Chilling it out in Dominical

By now we had traversed most of the western part of Costa Rica in a hurricane pace. Instead of spending the night in Puerto Jimenez after the Corcovado trek we decided to drive up to Dominical so that we would have the pleasure of waking up on the beach instead of a former mining town. It was an excellent idea except for the fact that I managed to read the map wrong and it took us an additional two hours to get there… After a whole day of trekking... Read More

Trekking to the heart of the jungle – Sirena Ranger station in Corcovado national park!

So far on the trip we had done several half day or full day treks in the jungle, with the Gibbon Experience in Laos being the most memorable. This was going to be very different as the Corcovado national park was wilder and more remote than anything I’ve ever seen before. If you want to experience what Costa Rica would have looked like if the wave of American tourists had never washed ashore, then check this park out. We experienced close encounters... Read More

What to do while waiting for the trek to begin in Puerto Jimenez??

As we arrived in Puerto Jimenez quite late in the evening we were too late to book a trip to the park as the national park agency has strict hours of booking. This meant that we had an extra day to spend in Puerto Jimenez. Puerto Jimenez.. it’s pretty much just a hub for traffic to the national park and so far is not offering much on it’s own. We refused to spend a day lounging about in our mediocre hotel and managed to book ourself a... Read More

Corcovado National Park – How to enjoy some of the most unspoiled part of Costa Rica

One of the highlights of the trip was Corcovado, a national park on the Osa peninsula. National Geographic described it as being “”the most biologically intense place on Earth” and I have to say that I agree with them. The national park was amazing!! Since we found it a bit confusing to figure out what to do before we got this I’m going to write a bit about how we chose to do it and what we learned from it so that you can too... Read More

Mal Pais and Santa Teresa – Surf on dude!

I had read and heard from several fellow travellers that a proper surfers paradise was located about an hours drive from Montezuma. More correctly along the coast on the south western tip of the Nicoya peninsula. The beaches in Mal Pais are the home of relentless waves that had the same intensity all day long. It was time for a few days of intensive surfing and i was definently not going to be the last guy in the water! Read More  Read More