In a few days, my husband and I will be taking our first vacation together (alone) in a very long time… long like since before we got married long. We really enjoy traveling with friends and family, but this time I’m really looking forward to it just being the two of us. The grandparents have been booked to watch our little one, bags are almost packed and we’re just about ready to go.
Where are we going? Jaco, Costa Rica
We’ve decided to visit this area, based on a recommendation from a collegue of mine who has been to Costa Rica many, many times.
Where are we staying? Room2Board
For this trip, we’ve actually decided to stay in a hostel (yikes!). We’ve never done this before. Based on the recommendations from a variety of travel review sites and their local blog. I can’t wait to stay here! If you’re curious on what we mean by excellent reviews, check out Trip Advisor, Facebook, Hostel World and Booking.com. I’m telling you, I’m impressed.
How are we getting there? Expedia.ca
After keeping a very close eye on flight options to travel from YOW (Ottawa, ON) to SJO (San Jose, CR) using Google Flights, I finally decided to make the jump and book our flights using Expedia.ca. I have no issues with booking through Google Flights, if the price was right, but there wasn’t a big difference between Expedia and Google Flights. I have more experience booking with Expedia.ca and that’s the only reason why I choose one over the other.
How are we getting from the airport to the hostel? Private shuttle
We have booked a private shuttle from the airport to the hostel and back through the hostel. Since our flight arrives late, I’m glad that it’s them that’s picking us up.
What are we going to do there? I have no idea!
Have you been to Jaco? What did you do there? I can’t help but get more and more excited about this trip after watching the YouTube video above. From the description on the video, it doesn’t look like they visited Jaco, but they did a lot of amazing things in CR that I hope to do some of that cool stuff while we’re there too.
Let me know if you’re been. What did you do? Any tips for things to pack? What souvenirs do you recommend that we buy?
Will have to blog on how it went when we get back!