Category: Costa Rica

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The line up waiting at a washed out bridge 6

Into Panama

Mike and I move over to the Caribbean coast, past the grimy Puerto Limón and into the small town of Puerto Viejo. All throughout Central America the cities on the Caribbean coast have had...

Bursting through the waves 1

White Water in La Fortuna

We make our way around the north side of Lake Arenal, a beautiful windy drive along the lush green shoreline with Volcán Arenal looming in the distance. At first I don’t think it’s all...

Von Seebach peak, an inactive volcano 5

Rincón de la Vieja National Park

A backpacker I met a week ago confirmed that Rincón de la Vieja National Park in the North of Costa Rica is most definitely worth a visit, and the mention of a natural hot...

The hiking road to the cloudforest 11


Mike and I make our way up an extremely bumpy gravel road and are surprised to find a large town at Santa Elena / Monteverde. It seems common in Costa Rica for hostels to...

The main beach at Tamarindo 12

The Nicoya Peninsula

Mike and I have heard nothing but great things about the Nicoya Peninsula and eagerly head in that direction for our first night in Costa Rica. We’re stopped at a routine Police checkpoint and...

Into Costa Rica 10

Into Costa Rica

One of the backpackers from Isla Ometepe, Mike, is heading south with basically the same plan as me, so he jumps in the Jeep and we make our way to the border crossing at...

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My ARB Air Compressor means flat tires are not a problem (I had 16 Alaska->Argentina!). From $598 on Amazon