Next Stop – Costa Rica (written by Carolina Garcia)
It was about 30 degrees and it was raining and we took the boat, which would take us to one of the paradises of the world.
The sun suddenly rose and we were being witnesses of a great show, a wide variety of animals were coming out. The view of the calm caimans with their opened mouths, the song of birds, the howl of the monkeys, iguanas at the top of the trees…I thought that maybe Richard Attenborough might be behind the camera, but it was real.
I travelled with my partner and after our stay at Tortuguero we went to the south of the Caribbean coast by boat. One of the most amazing experiences that I’ve ever had; it’s not every day you can see crocodiles around you.
If you decide to do this journey you can surf along the beautiful beaches, ride a bike observing nature; enjoy diving in the blue waters.
There are many options to choose from. All the villages in the Caribbean have their own peculiarity and colourful landscape.
If you prefer mountains, there are many to choose in this incredible country. You can visit some dormant volcano such as the famous Arenal or hike through the jungle observing frogs and snakes. If you are scared of those animals you can bath in the hot springs. But after these strong emotions perhaps it’s time to have a rest on the Pacific Coast. Who doesn’t like drinking a cold Imperial beer or eating lobster in front of the beach.
Costa Rica offers a varied and rich gastronomic choice (e.g. Casado- a popular dish that consists of rice, beans and meat or fish. Gallo pinto- a popular breakfast which consists of rice and beans, eggs, cheese and sausages).
But if you are still not sure about going there, I will tell you that it’s one of the safest countries in Central America. The “ticos” (people from Costa Rica) are very friendly and you won’t regret having chosen to visit that astonishing country.
Now, you don’t have an excuse!
¡Hola! I´m Carolina from Madrid, the “heart of Spain” although I was born in Barcelona! I have a Degree in English Studies, specialising in Language and Literature and I also have a PGCE (CAP Certificate). After finishing my University studies in Spain I qualified with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) in the UK and since then I have been teaching Spanish for more than 12 years. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge of the language with people from all over the world and I hope you will enjoy my lessons at Vamos!!
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