Charlie’s first trip abroad, to The USA, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica has come to an end and today we travel back to The UK via Panama City and Amsterdam. We have had a great time.
Costa Rica was a little more built up and touristy than the other places we visited on this trip, except for Atlanta at the very start, but it was a beautiful country.
After crossing into Costa Rica from Nicaragua we had lunch in Liberia before travelling up to the Monteverde Cloud Forest for a couple of nights. While here I went zip-lining, enjoyed the lovely scenery and saw a lot of frogs. The others from the group also went on a night safari but the line “Tarantula sightings guaranteed” on the leaflet made me and Charlie decide to stay back and enjoy some lovely Costa Rican food with Mena and a couple of others.
Next stop was La Fortuna, next to Lake Arenal and the Arenal volcano. Here we took a boat trip across the lake, visited a National Park and experienced a magnitude 6 earthquake which made us both a little nervous.
We ended our trip in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, where we went on a number of walks, visited some museums, enjoyed some great food and I also spent a night out in the city at a karaoke bar and university nightclub while Charlie stayed at the hostel and guarded my bags.
Overall during this trip we have done a lot, so please read the full blog rather than just this summary of the main sights that we saw.