If you want to get a glimpse of authentic Costa Rica, then this is the city that you must visit without fail. Once we finished with the tour of San Jose, although we were very happy with the stuff offered there, we were still looking for something different and a little quieter. Then we came across this charming town that is also one of the best places to know more about the world-famous Costa Rica coffee. You can also watch the daily life of the Costa – Ricans from everything they do in the tow, and from the restaurants they eat from and each and every profession that they put up. This has drawn quite a lot of tourists over the years mainly due to the favorable weather conditions and the charms that one cannot find in many cities across the world.
Let us look at the different things you can do here:
We undertook the El Toledo Coffee Tour because that is the first thing we wanted to know about once we landed here. In the tour, we went to a farm that is owned by a small family which goes by the same name of the tour, and we were thrilled to know that the growth of the coffee in their estate was completely organic! You will learn about every process that they do from the sowing of the coffee seeds until the beverage lands in the cup. They are one of the very few growers of the coffee plant in the country that follow a completely organic process.
The Farmers Market was our second destination of the day. We wanted to know more about the local produce and this is the best way to learn about the shopping habits of the town’s people in general and the country’s population also.
Corinto is basically a traditional and historic town located in the Chinandega province of Nicaragua, on the northwest Pacific shoreline. It is a usual port stop for cruise ships where the travelers tend to take a quick tour or a walk within the town. Corinto is spread over an area of 234.14 square kilometers. It can receive cruises and that too from all over the world where visitors are encountered with local guides at arrival. I feel that anybody who is interested in experiencing some local Nicaraguan culture and ways of life should take a stroll through this town, markets, stalls and the food places where one should definitely try out the seafood.
Nicaragua is a delightful country with its tourism industry expanding year by year carrying tourist attractions which includes historical churches, rainforests, lakes, volcanoes, and Corinto acts as a gateway to some of the magnificent cities of the country. Some of the tourist spots/activities near to Corinto are:
Parroquia Santa Ana
Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve
Flor de Cana Tour
The Volcano Summit of Nicaragua San Cristobal
Even though Corinto is typically meant for a brief excursion for the members of cruises, the town provides its own fair share of experiences. I would say that Corinto is not meant for people expecting a flamboyant tourist involvement, but for those seeking something unusual than the typical city sights and or folks who would like to explore growing towns, this traditional place can turn out to be interesting for them. And for others, there are usual tourist activities like horse riding, surfing, beaches and islands really close to the town.
I would recommend someone preparing to explore Corinto that they try to go through the lives and culture of the natives, the local places to thoroughly grasp the feeling of the coastal town.
Snowboarding is not the only fun activity that you can take part in. There are various things to do and see. There are loads of things that will keep you busy before snow falls. Here are some of the things you can do before snowfall.
Enjoy the downhill thrill
Try out the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster of Blue Mountain. This electrifying ride downhill with several twists and turns on the way will surely enthrall you like nothing. Albeit, have control on the speed, you should not go too fast.
Take a leap of faith
Are you looking for more adventure? Visit Bagjump to experience this. You take a jump from a great height. I have to say that I had a thrilling experience here. The activity is mighty fun.
Take the rope course of the woods
Want to indulge in a competition? The Timber Challenge is the just the right kind of thing for you. The rope course to be found in the woods will offer you with ladders to the cargo and suspension bridges. What excited the adventurous side of me that the zip lines are 50 meters off the ground!
Unwind and relax
My visit to Blue Mountain would have been incomplete if I didn’t visit the Scandinavian spa. You will be surprised to know that it is situated in the middle of the forest. Here, you will be able to experience Nordic and thermal waterfalls, sauna, hot bath, and also cold plunges. You are surely going to have the best time unwinding the days of drudgery.
Go mountain biking at the park
To satisfy my thirst for adventure, I also went mountain biking. In case you are not a thrill buff, you can enjoy a leisurely ride at the Mountain Bike Park while you enjoy the scenic beauty. Training for tackling ladder bridges and jumps are also available.