At night walking around, wear flip-flops.
Have a torch handy for night walks or wake ups in the night.
Shake out towels.
If shoes have been outside check before putting them on.
p.s There is nothing here that kills, but best stay away from brown snakes.
If you fancy making your way down to the Peninsula by car, then contact Alamo and your car will be at the airport waiting for you and ask for a GPS thingy too. www.alamocostarica.com
Driving here from San Jose
You will need to head for highway 27 out of San Jose towards Oritina and keep going straight (1.5 hours)
Head for the ferry at Puntarenas. Here are the ferry times:
Once across the bay (1 hour), you are on the Nicoya Peninsula arriving into Paquera. From here head to Tambor( 20 minutes), then Cobano (30 minutes). Go straight across the cross roads at Cobano and then a little while later (5 minutes) take the left toward Mal Pais / Santa Teresa. When you get to the sea (25 minutes), take a right and follow the main and only street till you reach your villa / hotel.
Once you land in Costa Rica you either drive from Liberia (approx 4hrs) to get to us, drive the 5ish hours from San Jose or fly from San Jose to Tambor airport and then catch a 40 minute cab (or car rental meets you at Tambor)– we hugely recommend taking the last option.
From San Jose to Tambor airport are about 30 mins long and there are two carriers that operate here.
Nature Air – www.natureair.com (this leaves from a different airport to the international one, so take this into account)
Sansa Air – www.flysansa.com (this leaves from the international airport)
Both cost around $100pp each way and they only allow a certain baggage allowance. Anything thereafter is costly and no surf boards.
Alternatively, if there are a group of between 5 and 11 of you flying together, it works out cheaper (and more rock ‘n roll) to charter a flight with one of our preferred private charter partners. Get in touch with me for this option and I can arrange everything for you.
This website offers great products to help get rid of the usual and convenient plastic alternative: http://lifewithoutplastic.com/boutique/
I have two kids and need containers….the metal ones on here are a great option.
Made by husband, Leon and Delilah from driftwood on our beach in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. The everlasting natural Christmas Tree…..Jez wants to make a 3D one for next year.
The Oceans are turning into a plastic soup. Did you know that every piece of plastic ever made is still in existence today. They are becoming part of daily life here in Santa Teresa, washing up on the beaches as a constant reminder of their longevity. Plastic bags, straws, bottles, utensils, lids, cups and so many others offer a small convenience but remain forever. More than this, they get ingested by the fish in the oceans that we then eat. According to Surfrider’s recent study an estimated 12,000 tons of plastic a year is being ingested into the fish of the west coast of the USA. Plastics, or more importantly, single use plastics need to be removed and refused from our lives as opposed to simply being reused.
Here are 12 ways for you to take plastics out of your daily life. These little individual steps make a global impact.