Bailey and I met online in a group of girls who are dedicated to traveling. Immediately when we met, I knew I would have to share her adventure in Costa Rica with you all. She is a super rad chick who, like myself, is newly native to LA. She loves the outdoors, surfing and taking chances. My kinda girl, right?
Traveling is great but adventure travel is even greater!
Bailey began her Costa Rica journey In Uvita, a small village in the southern part of Costa Rica where she spent most of her time surfing and doing yoga. Then, she made her way even more south to the Osa Peninsula. She stayed in Puerto Jimenez, Drake Bay, Los Planes and Rancho Quemado. Did I mention this trip was for work? Where she spent most of her time "working" by waterfalls in one of the most dense jungles on the planet? Lucky..
What to do:
Corcovado National Park is known for travelers being able to experience animals in their natural habitat. There's one waterfall in particular in Los Planes that is a true hidden gem. Bailey says you should ask the locals for directions. Isn't that half the fun?
Not for the faint of heart, zip-line a 13 platform canopy tour of the Virgin Rainforest with Corcovado Canopy Tour. The 6th platform is the highest and longest, making it the most invigorating ride of Baileys life. "I have no words to accurately depict how alive I felt in that moment" she said. Bring it on!
What to eat:
Eat as much from the locals as possible. Anything that looks homemade or made with local fresh ingredients. After all, Costa Rica has some of the most flavorful and fresh foods in the world. Bailey couldn't get enough of banana ceviche. Yum!
Where to shop:
The airport in Puerto Jimenez has some of the coolest souvenirs and local goods to take home with you. There's even a woman who makes all of her goods from recycled materials like beads from paper.