Could Michael and I just pick up our life and move to Costa Rica?! It sounds like a stretch, but we did look into jobs recently…
When we visited here, we didn’t want to leave. Michael has traveled all over the world, and it became his favorite place he’s ever visited. I haven’t traveled as much, but it was easily the best place I’ve ever been to as well. The food was freaking delicious (arroz con pollo all day please), the fresh juices were so cheap, the people were warm and welcoming, the outdoor adventures were endless, and the ocean water was warm to swim in. I could truly go on and on.
We are also linking our two favorite Airbnb’s we stayed at because they are must-stays.
We flew into San José and did not stay over a day there. It’s just a typical big city!
Below are most of the places we visited and some memorable moments from them.
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
We also spent all afternoon with surfboards at a beach in Playa Hermosa. Michael taught me the basics of how to surf and then let me be as I tried to ride wave after wave. I figured out that even riding on your belly is pretty damn fun. Anyway, when I finally stood up on my surfboard, I looked up and saw that he was riding the same wave with me!! We had the biggest, cheesiest grins on our faces before we ate it. 😋
Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
La Tigra, Costa Rica
Nocturnal Festival in Palmaras, Costa Rica
Montezuma, Costa Rica
We stayed in a hostel in this cute beach town.
Alajuela, Costa Rica
There are so many moments we didn’t capture because we were so lost in the moment or capturing it wouldn’t do it justice.
For example, when we visited Montezuma, we took an night walk on the beach and we happened to look up to the sky and the stars were un-be-liev-able. We were so shocked. We have never seen so many stars like this. We immediately laid into the sand and stargazed for hours. The milky way was visible and you should see shooting stars. Is there any better way to end the evening???
Our advice: go to Costa Rica and embrace pura vida.
pura vida – to live a peaceful, simple, uncluttered life with deep appreciation of nature, family and friends; a ‘real living’ that reflects happiness, well-being, and satisfaction.