I have low key been doing the most for the past 2 weeks. First, I went to Costa Rica. From there, I went to Philly for the Roots Picnic. Got home late Sunday night only to start a new job Monday morning. Your girl is TIRED. Only a little bit though, I’m enjoying the turn up session that is currently my life. First things first, let’s get into this Costa Rica trip.
I flew into San Jose with AeroMexico. I left from Dulles and had about a 3 hour layover in Mexico City. I would definitely fly with them again. The leg room was adequate (keep in mind I am like 5’4”), a meal was included on both flights (sandwich and a little snack type joint), apparently liquor was complimentary (they wasn’t trying to tell nobody when they rolled the cart through though), and you can check 2 bags for free. I decided to go #teamcarryon so I didn’t have to worry about that, but it’s still good to know. Sidenote, should you ever decide to partake in spirits while in the air, I would highly recommend hydrating before and after. I may or may not have had an experience in the past and I want y’all to be better than I may or may not have been. Moving along…
From the airport, I took a cab to the station to catch a transfer (bus) to Manuel Antonio which is where we were staying. My homegirl, Kamaria, was already in Costa Rica by the time I arrived. Her cousin met me at the airport and we went to Manuel Antonio together. The assistance was definitely appreciated.
We stayed in villas that were managed (I’m not sure exactly what the arrangement is) by Hotel El Villas de Parque. The rooms were kind of apartment style. Kamaria’s had a large bed, a futon and kitchenette. Mine (which was directly on top of Kamaria’s) had a little make shift kitchen set up that included a fridge and a microwave. Both apartments had a sizable patio that included tables, chairs, a couch and a hammock overlooking the water. If I were to ever go back to Manual Antonio, I would definitely stay there again. The rooms were nice, super clean and the view was amazing. Chilling in the hammock while catching a breeze and listening to the rain was love.
Aside from #hammocklife, the most fun part during my time in Manuel Antonio hands down was riding ATVs through the forest. They picked us up from where were staying (the office was across the street so technically we just walked over there lol). It was about a 20-25 minute drive to the forest. The entire excursion lasted about 4 hours and included the ride through a palmas plantation, a hike through the Rainmaker Forest to a beautiful water fall, time spent swimming by the waterfall and a meal once we got back to the main site.