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March 28, 2014

Costa Rica Recap

Some of the best trips are the ones you plan last minute. It was another snowy Saturday morning in February, and we had been shoveling at least twice a day every day that month. We were so exhausted from the snow, bitter cold weather, wind, and with the windchill well under -20 degrees, we had to escape from this Michigan winter. We had hit our breaking point by early February, so we decided to book a last minute trip to Costa Rica with only 5 days to spare.

For this trip we choose to enjoy a relaxing vacation, instead of one of our adventure packed trips. We had planned on doing a lot of sun-bathing, surfing, site seeing, drinking, and all that embodied ‘vacation’. And that is just what we did.

Here were our travel plans:

February 15: Jump on Delta Flight and fly to Liberia
February 15 – 17: Stayed at  JW Marriott – Guanacaste (along the Pacific Cost)
February 17 – 19: Stayed at Marriott Collection - Hotel Punta Islita in Playa Samara, which was the coolest place I have ever stayed! If you are travelling to Costa Rica, this should be a must!
February 20: Back to the bitter cold Michigan weather

Side Note: We rented a car to take us to our different destinations. 

We went to other beaches and towns throughout our travels, but spend most of our time at our resorts. This is a great way to go if you are looking for more of a relaxing Costa Rica adventure, but I know we will do it differently next time around. When we go back, we will fly into San Jose and see the more of the Volcanoes, Rain Forrest and more ‘touristy’ things. But for this short trip / escape this was absolutely perfect. 

See below for a few of our travel photos: