This year for the first time (in my life ?), I spent my summer holidays in the mountains. And I discovered the joys of it! I am usually a beach person, summer doesn’t mean summer if I’m not at the beach. Now that I live near the ocean, it was a good reason to go explore the famous « Eastern Sierra ».
When I arrived in Costa Rica, my dreams were insane and wild. Very detailed, mixing very random bunch of people and moments of my life. It is true that I was sleeping a lot more than usual… which helps! It felt like my brain was going through a major cleaning / sorting process. The tectonic plates of my brain were very active.
If you’re planning on taking a trip to Costa Rica, you’ve arrived at the right place: here are all my best spots ! I spent 6 months travelling there by myself and absolutely loved every second of my stay. When I left I knew almost nothing about this country and hadn’t planned anything. I followed my heart and my intuition and stumbled upon a bunch of great places to go to the beach, volunteer, hike or chill in cheap hostels.
If you are a permaculture lover, or if you’re looking for an eco-friendly place to visit in Costa Rica, the Rancho Margot should interest you!
PUERTO JIMENEZ. I wake up dancing to bachata and smile while brushing my teeth. The pastry where i am meeting my guide is open at dawn.
I hadn’t planned anything before leaving for Costa Rica. Nothing. The voice inside me was telling me : « you’ll see when you get there. » The excitement of planning nothing was a big part of the thrill. I was open to all trajectories and intuitions.
After spending 1 month near the Volcano Arenal, I decided to explore the Nicoya Peninsula, situated on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The south tip of the peninsula is known for being very remote: jungle beaches and dirty roads. I have 10 days ahead of me and no plans. I am going to let my intuition guide me.
Have you ever heard about Alexander Von Humboldt ? If his name doesn’t ring a bell, you might have come across one of his beautiful landscape diagrams. They usually picture a whole ecosystem along with its scientific data with a great sense of visual synthesis.
The Cerro Chato (to the right of the tallest volcano Arenal on the picture) is one of the hikes you don’t want to miss if you travel to Costa Rica. In bonus, 4 little mantras for everyday life.
The bus drops me off the road, in front of the Finca Inti sign. I make my way through the steep jungle with my bagpack, tropical plants and flowers surrounding me. I am sweating a lot and very excited to discover what is on top of this hill, here on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.
Some architectural inspiration along my 6 month-trip in Costa Rica.
I spent two weeks at the Finca Inti, and discovered the delicious variety of foods that a productive jungle has to offer. A daily and multi-sensory gastronomic journey.