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Useful Spanish Phrases for Your Costa Rica Adventure: Round Two 

Useful Spanish Phrases for Your Costa Rica Adventure: Round Two

August 28, 2013

Did you catch our first roundup of Spanish phrases to use on your Costa Rica Rios adventure? It’s time for your second mini course; practice these one-liners while you’re waiting in line at the airport.

Podría quedarme aquí por siempre. – I could stay here forever. Likely to be uttered with a blissful sigh while lying in a hammock at the Jungle Lodge, or when taking in the view as you mountain bike down Volcan Irazú.

¿Me enseña a bailar? – Will you teach me to dance? During our Week of Adventures tour, you’ll have an evening on the Caribbean coast where you might want to pop into a beachside dance club before resting up for the next day’s surfing and snorkeling. No prior knowledge of merengue or salsa required.

¿Es un tiburón? – Is that a shark? No, no, it’s (probably) not. But if you’re worried, this phrase will help you achieve some peace of mind before/during/after your bodyboarding or surfing expedition.

Tu eres el amor de mi vida. – You are the love of my life. Most likely to be appropriate on your Costa Rica Rios honeymoon, but we don’t doubt that sparks might fly between you and that new person you sat next to on the 16 mile paddle down the Lower Pacuare River.

¡El agua es tan clara! – The water is so clear! Often heard on Day 2 of the Week of Rivers Kayak tour, when adventurers start out on the calm jungle river of Rio Pejibaye. Or Day 3 when you arrive at the Sarapiquí River, known as the “Jewel of Costa Rica.”

¡Amo mi vida! – I love my life! Typically screamed at the top of one’s lungs at Cimarrones, where kayakers meet the steep and technical class IV drop on the Lower Pacuare River. Don’t worry, there are several kilometers of warm-up rapids to work up your nerve before the plunge.

¡Uuuy, que chiva! – Oooh, how cool! Said with amazement on Day 5 of your costa rica adventure vacation, when you’ll zipline through a jungle canopy, rappel down waterfalls, and walk across a hanging bridge.

Jefe, necesito unos días… – Boss, I need a few days… Okay, okay, we’ll let you decide on your own how to tell your boss you want some more time in paradise.

Contact us for help planning your adventure, and nos vemos pronto (we’ll see you soon).

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