Trailblazing in Costa Rica

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arenas del mar costa rica, pura vida, rainforest, old navy, trailblazer

Pura Vida! I am so excited to finally post about my favorite place on earth: Costa Rica. A couple months ago, I came across a flight deal online and immediately purchased a ticket to come here. Little did I know that this spur-of-the-moment decision would change my life forever.

For my first full day in paradise, I decided to hike through the rainforest in an effort to see some monkeys. I stayed at Arenas Del Mar, which is completely immersed in the rainforest (yet still directly on the water – so awesome) so I walked the trail on the grounds. Since this was a fairly easy and mild hike, I decided to go ahead and dress up cute for it.

arenas del mar costa rica, pura vida, rainforest, old navy, trailblazer
arenas del mar costa rica, pura vida, rainforest, old navy, trailblazer
arenas del mar costa rica, pura vida, rainforest, old navy, trailblazer
arenas del mar costa rica, pura vida, rainforest, old navy, trailblazer
arenas del mar costa rica, pura vida, rainforest, old navy, trailblazer{ boyfriend windowpane flannel button down shirt // textured-stitch sweater // high-rise denim shorts // faux-leather ankle boots // sold out backpack // all items ℅ Old Navy }

It is pretty hot here–about 80-90 degrees–so I went with shorts, but I wore long sleeves so I could avoid bug bites and scratches from trees and plants. I brought my backpack and wore some pretty impractical hiking shoes, but they surprisingly worked pretty well on the trail! I ended up seeing two different types of monkeys, a sloth and a few iguanas. So cool!

Even though it was incredibly awesome, I think I’m done with the whole hiking part of Costa Rica for the moment. It’s time to hit the beach!

Have you ever been to Costa Rica?