Mushrooms and Mist in San José del Pacífico

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13 Responses

  1. Your writing style is great for describing the mushroom experience. Re: the disgust and the nausea, they mix the mushrooms with Fanta in Bali so you don’t actually have to taste it.

    • Lunaguava says:

      Thank you, you’re very kind. Mushrooms + Fanta sounds hilarious! Since we were trying to grasp a bit of the original native experience, we went all natural :)

  2. Luis Frost says:

    Beautiful, thanks for writing this. I just went there to visit, I’m definitely staying longer and trying the mushrooms next time.

    • FW North says:

      Thanks a lot, Luis! Very cool that you visited. We would also like to return to the mist one day :) Good luck and safe travels!

  3. jason says:

    Nice read, please…what camera do you use? Thanks :)

    • FW North says:

      Thanks Jason. I use an old Olympus EP1. In this case, I’ve added a few filters to the photos, to approach the trippy vibe of the place…

  4. Andrew says:

    Hey there! Well written! I always enjoy reading people’s trip reports. I have a question: I am a frequent tripper, but I commonly get a lot of anxiety when I take shrooms. What do you do to help battle this? Is this something you don’t experience? I feel like if the shrooms get too intense, I just lose myself in my thoughts, and find everything to be uncomfortable. I enjoy the visuals but find my thoughts some times ruin my trips.

    Other than my anxiety trips, I love mushrooms, and have had a lot of great experiences on them. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!


    • FW North says:

      Hi Andrew! I was also anxious about taking the mushrooms. In my case, a peaceful setting and having someone I trust by my side helped to make it a great experience. We’ve heard that there are even “guides” whenever doing communal mushrooms who help with the whole process. On a last note, and although I enjoyed the mushrooms, I wouldn’t make it a habit. It’s powerful stuff for your brain, so moderation is key. Good luck!

  5. jorge says:

    Your story brought memories to the time I visited San Jose back in the mid 90′s. Back then, I made the trip to see my brother who was living in San Jose with plans of building cabins for travelers like your self. I made the trip in April so I didn’t get a chance to have an encounter with the hongos but a very old gentleman told me a fascinating story about some british chaps that came looking for some hongos in the mid 60′s…. Excellent article mate!

    • FW North says:

      Hola Jorge! Thanks a lot, much appreciated. You were there in the 90′s? Wow, I’m very jealous :) The mist and the mountains seem to be conducive to fascinating stories, right? Good luck!

  6. Lori says:

    Going there in July : where do you recommend I stay at? Thank you!

    • FW North says:

      Hi Lori! Well, we’d recommend La Puesta del Sol :) As you may have gathered from the post, a lot of our time in San José del Pacífico was made more enjoyable by our stay there. Good luck!

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