The playlist we created for the 2018 trip included Dura (Daddy Yankee), Echame la Culpa (Fonzi y Lavato), and No Sobran los Domingos (Nova). Music evokes strong emotions which help to form memories (Jancke, 2008). We played these songs often to help build nostalgia for the future. Our tour guide, Porfi, introduced us to the Tico song Playa, Montana, y Sol (Gonin), which we enjoyed quite a bit. Our bus driver, Robert, dedicated Count On Me (Bruno Mars) towards the end of our trip. It was a beautiful gesture and beautiful memory.
Jancke, L. (2008). Music, memory and emotion. Journal of Biology, 7 (6), 21.