The Hair Goes There: Costa Rica

Costa Rica was a fun and fast getaway. The flights from OKC where pretty straightforward with United, which made the long weekend work better, giving us more time to spend on the ground.

The Hair and her husband in Costa Rica
The Hair and her husband in Costa Rica

We enjoyed time in Canaan (be sure to visit the Casa Alegría mariposario when you’re there), touring a coffee co-op Café Valle Encantado Dota, and seeking sloths in Manuel Antonio.

Dota Coffee Roast Varieties
Dota Coffee Roast Varieties

Driving in Costa Rica is an adventure to say the least. After having driven ourselves around, I can say that there is absolutely a great value in using transfers to go from one place to the other. The roads can be narrow, uphill and around curves, and rain can come quickly. In hindsight, trying to drive ourselves is really the only piece I would have changed. Or, we should have woken up earlier and gone strong with the drives from 7am to 2pm. Not driving at night is key.

Sunset in Costa Rica
Sunset in Costa Rica

We only covered a small portion of the country, and going back to see the sea turtles is definitely still on my list! … As well as kayaking, volcanoes, and zip lines. But that’s one of the great parts about Costa Rica, there is so much diversity, adventure, and natural beauty, with relatively low travel time.

Sloth in Manuel Antonio Park
Sloth in Manuel Antonio Park

Here’s to looking forward to another long weekend (or longer) in Costa Rica and to many more adventures.- Katie

Vacation rental in Canaan
Vacation Rental in Canaan

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