Costa Rica, located in Central America with a population of 4,636,348, attracts yearly visitors from all around the world. Here at Aldea Hostel, San Jose; we have always been privileged to have guests as well as volunteers worldwide: America, Europe, Asia, Caribbean just to name a few locations. Each person brought their unique experiences and culture. One of our recent volunteers; April Castellano has been our first volunteer from the island of Trinidad and Tobago. She had the opportunity to stay with us and experience a big part of our rich Costa Rican culture and family. Aldea's strategic location here in San Jose, granted her the opportunity to have many wonderful adventures. Exploration was made simple since she can easily access the wide variety of transportation options. Such can include public transportation of the buses and train. There are also options to hire a taxi, Uber or private shuttles. Utilizing the regular buses, she visited Cartago, Puerto Viejo, and Cahuita. There are many activities at Cartago such as the Irazú volcano; the Church (Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles); the local market, local cuisine and drinks. One also has the option to take the train to either arrive or depart at Cartago. It is very cost effective to arrive at Puerto Viejo via San Jose with the bus, a journey which takes a total of 4.5 hours. At Puerto Viejo, there are many booths where persons can get information on activities including Snorkeling; Zip Lining; White Water Rafting the Rio Pacaure; Tortuguero Expeditions and many more. Puerto Viejo has many options for locally crafted souvenirs, food, drinks and an active night life. You can also arrive at Cahuita via Puerto Viejo to tour the National Park, where you would find a variety of protected animals; freely roaming without disturbances. You can see howler and capuchin monkeys, crocodiles, raccoons, sloths, armadillos; enjoy the beautiful beach; engage in many fun activities as well as dine at local cuisines. Cahuita has many influences from the Caribbean in both food and music. Costa Rica is an adventurer’s paradise, join us at Aldea Hostel in San Jose, the hub that brings Costa Rica closer to you! Read more about April’s Costa Rican adventures at

Written by Aldea Staff Monday, 05 August 2019

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