Land! Arriving in Cartagena

Land! Arriving in Cartagena

After three nights of being lulled to sleep by the rocking waves, I woke up to see our first bit of land – Colombia! To see Cartagena in the distance was exciting, albeit a bit saddening because it meant that our fabulous trip on board the Santana was coming to...
En Route to Panama City!

En Route to Panama City!

We had planned on needing to spend an entire day getting from Boquete to Panama City; all eleven hour journey via bus. But! At the last moment, we found out that there’s an overnight bus from David to Panama City. The last bus from Boquete to David is at 7:30pm and...
From Waterfalls to Rock Climbing

From Waterfalls to Rock Climbing

While exploring Panama, be sure to check out Boquete, a pretty and quaint city up in the mountains. The big draw to Boquete is the spectacular hike up Volcán Barú for sunrise, but unfortunately we didn't have the proper gear or time to climb it. A shorter and less...
Beachin’ It in Puerto Viejo

Beachin’ It in Puerto Viejo

Everyone I’d spoken to about Costa Rica said that I must head to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Even though it was very out of the way from Dominical (you have to go through San Jose despite the fact that they look close on the map), we decided to make the trip, and we...