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Don Juan!   Costa Rica
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Traversing The Nicoya Penninsula   Costa Rica
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Priceless   Costa Rica
Arepas :D   Costa Rica
Pineapples Galore!   Costa Rica
Warm wave winters    Costa Rica
Don Juan!   Costa Rica
Coffee Farm   Costa Rica
Traversing The Nicoya Penninsula   Costa Rica
countryside in Costa Rica   Costa Rica
Priceless   Costa Rica
Arepas :D   Costa Rica
Pineapples Galore!   Costa Rica
Warm wave winters    Costa Rica

Don Juan!

we went to Don Juan's eco farm. He was the coolest guy ever who practiced saving the world and making really good food. He messed with people and he was just the coolest! We had an egg toss, we ate peppers from the local volcano! The experience was great! Learning AFAR, in partnership with Global Explorers, promotes cross-cultural exchange by sending students on trips to experience other parts of the world. Sponsorship assistance from the Pearson Foundation, Schlumberger, and Wimmer Solutions makes the trips possible. Donate at afar.com/foundation.

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about 5 years ago

Coffee Farm

My wife and I decided to volunteer on a working coffee farm in Costa Rica - "voluntourism" as it's called. We worked from early morning to early afternoon, living in a rustic cabina. Showers were cold, bugs were aplenty, standard uniform was knee-high rubber boots and a machete, food was whole. At first, it was a bit of a jolt to the lifestyle we're accustomed to but, now that it's all behind us, we both agree it was one of the best things we've done for ourselves.
about 5 years ago

Traversing The Nicoya Penninsula

When staying in Costa Rica, we decided we wanted to go to Montezuma; we had heard a lot about it and wanted to check it out for ourselves. So, we rented a car, started at the top of the Nicoya Peninsula, and worked our way down - stopping off at little beach towns for rest, gas, photo opps, etc. If you're interested in hanging out on the beach all day and getting acquainted with other travelers way off the beaten path in a tucked-away oasis, this is the ideal spot. Montezuma has a really cool "hang out" culture. It's fun to people-watch and just do nothing. We shacked up at a place called Sano Banano that would show old American movies in the lobby every night. But you don't have drive all over the peninsula to get there. You can catch a ferry in Puntarenas and avoid a majority of the bad roads.
about 5 years ago

countryside in Costa Rica

truly heaven on earth for us. traveled on March 2012.
about 5 years ago

Arepas :D

When we stayed at UGA for a while in Costa Rica, we took a stop at this lady's house, and she taught us how to make these desserts called Arepas. I have eaten Arepas before, but Venezuelan style. Meaning, that they were more like a meal rather than a dessert. So I thought that was cool but weird. How we made it wasn't as different from the ones I make but, some ingredients were more for like a pastry. Anyways, after we made the dough and made small balls of it, they put it on this pan and flipped them around, kind of like pancakes. When they were all cooked we took our first bites and OMG, it was BEAUTIFUL. We all probably ate AT LEAST more than three. :P <3

Learning AFAR, in partnership with Global Explorers, promotes cross-cultural exchange by sending students on trips to experience other parts of the world. Sponsorship assistance from the Pearson Foundation, Schlumberger, and Wimmer Solutions makes the trips possible. Donate at afar.com/foundation.
about 5 years ago

Priceless

Costa Rica held many delights but my most memorable one was the hunt for the ultimate flan. After randomly walking around one night, my friends and I stumbled into a restaurant on a lonely street and asked if they had flan...this was whipped up for all of 25 dollars. The excitement that shot through us as we carried this out to eat was palpable to anyone who caught sight of us getting ready to devour this treat.
about 5 years ago

Warm wave winters

Escaped New York winter to one of my favorite places: Costa Rica. Rent a 4x4 and drive from San Jose to the Pacific coast. There you will find endless beaches where you can spend all day finding the perfect waves and beaches. This image was shot at a beach known for it's surfing, Domincal. It's a must see beach if you are driving along the Pacific coast in Costa Rica. Go eat at Tortilla Flats ( located along the beach road ) if you go, the best place for delicious Costa Rican food and a cold drink when hanging there.
about 5 years ago

Pineapples Galore!

The pineapples down in Costa Rica were amazing! They were all fresh and organic! Best pineapples I've ever tasted.

Learning AFAR, in partnership with Global Explorers, promotes cross-cultural exchange by sending students on trips to experience other parts of the world. Sponsorship assistance from the Pearson Foundation, Schlumberger, and Wimmer Solutions makes the trips possible. Donate at afar.com/foundation.