Rated the happiest country in the world, while leading the way environmentally with a low carbon footprint, Costa Rica is fast becoming the go-to destination for travellers looking for a good mixture of beach life, wildlife and culture.
I spent a life-changing two weeks here in early 2017, travelling across five areas that incorporated the perfect balance of relaxation and activity.
Getting away from familiar surroundings and a busy workload to experience a new city can help give a bit of perspective on life.
Step in Barcelona. The vibrant Spanish city has been on my bucket list for a while and is the perfect balance of culture, beach and history. In just over two hours, you’ll be hot-footing it in the beautiful town that has an array of galleries, beautiful sites and food to behold.
Here are some of my favourite spots in the city. I’ve even highlighted some healthy food stops if you want to balance out the cava and tapas.