Unforgettable and unbeatable Costa Rica

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Ask travellers to Costa Rica what they love most about the country and 9 times out of 10 they say the diversity. Elly Athey couldn’t agree more and her trip highlights were worlds apart…

“There have been two things I have always wanted to do – take a surf lesson, in waters so warm that I didn’t need a wet suit, and walk at the base of live Volcano! Two extremes I agree, but those two activities were what drew me to Costa Rica.

My surf lesson took place in the waters of the Caribbean Sea (tough for some hey!), from the languid town of Puerto Viejo… said like the locals lopping walk. Three hours of the most fun a 28 year old girl, who has never touched a surf board in her life, can imagine. I certainly earned my freshly caught, grilled whole snapper that night.

The Arenal Volcano is the perfect volcano shape and being Costa Rica’s most active, there’s a good chance you will see mother nature’s spectacular show. Guided walks through the National Park at the base of the Arenal Volcano give you the best and safest chance to get as close as possible to the volcano. Monkeys, toucans and other wildlife dance above you through the speckled light of the rain-forest… the noise of the volcano in the background guarantees you an experience that you will not forget. Costa Rica holds many more unforgettable, unbeatable memories.”

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* photo by Rebecca Dobson – Intrepid Photography Competition

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Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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