Girls’ Getaway to Costa Rica

Girl on Flamingo Float

When it comes to friendships, do your best to channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw.  Men might disappoint you, cheat on you or abandon you, but you will always have girlfriends in your corner.  They’re your real soulmates.  If you’ve learned one thing from ex-boyfriends, it’s how important your friendships are.  It doesn’t matter if you travel an hour away or across the world, the most important thing is making time for a getaway with your clique.

Girl on Flamingo Float
"Getting Some Girltime"
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Costa Rica has the perfect girls’ getaways.  How about a spa trip to Arenal with therapeutic volcanic hot springs, chocolate body wraps and a wet bar for a cocktail while you relax?  Or a yoga retreat at Gisele Bunchen’s favorite detox spot of Santa Teresa Beach?  Or just de-stress in the Caribbean beach town of Puerto Viejo, where the laid back vibe and the fresh fruit smoothies are a healthy break from the pressures of your daily life?

When The Cat’s Away, The Mice Will Play

You can learn a lot about your partner with some time and space.  How does your man act when you’re gone?  Does he text you nonstop demanding your attention?

On the other end of the spectrum, it doesn’t feel great when he’s totally unresponsive either.  Can’t get a hold of your boo for even a few minutes?  That lack of effort might be something that requires some attention and reflection.

Your Girls Will Tell It Like It Is

It’s hard to take the advice you’d give to someone else, especially when you’re kind of seeing someone.  You might be prone to make excuses for your potential partner-to-be.  You might rationalize he never calls you before 10:00 pm because he works non-stop, but your girlfriends will tell you he’s not serious.

Everyone Eventually Needs A Shoulder To Cry On

We all have the friend who ghosts as soon as she gets in a relationship.  The club scene understandably loses its appeal when you’re coupled up, but missing every brunch and canceling coffee dates comes at a cost.  Even if your new significant other ends up being your dream man, a life centered around your husband will be a lonely one.  Even the happiest couples need to vent after the honeymoon period.

If you’re lucky, you’ll return home from your trips with a new appreciation for your man.  If you’re not, you might have to make some tough calls and have some serious talks.  Boys aside, travel provides a serious brain break.  Exciting distractions with the people you love lets you breathe.  Girls’ trips revive and rejuvenate.  Memories are made and bonds go deeper.

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