Costa Rica! #MostaRica

kimberly jumps, costa rica, travelCosta Rica. May 2012

What happens when TravelZoo offers $250 flights to Costa Rica? Me + 9 friends head to Latin America! Costa Rica is one of my top travel destinations. I loved it so much that I convinced my family to vacation there this Christmas!

Day 1 – We had a 4 hour layover in Miami, so we quickly caught a cab to the beach for a morning swim in the Atlantic Ocean. miami2

miami1When our flight touched down in Guanacaste, we headed back to the water to swim in the Pacific.

Atlantic + Pacific all within the same day. Check that off the bucket list!

Day 2 – We set off for the Borinquen Resort for horseback riding, zip-lining, and hot springs! The great thing about booking a tour through the resort is that it lowers the cost for a full day of fun, and includes a fabulous Costa Rican meal! I recommend these types of all day tours to maximize the activities and lower the cost of your vacation.

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There is nothing like the thrill of flying through the rainforest via zip-line! If you ever visit Costa Rica, this is a MUST DO!

Our next adventure was a private snorkel tour around the islands and a visit to a secluded beach with trees filled with howler monkeys.

fish2We got the guide, the boat, the equipment, and the tour for less than $250 for the day.

Another affordable adventure for the group! The waters were clear and there were many colorful fish  and coral to swim around and explore.

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The highlight of the tour was getting to play with these little guys – Pufferfish!

My favorite part of the trip was our white-water tubing and zip-line tour at Guachepelin Resort.

The day included horse back riding through the rainforest, white water tubing down a class II river, rock climbing, repelling, and zip-lining through the trees, and relaxing in the natural hot springs in the rain! white water

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There are endless beaches, rainforests, waterfalls, and adventures to be had in Costa Rica. I really do recommend this as a top travel destination, no matter your age! I can’t wait to go back this Christmas! Pura Vida!

Check out this video my friend Stephen made of our trip to Costa Rica…

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