[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”“Hola! Como estas?!” This is what I heard every day when walking around the resort in Costa Rica. I love how Costa Ricans were so friendly and always smiled. Costa Rica is known for their saying “Pura Vida”, which means “pure life” in Spanish and encapsulates the culture of Costa Rica.” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:300%20light%20italic%3A300%3Aitalic”][vc_separator][vc_column_text]I stayed in Guanacaste, Costa Rica which wasn’t far from Liberia Airport. From Guanacaste was I able to take advantage of the adventures and nature with my mother and her friends. We enjoyed zip lining through the rain forest and I was even able to hang upside down from the zip line! That was one of the times were I was scared and overcame my fear of looking death in the face. I honestly feared hanging upside down that high and didn’t trust the cord, but was able to with the great guides that we had.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_media_grid element_width=”12″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1510754292544-434ab2a9-a21a-1″ include=”1883″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]We also spent the day hiking in the rainforest next to a volcano! I’ve always been obsessed with volcanoes and it was exciting to see one close up and to hike at the Arenal Volcano National Park where we were able to bird watch and admire the greenery of Costa Rica. After hiking about 3 miles through the rainforest, we were rewarded with a treat of a nice Costa Rican lunch at a Hot Springs resort. The food was amazing and reminded me of the Tex-Mex food that I love when I go home to San Antonio, Texas.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_media_grid element_width=”12″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1510754358918-7f499b7d-ca34-2″ include=”1882″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]After we ate, we changed into our swimsuits and relaxed in the hot springs at Baldi Hot Springs, Volcan El Arenal. This hot springs was amazing because the water came from the volcano! The temperature of the water was about 120 degrees and I love hot water, it was very relaxing. They also had water slides and they were the fastest water slides that I’ve ever been on, so fast that I could only go on it once![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]
Overall I loved Costa Rica and can’t wait to go back! I loved the people, the culture, and would live there if given the opportunity. Pura Vida!
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]I enjoyed staying at the RIU Resort and relaxing in the pools with my mother and we definitely loved dinner every night! The pools were mostly adult-friendly pools with great bartenders that kept us hydrated while we worked on our tans. The food was 4 star and I still to this miss the tuna, avocado tar tar tower that I had at this resort. They also offered massages on the beach and I treated my mother and myself to relaxing massages on the beach. To have the ocean sounds in the background while getting a massage was very peaceful and would recommend this if given an opportunity.
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