Alright, it's about time I wrap up the Costa Rica trip chapter in my life. Or at least wrap things up on this here blog. I've shared many of the highlights and a few lowlights. But what's the overall takeaway? This trip was about more than surfing and visiting Costa Rica for me. It was about doing something on my own, something scary and exciting and amazing. Something that put me out of my comfort zone. And I loved it.
Have you ever taken a trip alone before? I hadn't. I mean I've flown by myself to visit a friend or meet people, of course. But I've never full on booked a trip completely on my own. One of my best qualities (in my humble opinion) is my independence and my ability to be alone and be happy. I often do thing by myself, and I enjoy them immensely. But even I wasn't ready to just head to a foreign land with no plans or people to depend on. So I figured going on a group trip was the perfect happy medium. And it turns out I was right. It was just the right balance of some people around so you weren't totally alone but there was still plenty of time for the kind of soul searching that a trip like this encourages. Pura Vida is an amazing company and I can't recommend taking a trip with them enough. It was physically trying but also completely rewarding. If you are looking for a trip to take on your own (or with a friend) this is absolutely the kind of trip you should take.
It's a lovely thing knowing you can travel alone. And if you've never done it, you should try it. You'll be so happy that you did. I know I am. The only question that remains is where to next?