COLA Study Abroad Tips: Jacqueline Sullivan -Costa Rica

                                                                                                                               20150620_122152                                                                                                         Top Places to Visit (In Country)

  1. Montezuma (make sure to do the snorkeling trip).-Pictured above
  2. La Fortuna (zip lining, Lake Arenal, and hot springs).
  3. Tortuguero (beaches, nature reserves).

Top Places to Eat                                                                                                                                                            

  1. Marisqueria Snappers House in La Fortuna.
  2. Restaurante Tierra Mar in San Joaquin.
  3. La Parrillita de Pepe in San Joaquin.

                                                                                                                                                   costa rica soccer                                                                                                                               Top Events to Attend

  1. The church sometimes puts on events. I went to an orchestra concert there and really enjoyed it.
  2. Live music at Longhorns.
  3. Soccer games.- Pictured above

Top Stores or Shops Visit                                                                                                                                            

  1. Artisan market in San Jose has a lot of neat stuff (but very touristy).
  2. The shops in Sarchi have a lot of handmade crafty items that are beautifully hand painted.
  3. Pali is a good go-to for groceries and toiletries but there is also a Walmart nearby.

                                                                                                                                             23236784_10c983df52_q                                                                                                                                         Top Transportation Tips

  1. Get to bus stop early.
  2. Account for a longer bus ride than listed.
  3. Bus stops in San Jose can take you practically anywhere.

Top Random Things to know                                                                                                                                    

  1. Only take the red taxis.
  2. Weather is warm, but bring at least one pair of pants and a sweatshirt.
  3. Don’t forget an umbrella or raincoat.