Bucket List 196: Costa Rica!

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Country 27/196: Costa Rica. Ecotourism is a word that every nation wants to be associated with these days, none more than Costa Rica. Whilst their desire to lead the way in sustainable tourism (with a plan to become the first carbon neutral country by 2021) is most welcomed, it left me with the feeling of being on a very expensive tourist conveyer belt. Similar to an Iceland, everything was a little too slick and lacked the thrill and uncertainty of nearby, less-developed nations. Whilst I still had a superb time and met some fascinating characters, I would highly recommend avoiding the tourist traps in order to get a sense of the real Costa Rica. Pura Vida!

The Road Travelled

Tales From Costa Rica

50 Central American Facts or Fictions?

June 2nd, 2019 Jack Noah Rees Good day folks! If there's one thing travelling is good for it is to dispel (or confirm) the many lazy stereotypes we pick up about different places and people over the course of our lives. Having completed a three-month backpack through Central America and Mexico, without being sold into a drug cartel, I would like…

Chimp off the old Block

November 7th, 2018 Jack Noah Rees Last week, I entered Costa Rica, in the hope that the rainy season would abate for just long enough to spot a sloth anywhere other than the confines of a downtown nightclub. This week, I crawled my way around the country – from couch to couch – as I experienced the munificence and uniqueness of…

Drop it like a Sloth

October 26th, 2018 Jack Noah Rees Last week, I navigated native tribes and dicey rides on my way to a sopping good time in the Chiriquí mountains. Kiki Waterfall left her aqueous mark before I reached the island of poison dart frogs to the north. This week, I entered my second nation, as I went sloth-searching through the Costa Rican jungle…




Country: 27/196     Visited: Autumn ’18


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