female travelers

Tica Life: Total Immersion at Estelar

As an English teacher at Estelar Bilingue, I have met many international Spanish students that come for our Immersion Courses. I was curious how the “class in the AM and beach in the PM” lifestyle was for some of them and, fortunately, I h...

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Mountainous Impressions

Meeting a new country after dark is an interesting experience; the first impression solely relies on the faces you see and the sounds you hear. I arrived in Costa Rica at night and all I could see were streetlights littered over what seemed to...

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Liberia, Costa Rica is close to everything!

Something that I really love about Liberia is its close proximity to many different attractions. Liberia itself is a rural city with a mix of horses, bulls, shopping, and restaurants. It has a lot of personality, from old colonial architecture and traditions to modern struct...

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Monteverde Cloud Forest

When I was planning my trip to Costa Rica, I told myself I wouldn’t visit too many parks that are such a hype that you can’t see the trees through the tourists. But I could not stay away from the iconic Monteverde. In fact, I find it hard to describe it in a factual sens...

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The food in Costa Rica

One of best things about being in Costa Rica is all the delicious food you get to eat. Every time I get a chance to go to a new restaurant or try something different, I jump at the chance. Whether it is your basic "casado" that you get at any of the "sodas" (home-style resta...

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Teaching English at Estelar

I can honestly say that teaching English to my students has been one of the most rewarding experiences ever. I always knew that I wanted to do this but actually living the experience and helping them learn a language they are so passionate about has been satisfying and fruit...

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Spanish Class at Instituto Estelar

I participated in a week-long intensive Spanish course for beginners at Estelar and was blown away at how much I learned in just 20 hours! Previously, I had never taken any Spanish in school and was nervous about my lack of vocabulary when I started, but the teacher created ...

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Border hopping to Nicaragua

This weekend, a fellow English teacher and I decided to venture to another country, simply because we could! Living in Liberia, we are blessed not only to be so close to the stunning beaches of the Gold Coast, but also to the border of Nicaragua, so a weekend trip there is e...

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