Costa Rica is a great destination for lovers of the outdoors, with amazing beaches, forests, and volcanoes all across the country. From Mexico, Darcy and I made our way to Costa Rica, and we got a taste of a few of these when we visited Manuel Antonio, Monteverde, and San Jose.
Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica’s top destinations for both tourists and locals alike, and it isn’t hard to see why. The town, while small, very touristy, a bit overpriced, is located next to the Manuel Antonio National Park, with a selection of trails through the forest, many of which lead to gorgeous beaches. Luckily for us, this was only place we managed to catch a glimpse of a wild sloth.
Located high up in the clouds, Monteverde homes one of Costa Rica’s best cloud forests. We spent 2 nights here, and had a day to explore the cloud forests, enjoying lush scenery and encountering several wild animals and birds.
While the Costa Rican capital is said not to offer too much in terms of tourism, it offered us one thing that kept us there longer than we’d planned- amazing vegan restaurants. With veganism on the rise throughout Latin America, we can gladly say we had some of the best vegan pizza, sushi, and burgers here. We also did plenty of day trips to different museums and even a volcano while we were based in San Jose.