Solo Female in Costa Rica


I had an unforgettable solo trip to Costa Rica. Costa Rica is known for its pristine beauty with many beaches volcanoes and protected jungles. I flew into the capital San Jose and headed to Tortuguero National Park. Tortuguero is on the Caribbean coast and is known for sea turtle nesting and wildlife sightings. I spent two nights in a rainforest lodge and saw all sorts of wildlife. Then it was back to San Jose where I found a nice hostel. This morning I went to volcano irazu National Park. Irazu is the tallest active volcano in Costa Rica. There’s a daily bus to get there from San Jose making it an easy day trip. Now I’m walking around San Jose with some new friends that I met at the hostel and exploring the city together. San Jose is the capital and largest city in Costa Rica. The city has many museums, parks and plazas I stayed in the barrio Escalante neighborhood, which is a hip and safe area. With tons of fun and quirky restaurants, it’s considered a culinary capital. We stumbled upon a party happening in the neighborhood. Good morning. It’s 5:30 a.m. And I’m about to board my bus from San Jose to Manuel Antonio Park. The three hour bus ride was comfortable and even stopped once along the way for snacks and a restroom break. Manuel Antonio is a small National Park on Costa Rica’s Pacific side. It’s known for its wildlife and beach and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Costa Rica. We found a great guide who showed us a lot of the animals throughout the park. The rest of the day was spent hanging out at the beach and hostel. For my final day in Costa Rica, Madusha and I headed to La Fortuna. On the way we stopped in the little town of Zarcero. La Fortuna is a cute little town that is home to Arenal volcano. The volcano makes natural Hot Springs all throughout the area. There are many fancy hot spring pools and resorts in the area, but we went to the cheapest one we could find. We ended our spa day with an inexpensive massage with a breathtaking view. Thank you so much for watching! Please subscribe for more travel videos in Costa Rica and around the world and I’ll see you in the next one!

13 thoughts on “Solo Female in Costa Rica

  1. You met friends there so it's not entirely "solo" lol
    Jamie you put in a lot of efforts making these videos.
    I'm always a fan. Wish to see some Asia too

  2. Wow, the scenery looks amazing! I'm glad you were able to see a lot of monkeys! I definitely should take a trip to Costa Rica sometime especially with it being a closer flight from North America compared to my flight to Bali. Awesome video, Jamie!

  3. I'm on vacation in Port Townsend Washington viewing your video,. What a difference. Costa Rica looks great. You should consider this as one of your videos ,it's beautiful up here, all Victorian..

  4. Loved it! I hope to visit costa rica some day with my friend who now lives in barcelona whos originally from there! Keep up the great work!

  5. First stop in Asia could be Chiang Mai, Thailand, or Da Nang, Vietnam.
    This solo female traveler named Megan makes great travel videos and talks about Da Nang.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHoPvCn8kaQ&t
    You guys should meet and collab, because you two's videos can compliment each other.
    Watching your video widens my worldview.
    Wish I could take that bus with you at 5 am 😀

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