New Year got here and went and we slowly meandered into 2016. For the primary week of January, we rode the wave of our marriage ceremony excessive. We spend our days stress-free on the seashore, hanging out with our family and friends, and having fun with waking up within the mornings with out the marriage stress hanging over our heads.
When nearly all of our visitors departed, we took a spontaneous journey to Nicaragua’s San Juan del Sur. It was our first go to to Nicaragua, however one which definitely left an awesome impression. Having now seen how low cost Nicaragua was, we positively plan on discovering extra of this budget-friendly vacation spot this yr.
After spending one other week again on the home, catching up on work and having fun with our each day sundown swims, we discovered ourselves confronted with a tricky choice. Should we keep or ought to we go? Our 2016 journey plans had us going to Panama’s Bocas del Toro on the finish of January for our first honeymoon, however one thing was holding us again. We stored suspending the journey, discovering excuse after excuse for why we have to cling round Costa Rica for just a few extra days. Just a few extra days changed into just a few weeks and we by no means did handle to say goodbye to Costa Rica.
Instead, we spent January exploring the gorgeous seashores in Guanacaste. We took a visit all the way down to Samara, a bit of seashore city recognized for its laid-back vibe, and Nosara, a browsing/yoga haven with a singular expat group. Call it our first honeymoon, a romantic getaway, or just time alone, however after many weeks surrounded by family and friends, we would have liked a while for simply us.
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Costa Rica, Nicaragua
Costa Rica: Playa Avellanas, Playa Negra, Samara, Nosara
Nicaragua: San Juan del Sur
Modes of Transportation
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Car, taxi, scooter
When staying at Max’s mother’s home in Costa Rica, our bills are at all times minimal, however touring round Guanacaste province in January along with spending just a few days in Nicaragua made January a bit costlier than December was. We stayed below our $100/day funds in Nicaragua, however struggled to do the identical whereas touring round Costa Rica. Perhaps it was as a result of we felt like splurging a bit of throughout our so-called honeymoon getaway, or maybe it was only a matter of touring in excessive season and reserving final minute.
Our complete for the month of January added as much as $1,200.
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The spotlight of this month was our journey to Samara/Nosara. While we did actually like Nicaragua and the great instances we had with our pals seashore hopping in San Juan del Sur, we actually wanted a while to ourselves to relish within the reminiscences of our marriage ceremony, to set some objectives (or intentions, as we prefer to name them) for the yr forward, and simply hang around and luxuriate in every others firm. We handled ourselves to good meals, good lodging with … look forward to it…HOT showers, and a loved our work free nights in a ravishing jungle setting.
…and Low Lights
This month we discovered how a lot we worth some of the primary human wants – contemporary water! Due to the drought in Guanacaste water shortages within the area have been the low gentle of many vacationers and we couldn’t escape them both. We one way or the other managed to placed on a marriage with none water points, however just a few weeks into month, the properly at our home ran dry and we have been caught with no contemporary water for stable 5 days. It was extremely irritating (have you ever ever tried doing dishes with water from a bottle?)!
Our favorite meal this month was at a small seashore facet restaurant in Samara referred to as Lo Que Hay. With a Mexican impressed menu, nice cocktails, a enjoyable vibe and nice ocean views, it was an ideal spot for not one however 2 nice dinners in Samara.
If you join our publication, you already know that regardless of our needs we needed to say goodbye to Costa Rica and make our method to US for just a few conferences and household commitments. We’ll be right here till mid Feb after which we’ll be again for extra enjoyable within the solar in Costa Rica!
Where did you journey in January 2016?
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