Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were the first stop on our World Trip. There’s much more to do in the UAE, even for the adventurous traveller, than the swanky modern urban metropolises of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We were visiting and staying with a “local” — our friend Simon — which made it even more fun. Continue reading “Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) // World Trip Days 1 to 5”
We didn’t choose Costa Rica on its strength as a snorkelling destination but were hopeful of squeezing some in during our week-long stay at Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste. Continue reading “Snorkelling in Costa Rica, is it any good?”
June is the start of the rainy season in Costa Rica so it can be hard to know what footwear to pack. A multitude of footwear options is essential. This is the footwear we found worked best. Continue reading “5 footwear tips for Costa Rica in rainy season”
Arriving at San José airport the first thing you notice is the heat, and then the rather pleasing fact that unlike a major UK airport you don’t have to negotiate several miles of terminal to make your exit. Continue reading “Arriving and spending the first night in Costa Rica”
A sport-fishing cum snorkelling trip is one of the more unlikely activities we found ourselves doing in Costa Rica, but boy was it worth it!! Cue giant fish, leaping dolphins, leaping turtles, breathtaking views, and some fisherwoman’s luck.
Since last year’s trip to Indonesia we’d been super keen to get somewhere a little further afield and Costa Rica seemed like the perfect place combining luscious tropical forests with rugged volcanic landscapes and two large coastlines. Top this all off with a reputation for eco-tourism and an abundance of wildlife to gawk at and we’d booked our flights. Below you’ll find our 2 week itinerary during the rainy season (June) plus an optional diversion.