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

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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