My wife and I chose to celebrate our first wedding anniversary in Costa Rica. I’ve refined and organized my notes from the trip and turned it into a blog post.
✈️ We flew from Los Angeles, USA to San José, Costa Rica
🚕We took a taxi from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) to La Fortuna, a small town in Costa Rica, northwest of the capital, San José
🛌 We took an Airbnb in La Fortuna, since it is close to the Arenal volcano.
We spent the rest of the day exploring the downtown in La Fortuna.
After checking out the places in downtown, we found out that there are a lot of adventurous activities that we could do. My wife and I are both adventure lovers and naturally, we opted for the ones we found interesting.
We lined up a bunch of activities for the next 3 days around La Fortuna.
🤪 Zip lining
I’ve gone Zip Lining before, but, this was just next level. The views are amazing. We did it with Ecoglide. It includes Zip lining and the epic Tarzan swing.
🧗♂️ Waterfall Rappelling
The next day, we went Waterfall Rappelling. This was crazy. Rappelling down the waterfalls was intense, challenging, and extremely fun.
🌉 Hanging Bridges
The third day, we picked activities that were not as intense. This included checking out the hanging bridges and hiking the Arenal Volcano.
🌋 Hiking Arenal Volcano
This was an interesting experience. It was raining heavily and it was getting dark too. We got drenched during the hike. It was really fun.
After the hike, we went back to our Airbnb, packed our stuff and set out to Baldi Hot Springs. We got a room at the Hotel Resort and stayed for the next day. I cannot recommend this enough. It is fantastic. After all the adventurous activities, we needed to calm down and relax. Baldi was perfect. We got lucky while we were at Baldi. It was raining. Now, imagine this – it’s raining and you’re in the hot springs. Yep, it was just perfect. 10/10 would recommend this place.
After spending the entire day and night at Baldi Hot Springs, the next day, we took a taxi back to San José. We reached our Airbnb in San Jose and just checked out the mall. I even got a haircut at the mall.
The next day, we checked out the city of San José. We visited the famous Market in city. We had fun walking around. At this point, we got tired and had dinner at a restaurant and left to our Airbnb.
The next morning, we left to the airport and flew back to the United States.
The whole trip was really fun and we enjoyed a lot. I would definitely recommend it. Pura Vida!