How we did it: Quit it all to travel the world (with a child) – Ep1 Backpacking Costa Rica

This month we are backpacking all over Costa Rica. First stop: Playa Del Coco and Playa Ocotal, brushing up on our Spanish and getting adjusted to a very different lifestyle… Like it? Help upgrade the gear! https://www.patreon.com/thebolingers

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The flights from Texas to CR are almost all over night, so get ready for some red eye! The flight is also short, so we arrived at 1AM local time – which meant we needed to stay in San Jose (the ugliest CR city).

Using a RED cab (city controlled) we got a cheap ride (I think $10) to our hotel over looking the city about 15 minutes away. It was nice because it was part jungle, part city and super super cozy.

The next day we would make the long trek to Coco and Ocotal almost 5 hours away. Luckily Jeremy was near by so we rode with him otherwise its a fairly nice bus ride with only 1 stop.

In the Coco/Ocotal area, Coco beach is much more populated and touristy with shops and plenty of english. Thats not really our style, so we mostly stayed in Ocotal (about a half mile away) with the locals. The shops there are VERY authentic, its very safe, the beach is quiet, clean and so so beautiful with its black sands, reef and hidden nooks.

Ocotal beach is a tiny hidden gem. Go check it out during high tide when the water is calm. Bring your hammock and snorkeling gear. Theres a hidden cave on the right side of the beach, and on the left is some good snorkeling and passages to 2 other hidden beaches.

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TOOLS:
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When ever we need to just get away:
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AirBNB every time! Heres a $20 credit
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GEAR:
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1 Awesome GoPro Session
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Ungodly strong paracord
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Incredibly handy portable hammock
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The most hard core hard drive you can buy
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LOCATIONS
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In Playa Del Coco/Playa Ocotal we stayed with Robert who was fantastic
https://airbnb.com/users/show/107936

In San Jose, we stayed at the beautiful Hotel Posada Canal Grande
https://goo.gl/maps/McByTNrAkhv

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MUSIC
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Said The Sky – Nostalgia

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