Here are some of the tips that worked for us while on vacation:
Tip #1- Walk, walk, and walk some more- the best way to get to know a new place is to explore it by foot. You get some exercise and you get to see the locals. Here are some of our favorite walks of the trip:
In the town of Jaco~
Some cool sidewalks we saw near the oxcart factory~
A rewarding view after a walk~Tip #2- Take advantage of the physical activities while on vacation-
We were able to enjoy some active time by swimming at the beach, surfing, and ziplining! You get to try new things, and you also burn the energy from some of the new foods you get to try!
Tip #3- Eat like you eat when you are at home- It's ok to indulge when you are on vacation- and I fully encourage it- as long as the food is worth it. We found that most of the desserts offered on our trip were crappy, so we didn't eat them. Also, after a consecutive week of rice and beans, I was bored, so I stuck to something else. It was also fun to try new drinks and juices we have never had before.
When I wanted to try something, I shared with my husband (which I'm sure he hated) and it allowed me to have a little of everything. If I wanted chocolate, it was all mine.
Eating Spanish food~
Having some drinks~
Trying a whole lychee~
Eating Rice and Beans, and Beans and Rice~
Tip #4- Take it easy! We spend so much of our lives stressing out, so don't do the same. Leave your watch at home, and take naps. Stress makes you fat!
I have really enjoyed looking back at our trip. I'm so sad it's over, but looking forward to many more trips together!