Me and three friends headed to Costa Rica for our high school graduation trip. It was three weeks of surfing, trying new food, and exploring an entirely different culture. We rented a car and drove from San Jose to the Colombian boarder, and then clear over to the Caribbean. *All pictures were taken on a Kodak disposable camera.

DO: If you are short on time and want to see a lot of the country you should definitely rent a car. We rented a little SUV that was perfect for the dirt roads and looking for surf-breaks that were off the beaten path.

SLEEP: Take a few nights to sleep in a tent under the stars. We camped just south of Puerto Limon right where the beach met the rainforest. We saw fireflies, lemurs, iguanas, and sloths.