cloud Forest


Understanding the Pura Vida Lifestyle

Pura Vida literally translates to, "Pure Life," in English. When you go to Costa Rica you begin to feel the, "slow down effect." Everyone is on what they call Tico Time and time is only a figment of our imagination sort of vibe. It is the idea that this life is beautiful and should be … Continue reading Understanding the Pura Vida Lifestyle


Discovering Costa Rica

Costa Rica will always be one of my favorite places I have traveled to not because I had the opportunity to live there for two months, but because of all the beauty such a small country is capable of holding. The gorgeous beaches that take your breath away, people who are laid back and enjoy … Continue reading Discovering Costa Rica