Costa Rica Adventure

Costa Rican life consists of endless beaches, rainforests, river valleys, and biodiversity all in one place, for the perfect Costa Rica adventure. Many airlines offer non-stop flights, making the trip easier for you.

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Forest Ziplining

Whether it’s through the evergreen Monteverde Forest with the Arenal Volcano’s view or through the vibrant jungle canopy, ziplining is very common and one of the most popular activities in the Costa Rican jungle.

Wildlife

Nearly 25% of the country is preserved for national parks and wildlife. It is home to 27 national parks and takes up five percent of the world’s biodiversity. The Los Quetzales National Park allows birdwatchers to get a full aerial view of the various species of birds. Monkeys call the jungle home; so keep an eye out to see these amazing creatures in their own habitat. The Corcovado National Park is another prominent place to visit for frequent whale-watching and dolphin sightings.

Surfing

Towns such as Samara, Avellanas, and Tamarindo are great places for year-round surfing on these Pacific and Caribbean coasts. The warm water and steady winds combine to make Costa Rica a surfers paradise. Many of the beaches offer boards and lessons for beginners.

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Volcano Hike

The massive Arenal Volcano is one of the most well-known spots in Costa Rica. The surrounding area around the volcano offers kayaking, boating, and paddleboarding. Hot springs and waterfalls are also present, with zip lines and horseback riding available below the volcano summit. Rincon de la Vieja National Park’s centerpiece is another million-year-old volcano that offers views of the Nicoya Peninsula and Lago de Nicaragua.

Waterfall

La Fortuna waterfall by Arenal is an approximated 20-minute hike presenting a massive waterfall with a jungle backdrop. Another favorite is located in Tenorio Volcano National Park in the Northern Plains, offering bright blue waters. Lesser-known waterfalls include Bajos del Tori in the Alajuela province and Catarata del Toro, which plummets into an extinct volcanic crater with aerial views.

Rio Rafting

Named as a Biosphere Reserve, Rio Pacuare offers a white-water Caribbean experience through the safari-like jungle. According to National Geographic, it is one of the top spots for white-water rafting. The highlight of rafting in the Rio Savegre includes sightings of the jaguars, tapirs, and birds that call this biosphere home.

Jungle Drives

A 4×4 is recommended for the best driving experience in Costa Rica. The off-beaten paths offer unique views but require vehicles that can make their own path. Driving on the beach is not permitted. Another way to get explore is via horseback.

Deep Diving

The majority of shore islands on the Pacific coast are the hot spots for scuba and deep diving. Get up close and personal with various species of sharks, dolphins, and much more. A renowned spot for diving is The Gulf of Papagayo in the Guanacaste province.

Yoga Retreats

Aside from the adventurous and bold activities offered in Costa Rica, yoga retreats are available for leisure in the peaceful surrounding. Nosara is a popular spot located in the Nicoya Peninsula, offering a beachfront area for a relaxing yoga session.

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Top 8 Things to do in Hawaii

This Central Pacific archipelago includes hundreds of islands and a diverse range of activities. With huge waves, volcanoes, and interesting culture, Hawaii will keep you busy and entertained. My top 8 things to do in Hawaii you are sure to enjoy while visiting these beautiful islands.

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Whale Watching

The ‘Big Island’ is the most popular destination for whale watching in Hawaii. The peak season to catch a glimpse of Humpback whales is from January to March. You have the option to view these amazing creatures on a cruise or private boat tour.

Luaus

These traditional ceremonies are a major source of entertainment on all islands within Hawaii. Take the opportunity to enjoy live dancing, learn about Hawaiian as well as Polynesian culture, and enjoy delectable cuisines.

See a Lava Show

Hop aboard a World-class catamaran to get up and close to the volcano fingers as they enter the sea. You will have thoroughly trained staff aboard, and safety is paramount. You can select from a tour in the morning, sunset, day, or twilight tour.

Helicopter Tours

Various tour lines offer unique aerial journeys that allow you to view the breathtaking Hawaiian scenery. From volcanoes and waterfalls to hidden valleys and majestic coastlines. A helicopter tour is truly an ideal way to sightsee.

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SUP (Stand-Up Paddle Boarding)

This activity originated in Hawaii and is a derivative of surfing. SUP is soothing and allows you to explore the water on your terms. An excellent paddle path to take is from Lanikai Beach to the Mokulua Islands.

Horseback Riding Tours

Explore the coastline or venture to hidden trails on an exploratory horseback tour. Most companies offer private as well as group tours. Some countless ranches and stables accommodate tourists. Paniolo Adventures is one of the largest, with an 11,000-acre cattle ranch located in Waimea.

Mauna Kea

This dormant volcano is a unique wonder to explore, and erupted over 4,000 years ago. You can hike the summit, but be sure to stop by the VIS (Visitor Information Station) to check for weather and safety tips.

Kona Coffee Farm Tour

Kona coffee is some of the best gourmet coffee that you can find and is world-renowned. Kailua Kona, which is located on the ‘Big Island,’ is the heart of Kona coffee. When taking a tour, you will get to see processing facilities as well as the coffee fields. Don’t forget to take some time to indulge in the popular beverage.

Pack your bags, and take charge of your getaway with these 8 things to do in Hawaii that will be sure to make your experience amazing.

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Which Area Of Bali Is Right For You?

Bali was initially a surfer’s paradise, and now it is a popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia. This ancient island is now a mix of tourist areas and traditional culture. There are many different ways to experience Bali, and it all depends on what you are looking to get out of your trip. Which area of Bali is right for you?

 

The Different Areas Of Bali

The different areas of Bali will appeal to different people depending on the type of trip that they are planning. Southern, Central, Eastern, and Western Bali all have their own personalities and beauties for those who decide to visit there.

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Southern Bali

The southern coast of Bali is the tourist mecca of the island. This area of the island is where you will find the tourist hotels, lively nightlife, and the best bars. Various cities in southern Bali will lend themselves to having great offerings for those looking to have the tourist experience.

  • Canggu- As one of the more laid-back towns of this region. It has the type of “surfer” vibe you would find in places like Venice Beach, California, and Bondi Beach in Sydney. This is where digital nomads and entrepreneurs choose to live so that they can enjoy artisan beers and organic restaurants.
  • Seminyak-A town in southern Bali that is going to have the major resort hotels, high-end villas, and the hippest beach bars. If you are looking for a modern-day vacation in Southeast Asia, this is the area for you.
  • Jimbaran- Dotted with white sand beaches and 5-star resorts, this is a great town for a romantic honeymoon.
  • Uluwatu/Padang Padang-A surfer’s paradise, in the center of Southern Bali. These beaches are situated on the Bukit Peninsula, and experienced surfers should only ride the waves here.
  • Nusa Dua- This area of Bali is located on the southern-most tip of the island, and the beaches here are considered to be the best in Bali. There are two distinct areas in this part of Bali; the resort area and the town of Tanjung Benoa with its’ local shops and restaurants.
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Central Bali

The central region of Bali is far more than just the geographical center of the island. The central region is also the cultural, historical, and spiritual center of Bali. Its natural beauty and the ancient traditions that are still carried out to this day, that make this region so special.

  • Ubud- For decades, this town was a sleepy artist village that was transformed into its’ own little metropolis. The rice terraces and mountains of this town form the backdrop and base in which to explore the temples, museums, and heart of Bali.

Eastern Bali

This section of Bali has a down-to-earth atmosphere. It is far more toned down than, say, southern Bali.

  • Tulamben- Known for its’ scuba diving. There isn’t much else to offer in this area. In the sea, just off the coast, is the wreckage of the USS Liberty. This is the perfect jumping-off point for the Gili Islands.
  • Sanur- The beach of this mellow town, surrounded by a picturesque coral reef that keeps the waters calmer and shallower.
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Western Bali

Western Bali is considered to represent “the real” Bali. Most of it is mountains, volcanoes, rice paddies, and is tourist-free.

  • Balian Beach- Balian Beach is more of a “secret spot” in Eastern Bali, because not many tourists venture there. This black sand beach offers great surfing and beautiful coves to explore.
  • Nyanyi-The rural area of this section of Bali. If you are traveling here, you are going to want to see the UNESCO Heritage Site of Jati Luwih rice terraces, the Tanah Lot Temple, and Mount Batukaru.  You will want to go to surround yourself with nature and the history of Bali here.

Bali has something to offer for everyone. No matter what type of trip you are looking to take and who is going on the trip, Bali has what you want. Which area of Bali is right for you? Let’s chat about the type of experience you want, and what is going to work best for you.

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