Pura Vida: A Few Days in Costa Rica

At the end of February I spontaneously decided to join a couple friends and fly down to Costa Rica for a very short, yet much needed getaway. I’d never been to Central America before and I really didn’t know much about the country itself before going, but I learned so much during my few days there and I am here to share some info as well as some amazing shots on the beach and the beautiful sunsets.

I spent only three whole days in the sun, but I enjoyed every second of it, so keep reading to find out what I got up to in paradise.

We flew in to San Jose, which is the capital of Costa Rica, then took a 3-hour bus ride to Manuel Antonio, right outside of Quepos.

General Info:

  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Costa Rican Colon (CRC), but USD is also widely accepted as payment
  • Tap water is safe to drink, which makes produce safe to eat

The food in Costa Rica is so delicious. It’s fresh, it’s tasty and vegetarian options are easily found. There’s no need of feeling guilty after indulging on such healthy food during a vacation.

The beaches in Manuel Antonio were beautiful and picturesque and offered many attractions for tourists, such as surfing, paragliding, snorkelling, and much more.

On our first day in Costa Rica, we drove to a waterfall that doubles as a water slide. We spent some relaxing time swimming in the water and sliding down the falls. Such a fun day that was!

The sunsets on the beach were indescribable. The sun would set around 5:30pm each day and we would plan to be in the perfect location at that time to be able to fully take in the beauty.

I had a ton of fun posing on the beach while my great friends made me look amazing.

The hostel where we stayed was pretty great as well. We stayed at the Sélina Manuel Antonio. The hostel is quite large, with several pools, many different types of dorms and private rooms, full restaurant, daily workouts and nightly activities.  I stayed in a 10-bed dorm with two of my friends, and it was perfectly acceptable for the few days I was there.


I would 100% go back to Costa Rica and explore more parts and see more things. There’s so much to take in and it’s very safe. It definitely feels like a home away from home.

If you are debating about where to go on your next vacation, I’d definitely suggest keeping Costa Rica in mind.

Have a wonderful evening everyone.









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