travel // Costa Rica + Anywhere (part 3)

Ok, you guys, it’s the final recap of my amazing trip to Costa Rica! Last we left off, Sean and I had just arrived on the Pacific Coast and were eating and drinking out way through super cute beach towns and hanging out on an amazing catamaran. From Tamarindo, we traveled south to Nosara where we checked into my favorite hotel of the trip, The Harmony Hotel.

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As soon as we arrived at The Harmony Hotel, I immediately fell in love. Our bungalow had a personal hammock, trimmed in gorgeous white crochet and the most amazing rocking chairs. I wanted to take every detail home with me!

And the food… so amazing. Because it’s located on the coast, almost every dish featured delicious locally caught fish. We ate our weight in sushi and ceviche, chased with delicious fruity cocktails.

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Seriously, this was the most gorgeous resort I’ve ever stayed — all of the details were so spot-on. The bungalow itself maintained a classic, understated jungle vibe, but the furnishings and details felt very mid-century modern. I loved the juxtaposition of wire legs with tropical colors and textures.

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We could have stayed here the ENTIRE trip… it was that amazing!

And the funniest thing happened one night… we were woken up in the middle of the night by a group of monkeys playing on the roof of our bungalow! It was so hilarious, especially when one fell off of the roof (is that mean??).

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And then the sunsets… I’ve never seen such a gorgeous cotton candy sky. As the sun sank lower into the horizon, the funniest thing happened: hundreds of tiny hermit crabs emerged and started scampering across the beach! It was truly one of those sights I will never, ever forget.

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From Nosara, we traveled to the southern tip of Costa Rica to Mal Pais region with the Santa Teresa beach. We stayed in one more resort, the Hotel Tropico Latino. Our bungalow was very jungle-inspired and featured yet another AMAZING white hammock. I really wish I had been able to bring one of these beauties home with me.

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This resort was, again, right on the beach and perfect for surfing and swimming. We spent most of the day frolicking in waves and watching the iguanas play (and try to steal our lunch).

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Santa Teresa was our last stop before heading back to the capital city, San Jose, and then back to Seattle. As I sipped one last daiquiri by the pool, I thought about to how amazing the trip was and how grateful I am to have explored this gorgeous country. Travel always gets my creative juices flowing and this trip couldn’t have come at a more perfect time for me. I left feeling refreshed and inspired… and wanting to travel even more!

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Be sure to check out part 1 and part 2!

Many thanks to Anywhere Costa Rica for sending us on this trip. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

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