All Inclusive Trip to Costa Rica

I was recently invited by The Westin to come stay at their all inclusive resort in Costa Rica and OF COURSE was going to take them up on their offer! We had 3 full days in this beautiful paradise and I’ve been so excited to share it with you guys. If you’re curious about any of my outfits I wore on this trip… check them out here! πŸ™‚

The last time I had been to Costa Rica was when I was 16 and went on a 10 day trip with my family. Unfortunately I don’t have the most incredible memory, but I DID remember how tropical and beautiful it was there… that memory did not let me down.

The moment I arrived at the resort, they treated me with the most incredible service. Everyone was so kind and so welcoming, which helped a lot considering ALL MY FRIENDS MISSED THEIR FLIGHT AND I WAS ALL ALONE lol. I was so so stressed being alone in a different country where they don’t speak english (and I don’t speak Spanish). Thankfully, they greeted me with a delicious drink and escorted me to my room where a tray of different snacks were waiting for me!

Dried plantain, 2 kinds of salsa, some yummy banana dessert and a shot of some kind of liquor… and the trip was off to a great (but lonely) start!

I may have had no friends… but I DID have unlimited pina coladas calling my name. All alone at an all inclusive resort… meh, could be worse. πŸ˜‰

With nothing else to do, I immediately went to the swim up bar to grab a drink. A pina colada was the obvious choice here. I spent the rest of the afternoon in the pool swimming around and enjoying the peace and quiet. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be on a solo vacation. It may have only been a day, but I think I got my fill haha.

Gimme some food and I’m SET. All I need in this world is some good food (and good people… but if that’s not an option, just the food will do).

As I waited for my friends to arrive, I ordered some room service for breakfast! I started my day with a fresh fruit plate and an egg white omelet… right up my alley! The Westin is well known for their health and wellness options and I’ve been on a health kick lately so I really appreciated that.

Each night we tried out a different restaurant they had at the resort; starting with the Italian restaurant. We got tons of appetizers to start but my main dish was a truffle ravioli… wow. I probably could’ve cried over how good that dish was lol.

The next night, Asian Fusion… YES. We definitely ordered one too many plates… or five too many. Everything was fantastic. I really really liked the vegetable curry we got, and the fried ice cream we had for dinner haha!

We also tried the buffet one morning, because DUH, and they had so many amazing (and healthy) options for us! I got another omelet with fresh fruit, as well as a mango smoothie! Just to add on to the incredible service we had there, they brought us drinks in coconuts and a pineapple!!! ALL MY DREAMS COMING TRUE!!!

Ohhhh the spa… one of my favorite parts of the resort for sure. They gave us full access to the spa facilities and guys, it was so beautiful. As soon as you walk through those double doors, instant relaxation.

A few hours went by in a blink of an eye and the sun was almost completely down. We managed to catch the end of it and RAN to the beach, where it was completely empty.

Even though it was a short trip, I had such an incredible time with some incredible people. I’m forever thankful for these opportunities and for everyone that made it possible… thank you β™₯ A big shoutout of course toΒ The WestinΒ for having us and making us feel so welcome at your resort. Seriously, I cannot recommend this hotel enough if you’re visiting Costa Rica. The food, the location, the activities… A++ experience!!

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44 Comments

  1. Emily
    July 6, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    Ilysm! This is super cool!!

  2. Isabel
    July 6, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    I agree! It would be cool to try a solo vacation but I like being with people too much. The spa you guys went to looked amazing and all of the food looked so good (especially the tropical fruit)! Also you can’t go wrong with unlimited free drinks. My family and I go on a vacation somewhere tropical every year and I always look forward to drinking many pina coladas by the pool. Love you!

    • Tara
      July 6, 2017 / 12:23 pm

      hahah yeah i like being with people too much as well, so i was glad it was only for a day πŸ˜› and right?!?! pina coladas are just NECESSARY for a tropical vacation ahahah πŸ™‚ love ya & thanks for reading the blog!!

  3. Kelcie
    July 6, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    I love this so much. Your blog is truly amazing.

    • Tara
      July 6, 2017 / 12:23 pm

      AWWW YAY I’m so glad you like it!! πŸ™‚

  4. Michaela M
    July 6, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    I love how grateful and thankful you always are for everything! You always seem to appreciate the little things and it’s so great! You definitely deserved a trip like this β—‘Μˆβƒ

    • Tara
      July 6, 2017 / 12:22 pm

      that means so much to me, thank you for saying that! πŸ™‚

  5. Lauren
    July 6, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    I love your blog Tara! Just wondering if you are visiting Toronto any time soon? πŸ’ž

    • Tara
      July 6, 2017 / 12:45 pm

      i was just there a couple months ago!! probably won’t be back for awhile!

  6. Ashley
    July 6, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    Everything looks so beautiful!!! Love the blog because I feel like you are actually talking to us!!! Love you so much tara❀❀❀

  7. July 6, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    Definitely want to stay at the westin! It looks so beautiful in addition to being such a beautiful place!

    • Tara
      July 6, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      yeah the resort was seriously stunning! and everyone was SO nice!!

  8. Nicole
    July 6, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    That sounds like a fun (and delicious) way to vacation in Costa Rica! I definitely want to travel there some day. Also, I really like the quote boxes you’ve started to add in to your blog posts lately. (:

    • Tara
      July 6, 2017 / 3:26 pm

      ahaha oh so delicious!!!! and thank you!! I’ve been trying out different features and I’m glad you’ve noticed (and liked) hahah! πŸ™‚

  9. Estelle
    July 6, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    i’m in love with this blog post, it has to be my favourite so far! costa rica looked amazing, and i’m so glad that you had a good time. you definitely deserved it! πŸ’›πŸ’›

    • Tara
      July 6, 2017 / 3:26 pm

      AHHH thank you!!!! πŸ™‚

  10. Clarisa
    July 6, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    Wow costa rica looks amazing! The pictures you took are super cool! I just love your blog post , you have done an amazing job with themπŸ’œ

  11. July 6, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    It’s so hilarious how when I read your blog posts I read them in your voice! It looked like such a nice trip & the pictures came out great! I always enjoy your vacation vlogs SO MUCH. Cant wait until you can vlog a vacation with Taylor! Love you Tara!

    • Tara
      July 6, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      ahaha i love that you can read them in my voice!!! thats incredible πŸ˜› thanks so much for your kind words!! love you!!

  12. July 6, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    Costa Rica sounds super exciting! All these pictures are super gorgeous! Are you traveling any where else soon?

    • Tara
      July 6, 2017 / 3:27 pm

      i think ill be in hawaii sooooonn!! πŸ™‚

  13. July 6, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    The spa looks AMAZING!!!!

    • Tara
      July 6, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      omg it WAS!!!!

  14. Imogen
    July 6, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    come to sydney, australia, you would love it

    • Tara
      July 6, 2017 / 7:32 pm

      I WOULD LOVE TO!!!

  15. Brooke
    July 6, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    I think its a cool idea to go on a vacation by myself but like you aaid i like having people around a lot i feel like it goimg with my friends would make the memories better πŸ“Έ Also think of all the poloroids and pictures 😍😍😍. Love you tara !!!

  16. Sydnee
    July 6, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    Really loving your blog posts Tara! I would love to visit Costa Rica one day! πŸ™‚

  17. Shannon
    July 6, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    i gotta go to costa rica now! love ya tara! πŸ™‚

    • Tara
      July 6, 2017 / 7:32 pm

      ahaha right!? I’m so ready to go back already πŸ˜›

  18. Anastasija
    July 6, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    I was hoping you would try a cocktail called “Sex on the beatch”, because it’s my fav. It’s so tropical, a love it! But I have to try pina coladaa. I LOVE YOUR BLOG, AND YOUR VLOG AND YT CHANNEL! SOOOOO MUCH! AND LOVE YOU OFC❀

  19. brooke
    July 7, 2017 / 12:25 am

    Have you been to Montreal? it is not that far from Toronto ☺️ Its not quite as gorgeous as costa rica but it is still quite cool 😎

    • Tara
      July 10, 2017 / 6:55 am

      Yes Ive been like a million times actually ahaha a lot of my family is from Montreal!

  20. Jayden
    July 7, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    Costa Rica sounds like so much fun!! I’m glad you had a great time! Some place you might enjoy would be coming to Kelowna, British Columbia! It’s so beautiful!

  21. Taylah Lawson
    July 7, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    I love your blog! You seem to really enjoy writing it and you are so passionate about it! Very inspirational ❀️ You should come visit Australia, there are some very beautiful places here like the Great Barrier Reef. Love you x

  22. July 9, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    Now I know where to go for my next vacation!! I need one so bad!
    Your blog is so great! πŸ™ŒπŸ»

    Lorena.
    http://www.lo-89.com

  23. Michael
    July 10, 2017 / 1:13 am

    im a 17 year old guy ive been watching your videos for over a year I’m like your biggest fan you just seem so genuine and happy watching your videos is the best part of my day

  24. Missy
    July 11, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    Ahhh! I absolutley loveee this blog post! I can’t wait for more posts to come!

  25. Carolina
    July 13, 2017 / 10:25 am

    Your blog is so nice that it does not seem like you just started. Such a beautiful blog and great content!

  26. Taylor
    July 13, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    Costa Rica is on my bucket list!!

  27. Paula HernΓ‘ndez
    July 15, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    I’m sad I didn’t know you were here:( I live in Costa Rica and I’d love to meet you while you were here

  28. tina
    July 16, 2017 / 2:23 am

    Those Costa Rica pictures are everything! Really great ones. Hope you will come visit Croatia (great pictures opportunity, trust me) πŸ˜‰

  29. Mabel Espinal
    July 25, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    OMGAA IM LOVING THESE BLOGS!!!!! WHAT CAMERA DID YOU USE FOR ALL THESE AMAZING PICTURES!!!!

  30. July 28, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    This post makes me want to travel more, but you know gotta wait a few more years. Costa Rica looks like so much fun, it’s never really been on the list of places I want to visit but it is now! Awesome post,loved it Tara πŸ™‚

  31. Jessica
    August 3, 2017 / 8:30 am

    This place looks amazing! Love the post

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