I hope you enjoy this #travel vlog of my experience in #Tamarindo, Costa Rica 🇨🇷 This is not at all sponsored, yet 😉
THE COSTA RICA RESTRICTIONS AND RULES:
I had to fill out the official travelers form to enter the country. At the time of my trip, a covid test was NOT needed for entry, I still got one just incase. However, a test WAS needed to be able to return to the U.S. Be sure to look up the most updated official information prior to your trip!
Here are some good videos detailing the (current) ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
WYNDHAM HOTEL IN TAMARINDO:
I personally thought it was great, they offer: a shuttle bus running every 30 mins which takes you to the central restaurant area 5-10 mins away. I paid extra for the breakfast package, it’s the same meal shown, everyday. The pool is open quite late (10/11pm) compared to other places I’ve been. You get free access to the #LangostaBeachClub as shown, as well as the cabanas. They also had live entertainment on some nights. You can also book excursions right from the hotel I believe.
SCHEDULE YOUR COVID TEST IN ADVANCE 2-3 DAYS BEFORE YOU LEAVE:
Make sure you schedule an appointment at a clinic for your #covid tests to return, either the same day u get there or the next day. I used GOOGLE TRANSLATE (super necessary if you don’t speak Spanish) to help me translate some words in order to ask taxi drivers where the clinics were and to take me to them. When I tried to get the test the day before my flight, all appointments were booked, then I had to wake up super early the day of my flight to try again, luckily we found a place close to the Liberia airport. Still, it was too much anxiety just waiting 4 hours for the results vs. scheduling it early and just enjoying your trip while the results are emailed to u.
ADVENTURE TOUR (ZIP LINE, HORSEBACK RIDING, WATER TUBING, HOT SPRINGS:
Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin (I booked through Wyndham)
10/10 experience, the entire crew was so amazing, Shoutout to Ronny! We were able to leave our belongings on the van throughout the day without worrying about safety. The pictures and videos they took were great. Each activity is actually a long experience, which is better than it being too short, you will feel like you’re getting your money’s worth.
Some things to bring with you if you do this tour or a similar one:
-Waterproof phone pouch, with the neck string!!! That way you can choose to bring your phone if desired
-Headphones, that van ride is so long
-Water shoes, I wore mine for the whole day
-A portable charger (if you plan to film/use your phone a lot, but there’s no service anyway lol)
-Change of clothes, I also brought flip flops for the ride back
SUNSET BOAT RIDE:
It was an okay experience, the views were nice (but like I said, everywhere just looked dry lol) and I met cool people, but compared to other boat rides I’ve been on it was not top notch. It’s extremely windy during the ride, and there’s only one chance to swim for 15/20 mins.There was an “open bar” but the drinks were beyond trash! Because I wasn’t sold I did not get the boat info, but I’m sure you can look for similar experiences.
Overall, the trip was amazing!!!! The FOOD at the different restaurants were so good!!!!! Definitely recommend visiting #CostaRica 🇨🇷
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