Travel Blogs from Alajuela, Costa Rica

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We are leaving our souls in Costa Rica, Alajuela, Costa Rica travel blog

We are leaving our souls in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hi All, So our taxi is about to arrive to take us to the airport. We went to the Poas Volcano this morning and although there was too much cloud to see the main crater we did see the second crater. We also got a few wonderful pictures including one ...

Backtracking to see Volcan Arenal, Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Backtracking to see Volcan Arenal

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Dean: After speaking to a few other travelers in Santa Elena, we realised that we had missed a key stop in Costa Rica - Volcan Arenal. This is one of the most continually active volcanoes in the Americas and the locals do some great night tours where ...

Wild whitewater!, Rio Toro, Costa Rica travel blog

Wild whitewater!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Booked to go rafting with 'Wave', a company recommended to us on grade 3/4 rapids.  Were taken by our guide, Warner, first to see some huge iguanas on trees by another river.  They were massive and many were orange and strutting their stuff as ...

My first cup of Java, Alajuela, Costa Rica travel blog

My first cup of Java

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... I am to be enjoying the tropical jungle part of my adventure with Carolina?? Since I am actually going to be living in Costa Rica for a few months, having her here to start exploring the good and the bad, has been amazing. We woke up bright ...

Our last day of heat, Alajuela, Costa Rica travel blog

Our last day of heat

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... that there is McDs and Pizza Hut here (although strictly not allowed on our regime) and feels pretty American in many ways.   Costa Rica has been a lot cheaper than we imagined esp accommodation has not been too bad and food can get a good meal for ...

Flying through the Rain Forest, San Lorenzo, Costa Rica travel blog

Flying through the Rain Forest

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... , to the Northern Jacana - a coot with yellow wings and a bright yellow beak plate. Rainy season has arrived in Costa Rica, so the tourist population has diminished considerably. Even so, there were enough visiting groups to keep the cables buzzing ...

Episode 18:  Rafting el Rio Toro (The Bull River), La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Episode 18: Rafting el Rio Toro (The Bull River)

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Paid to Play Epsisode 18:  This will be the place for my photo collection from rafting the Rio Toro near La Fortuna in Costa Rica.  Photos only.  ...

Adios Nicaragua, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Adios Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... Rican immigration process, and another 5 hours of buses, I have finally arrived at Gringo Pete's hostel in La Fortuna, Costa Rica!!!! The main attraction here is Volcan Arenal ... Central Americas most active volcano which has been erupting daily with ...

Lava or not?, Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Lava or not?

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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We booked an extortionate shuttle with Gray Line to get to Fortuna as buses sound a nightmare and prob take a couple of days to get there.  Our pick up was meant to be 6.15. Fortunately they didnt turn up until 6.45 as our passports and money were ...

Gators, Iguanas, Monkeys and More!, Los Chiles, Costa Rica travel blog

Gators, Iguanas, Monkeys and More!

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Cano Negro is a 1025 sq.km wet land refuge that borders Nicaragua. The Rio Frio defines the landscape and is very similar to the Florida Everglades. The River is also considered the premier destination to bird watch. We started our 8 hr adventure at 7am. ...

San Ramon:Hammocks, hot springs and cattle auction, San Ramon, Alajuela, Costa Rica travel blog

San Ramon:Hammocks, hot springs and cattle auction

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... Chale wants to buy 10 cows for his ranch. We meet up with his partner, Pedro, Saray and Alex. Here's where I get my first Costa motorcycle experience...very fun! On to the suesta where I kind of get to help pick out the cows, which was good, but we're ...

Lets walk up the 9500 ft volcano..., Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Lets walk up the 9500 ft volcano...

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Poas Volcano looms over the city of San Jose and is situated to the N/E. Mom and I stayed at an amazing BB/Lodge, just 5 km from the park. We departed first thing and hiked into the park. It was only 5km to the entrance, and another 2 to the crater. ...

La Paz, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

La Paz

A travel blog entry by myjob

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La Paz has over 70 acres of wildlife and forest to explore. The main area offers 3.5km of "gringo trails", including an avery, butterflies, monkeys, humming birds, snakes, orchids frogs, cats and 5 waterfalls: Tempio, Magica Blanca, Encantada, Enscondida ...

Pura Vida, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura Vida

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... already been given to others. Apparently reservations are merely vague guidelines for how rental car agencies should allot their vehicles in Costa Rica. After much haggling, we managed to get the agency to charter a minibus for us to our hotel near ...

Pura vida, Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura vida

A travel blog entry by janpeters

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... yards with hundreds and thousands of containers, waiting to be shipped to the US and Europe with our favourite Chquita product. Overall Costa Rica was a total contrast to the rest of Central America. The country is safe (a democracy for more than 100 ...

Apparently there's a volcano, Arenal, Costa Rica travel blog

Apparently there's a volcano

A travel blog entry by davidandem

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... rivers, running at a temperature range of 27C to 42C flowing through exotic gardens, forming natural waterfalls and river pools. If you are ever in Costa Rica you simply MUST go to this place.  Who wants to see a volcano ...

crossing the boarder  x 2 and other musings, Alajuela, Costa Rica travel blog

crossing the boarder x 2 and other musings

A travel blog entry by mlillie

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Ahhh it feels good to be out of San Jose, but I had an interesting time there for the less than 24 hours I was there. Leaving Boquete was hard for me. I realize the way I really like to travel is to stay in one place and soak it up/ the food, the ...

Volcanic Eruption?, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcanic Eruption?

A travel blog entry by julianstauffer

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... too much force from the waves pushing you away.  The water was chilly and refreshing, especially with the warm/moist air here in Costa Rica.  The 15 minutes of swimming in the water was not enough.  I could have hung out there for few more ...

Hotel Mi Tierra, Alajuela, Costa Rica travel blog

Hotel Mi Tierra

A travel blog entry by beagui

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Nice hotel and friendly ...

Die amerikanische Botschaft in Costa Rica, San Jose - Pavas, Costa Rica travel blog

Die amerikanische Botschaft in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by tripumdiewelt

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Wir sind nun also in Costa Rica und brauchen ganz dringend das Visum für die USA.  Von dem die nette Dame in der Deutschen Botschaft in Guatemala noch gesagt hat, dass wir es sowieso nicht bekommen. Also nicht innerhalb so kurzer Zeit. Sie hat ...

someone has cut off my right hand,,,, Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

someone has cut off my right hand,,,

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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... recommended. Off to Monteverde in the morning, hoping for a bit less rain and a bit cooler as we will be up in the cloud forest. Still haven’t seen any of those colourful tree frogs that costa rica is so famous for, perhaps in the cloud forest. ...

just in bed, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

just in bed

A travel blog entry by riege

This time I got the Montezumas revenge really bad (travellers diarrhoe) and was the whole two days that we were in La Fortuna just in bed. Thanks to my room mates I was provided with the necessary water, electrolytes and crackers. I managed to ...

gotta go to work gotta get a job, San Ramon, Costa Rica travel blog

gotta go to work gotta get a job

A travel blog entry by hannahgregory

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... have one! However, I don't think it's anything my father ever had in mind for me. I'm current working 8-5:30 here in Costa Rica at the uVolunteers main office. I'm the new enrollment officer/ travel advisor / costumer service!  I'm still coming home ...

The first few days, San Ramón, Costa Rica travel blog

The first few days

A travel blog entry by amz8op

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Well, we are here in San Ramón, Costa Rica. We arrived on Tuesday and spent the week working on a house and getting to know the other volunteers, who are all really nice. There are some from the US, England, and Canada. There is also a group from Ohio ...

Grecia - auf dem Weg zum Naturereignis, Grecia, Costa Rica travel blog

Grecia - auf dem Weg zum Naturereignis

A travel blog entry by alezg

... aber doch recht ermuedend war. Danach fuhren wir weiter nach GRECIA, einem kleinen Ort in der Provinz Alajuela, ca. 45 km von San José entfernt. Wir hatten dort am Morgen angerufen und in einem ...

More fun in Arenal, Arenal, Costa Rica travel blog

More fun in Arenal

A travel blog entry by phoedo

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... for just the two of us. That night, we met with Ido´s cousin Yoshy and his wife Miriam, who just happened to be in Costa Rica on their honeymoon as well. Since it was Friday night and they are observerant Jews, they couldn´t go anywhere so we had ...

Verandering! Dag 3., Grecia, Costa Rica travel blog

Verandering! Dag 3.

A travel blog entry by geoff_vh

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... op staat dus echt super chill. Toen kwam Flor naar me toe en zei dat ik naar het andere hotel ging, Dos Palmas Airport in Alajuela. Ik had dus me koffers weer gepakt en zijn we naar de andere stagair gegaan. We hebben bij Dos Palmas me spullen gedropt ...

Horseback riding in the rain!, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Horseback riding in the rain!

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

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We went horseback riding in the rain!! Brrrrr!!! In about an hour, we will be leaving to ...

Wende and Sarah Meet the Volcano, Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Wende and Sarah Meet the Volcano

A travel blog entry by azmarine

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... 't like to pose) before they scamper off into the trees. We come out of the rain forest somehow on private property.  The Costa Rican government doesn´t have enough money to buy all the land around the volcano, so only 25% of it is protected.  ...

Pura Vida! :), La Marina, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura Vida! :)

A travel blog entry by ~cancostachica~

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... :P  Nach dieser tollen Erfahrung waren wir abends in Puerto Viejo, das ist DER Jamaika ähnlichste Ort in Costa Rica ÜBERHAUPT! ÜBERALL Reggaemusik und bekiffte Jamaikaner..... :P Naja ich hab zumindest dort schöne Mitbringsel kaufen können... ...

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