As you can imagine, we are not working 24/7 and we do get the weekends off, so I thought I’d share what I’ve been up to in my free time here in Costa Rica.
There are a lot of waterfalls in Costa Rica so I got the chance to visit a few of them. We found a tour organization and they took us to see the Nauyaca Waterfall and visit the Dominical Beach in January as well as Isla Tortuga in late February. Both trips were awesome.
We had about an hour and a half hike up a mountain to get to the waterfall but it was well worth it and I love hikes (and yes it really looked like that). after swimming around in the waterfall for a bit we head back down and over to Dominical Beach for dinner and for me to see my first ever Costa Rica sunset. pretty damn nice looking if you ask me. For the trip to Isla Tortuga (turtle island), it was pretty good as well. A bit hectic cause it took an hour and a half on a boat to get there but it was also worth it, I think. The water was so beautiful (the pic to the right) and I went snorkelling for the first time ever there!!! soo cool. after I stopped freaking out every time I put my face in the water and breathed it got a lot better when I got the hang of it. But it was so cool, for those of you who haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it. The fish pass right under you and it’s just so amazing, like being in a whole other world. I won’t post any pics of snorkelling cause I don’t have any and I probably also looked ridiculous in the goggles, you’ll just have to imagine it ;). After playing a couple games of volleyball on the beach it was time to call it a day and we headed back.
The University I am working at (ITCR/TEC) hosted an international day for all the international students going there (there were 30 of us) to get to know each other. There were students there from France, Czech Republic, Germany, Mexico, Spain, etc. they were from everywhere. There were even a few from the USA (they weren’t Trump supporters don’t worry). So the school took us on an all-expenses-paid trip to Jaco Beach and Rain forest Zip lining :). needless to say, it was a great day. made a lot of new friends, had my first time in a rain forest and zip-lining was also preeeettyy dope.
Following the Jaco trip. and with the friends I made on that trip, we planned another trip together. We spent the weekend at Manual Antonio. For those of you not familiar with Manual Antonio, it is a BEAUTIFUL beach (my favourite in Costa Rica). It has beautiful white sand, and it is right beside a national park with lots of wildlife … MONKEYS for example. haha seeing a monkey was on my list of things to do in Costa Rica so I proudly checked that off the list after this weekend. We stayed in a cheap hostel near the beach spent the day at the beach and the night at the pool. it was a hell of a weekend. These European kids sure can drink 😉 haha so it was a great night full of great drinks great music and great friends. anyways I had a blast. We checked out the national park the next day and met some monkeys 🙂
Other than these, I’ve just been wandering around from adventure to adventure, just yesterday I was at Volcano Irazu National Park with my friends. Instead of just explaining them all, I’ll just post pics 🙂
So yeah, I think that’s about it. I think I’ve covered everything aha
So I hope you’re having an awesome day and keep smiling guys.
By: Jason Bridgemohan