Is a solo vacation right for you?
While traveling with family, friends or your significant other can be fun and exciting, solo travel has its own appeal. Instead of focusing on your travel companion, you are more open and aware of your surroundings in your new environment. This can lead to situations and conversations you never thought you’d find yourself in.
The town of Santa Teresa on the Peninsula of Nicoya in Costa Rica has developed from a sleepy fishing town into an eclectic mix of surfers and yogis, locals and expats from all around the world. The varied and delicious dining options using organic local ingredients have made it one of the most interesting gastronomic destinations in the country. This, along with pristine beaches, amazing sunsets and surrounding areas to explore, make it a perfect destination for a solo traveler.
Pranamar offers daily yoga classes, as well as retreats. You can combine several yoga lessons a day with meditation, healthful meals and antioxidant rich smoothies. A combination of surf and yoga is also a popular option. You can be relaxed on a hammock by the ocean, or at the spa having a massage.
If you are a thrill junkie, take an ATV through mountains, streams and beaches. Zip line through the tropical forest with views of the lush vegetation below. Explore the nearby Cabo Blanco National Park, hike through its trails observing exotic birds, monkeys, coatis, deer and other species until you reach the secluded pristine beach.
Consider Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat in Santa Teresa for a holiday where you can be introspective and focus on your health and wellness, or mingle and meet new friends while sipping a cocktail at Luc’s Seafood Grill. Explore waterfalls and beaches on horseback or ATVs, or imagine yourself a restaurant critic and treat yourself to new dining options every day. Any way you do it, it’ll be the most amazing solo travel experience you’ve had.
Article by Katie Widdowson