In 2017, Daniella Moyles left her modelling and broadcasting career behind to backpack around the globe for two years. This is an extract from Jump, the story of her journey, which is published this month.
With all my options exhausted in Manuel Antonio, I put my car on a ferry in the grubby port town of Punta Arenas to make the short gulf crossing to the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Here I stationed myself in an almost empty hostel, also functioning as a non-profit Spanish school, in the tiny endearing beach town of Montezuma and kept up the same enthusiasm for activities as I had in every stop prior. Montezuma Beach is where the olive ridley turtles come to nest.