I decided to quit my job, sell everything I own, and buy a plane ticket to Costa Rica.
Backpacking Central America
After planning for quite some time, I did it! I quit my full time desk job at the end of January 2017 and went to Costa Rica for two months. Mostly to get my 200 hour yoga teaching certification, but also to explore a beautiful country that had always intrigued me. During my 7 week trip, I explored parts of Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua. And everything was so great and I seriously could not have asked for a better life changing experience.
I did A LOT down there, lots of adventures, tons of new friends and even more pictures of it all. So I’m going to break up my trip into posts about certain areas of the countries to make it easier to read and easier to search for later on. So stay tuned ♥
While in Costa Rica, I went to the Toucan Rescue, completed my 200 hour yoga teacher certification, biked around the southern Caribbean coastline, hiked inside of a cloud, saw a baby sloth, multiple monkeys and toucans, some epic waterfalls, sunsets and sunrises, and so much more.
When I spontaneously went to Panama, I went on my first night dive and saw bioluminescent plankton, ate octopus tacos, danced until 4AM, explored tiny surrounding islands and beaches and loved every minute of it.
Then I decided to meet a friend in Nicaragua and we explored beautiful beaches, kayaked inside a volcanic lake, took a private tour and learned how to roll cigars, and just generally had the trip of a lifetime ♥
Costa Rica’s natural beauty is unmatched, Nicaragua’s prices are unreal, and scuba diving in Panama is a wonder to see.
Future post breakdowns
So I will have posts over San Jose and the GAM, Territorio de Zaguates (dog heaven), what yoga school was like, Puerto Viejo, Monteverde, Bocas del Toro, San Juan del Sur, Granada and Laguna de Apoyo and probably more. I’ll also have posts showing what I packed, how I easily got around Costa Rica/Central America, what hostel life is like, and probably a few more. I have so many ideas!! I did SO MUCH and its been a challenge trying to process it all into blog posts. Stay tuned 🙂
I think my biggest take away from this epic trip is that everything usually works out for the best. I have been so incredibly lucky with all of the amazing humans I met, stayed with, and traveled with. My heart is so full and I am so happy ♥
Onward and upward,