I went to Costa Rica from 9th March to 24th March 2020. It truly was a magnificent and exotic holiday, that I went on with my famalam- including my parents and sister.
It was 35C there- woof! Muy caliente!- As they would say in Spanish- their native language. And a term Costa Ricans are known to say is “Pura vida” which means ‘simple life’ or ‘pure life’ and in Costa Rica, it is a way of life, which I think is really cool.
We stayed at the hotel Riu Palace. The staff at the hotel were very friendly, energetic and kind. And our family made good friends with one of the entertainment staff there called Leida. She hosted all of the ‘by the side’ pool games that me and my sister took part in. One of which was smashing limes with a hammer which was fun and maybe a bit dangerous lol.
We even bumped into Leida one night at the hotel nightclub called Pacha. I don’t know if it’s related to the big chain club but who knows lol. But a good club all in all, where they played hip hop, R ‘n’ B and pop. So all the songs I like to get down to haha. With the likes of Cardi B for example.
We went on one good excursion called the Buena Vista Megacombe where we went horseriding, tried sugar juice worked by a bull (yes and I was slightly scared of a free bull on the premises), went down a forest slide, ziplined, and did a forest spa with a steam room, with mud clay to put on ourselves and a hot springs pools. Living the life, eh!
The hotel even had their own water park which was great fun! Hardly anyone was there on the two times I visited, so it was slide after slide, after slide. Brilliant!
Moving on, the food at the hotel was very good. Sometimes we go to hotels where it’s like mass produced rubbish but not at this hotel. The noodles were great, the chips salty, and the rice and beans were absolutely to die for.
And then lastly, we went to the spa on our last day there and I had a 50-minute Pura Vida massage which was lush. The masseuse really worked out some kinks.
So I left Costa Rica feeling light and happy.
I would definitely recommend visiting the country.