Written on: 23/06/2012 by WillAllinson
My trip to Costa Rica with Frontier was incredible. I went for six weeks, and enjoyed every moment of it!! The activities were explorative, the wildlife was mind-boggling, the scenery was awe-inspiring and the staff were utterly fantastic.
The whole experience was brilliant for me. Simply living in the jungle and going back to basics, cooking lunch and dinner for each other everyday and enjoying a truly communal atmosphere was totally unique and wonderful. I learnt so much from the endless knowledge of the staff members, and learnt even more about myself from simply going out there on my own and seeing how I coped. I took some excellent photos, I grew as a person and I made some now beloved friends in the process.
The average day consists of waking up and having a choice of either granola or porridge for breakfast. Then there will often be a choice of surveys to do in the morning, either primate surveys, turtle patrols (a lovely long walk down the beach in the sunrise finding turtle tracks and nests - to see turtles you will need to go on a night patrol), river otter walks etc. You'll then return to camp for lunch, followed by an afternoon activity. These can be some of the above or others such as Dragonfly surveys, Bird surveys, vegetation surveys etc. Or you could just go to the lagoon!! Any decision is going to be full of fun and intrigue!
I would highly recommend this project for anybody who is outgoing, adventurous and enjoys having simply an amazing time.