Travel Blogs from Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

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Volcan Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcan Arenal

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... here than patchwork together other busses to make it to Managua. We hear the border crossing is awful.... It seems like, in Costa Rica, they lure you in with relatively cheap lodgings and sometimes cheap food, then expect that you will be willing to ...

The Clearing of Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

The Clearing of Arenal

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... and I went for a walk in the pretty mountainside town. Afterward, we headed back on the road towards the Arenal Volcano.  THE CLEARING OF ARENAL When we first approached the volcano, it was mostly covered in fog, ...

Last chance for lava, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Last chance for lava

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... the side of the top of the volcano.  First off we did a shortish hike up to a mirador to see the volcano and Lake Arenal.     This was through a bit of jungle but sadly we didn´t see too much wildlife just lots of plants ...

Miy Ticos, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Miy Ticos

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... town called Canas in Northern Costa Rica. The change in lifestyle is apparent when crossing the border, Nicaragua very poor and Costa Rica, almost a first world country. The buildings on the Costa Rica side were brick and air conditioned rather than ...

Volcano's and Natural Hot Springs!, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcano's and Natural Hot Springs!

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Arenal was another dormant volcano, until 1968. A huge explosion triggered 4 rupture points and resulted in disaster. As a result, Arenal has little vegetation (unlike her sister Cerro Chato). We began our hike at the rangers station, the trail was only ...

Volcano Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcano Arenal

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... walk around town and then headed back for a two hour nap...at 3 we loaded into a mini bus and went on a jungle hike and volcano tour...we fully experienced the rainforest, We were the only ones on the hike that didn't' have rain coats or ponchos so we got ...

11 Hot Spring Pools with a Bitchin´ Water Slide, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

11 Hot Spring Pools with a Bitchin´ Water Slide

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... Sniff) for the lovely lush gardens of Costa Rica. We took a chicken bus to the next biggest town where we then bought a ticket for Costa Rica.  We arrived about 12ish and bought a ticked for the 2pm bus (Tica Bus).  So we sit and wait around ...

Waterfalls and animals, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Waterfalls and animals

A travel blog entry by myjob

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... habitat. We spotted a 3 toed sloth, coati, poison dart frogs and tonnes of butterflies. In addition, the center has a section dedicated to the indigenous people of Costa Rica. You will need to speak Spanish, or pay extra for an English speaking ...

Arenal volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Arenal volcano

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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We are on our way to our last stop on this trip: the Arenal Volcano. It´s active and if we are lucky we ll see some nice lava ...

La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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... at the Quetzal Inn and took the bus-boat-bus ride from Monteverde to La Fortuna, a touristy town known for Costa Rica´s most active volcano, Arenal. We had a relatively clear day to cross Laguna de Arenal which gave us a spectacular view of Arenal as we ...

Guestbook posting, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Guestbook posting

A travel blog entry by dinaboo

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Hey girls and boys! We would love to hear from you on the guestbook associated with our travelblog! It appears all that is necessary to post, which is apparently more efficient than forwarding messages through email, is registering a free accoun with ...

Final thoughts about Nicaragua, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Final thoughts about Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... , a fiery blood orange color.....the show went on for about 30 minutes. My last glorious sunset in Nicargua. We crossed in Costa Rica on Tuesday morning and noticed right away the big difference. It was clean with no trash lying in the streets and ...

machu picchu and the amazon, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

machu picchu and the amazon

A travel blog entry by evabong

no longer in peru, i am in the little town of la fortuna, costa rica!... and finally with some downtime and internet connection i can do a little update!... seriously, it is so hard to believe that three weeks has already gone by and that this coming week ...

Volcano Fail, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcano Fail

A travel blog entry by georgiemoule

... raining really hard, so we stayed inside for about an hour, and had chocolate brownies which were amazing. There isn't much chocolate in Costa Rica, so it was a treat! We went to the hot springs in the evening, which was really nice and we could bring ...

Volcano? What volcano?, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcano? What volcano?

A travel blog entry by davelauren

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La Fortuna is famous for its close proximity to Volcano Arenal an active Volcano that reportedly spews lava (although this has not happened for around 10 months). It wad a quick trip to La Fortuna arriving at around 1pm and leaving at 6am the following ...

The Story of Team Money, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

The Story of Team Money

A travel blog entry by travel.junkie

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It's great to have nicole with us. Suzi, Nicole and I have been friends for a long time, part of a group called Team Money (hence the tag line for this part of the blog). The name isn't what you think. We all went to the same Youth Group. YG is like ...

Packed to the Brim Adventure Day - The Morning, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Packed to the Brim Adventure Day - The Morning

A travel blog entry by excitethesoul

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... sink" adventure option which included kayaking and white water rafting in the morning, zip-lining in the afternoon, a hike to the volcano in the early evening, and a visit to the hot springs at night.  Sounds good right?  Well, reason ...

Day 8: La Fortuna and rafting on Rio Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 8: La Fortuna and rafting on Rio Arenal

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... and we got soaked a few times by downpours. But the saying "if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes" applies nicely to Costa Rica, so we mainly just ducked for cover when the rain started to come down. After a light lunch, the four of us ...

Volcán Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcán Arenal

A travel blog entry by amz8op

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... from the waterfall, we grabbed some lunch and left for our tour. We were driven to the back entrance of the Volcán Arenal National Park, where our guide (also the owner of our hotel) took us through the trails and around the volcano. We started off ...

La Fortuna Waterfall and Tropical Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

La Fortuna Waterfall and Tropical Cloud Forest

A travel blog entry by pavel.jares

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Dneska jsme vyrazili na trek k vodopadum La Fortuna. Vstali jsme v sest rano, abychom se tam dostali jako prvni. ;) Tady vstavam jeste driv rano nez, kdyz chodim v Cechach do prace, ale vubec mi to nevadi. Je to kvuli tomu, ze kazdy den objevujeme neco ...

All bruised and banged up, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

All bruised and banged up

A travel blog entry by reece_k

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... hanging upside down on the rope swing and doing triple front flips of it like its nothing. The major attraction in La Fortuna is Arenal Volcano, there is a bunch of different companies that run tours to view the lava for about $20 or so. It just so ...

Day dos. Possibly the best day of my life, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Day dos. Possibly the best day of my life

A travel blog entry by giedre-sha

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... guides serve us some nice (and very strong) cocktails in their office before we move on to natural hot springs of Arenal volcano. Total relaxation as we float in warm waters in stunning surroundings and enjoy music, drinks and company of our fellow ...

The Return Route - Vulcan Arenal, Costa Rica, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

The Return Route - Vulcan Arenal, Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by jessandmalin

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... all had their hands in the air like it was the Costa Rican Cinco de Mayo!   Ok, next stop: Vulcan Arenal in Costa Rica, a super active volcano and hot springs that we had passed up on the way down, but once we got some intelligence that the roads ...

Pills thrills and bellyaches, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Pills thrills and bellyaches

A travel blog entry by littlesthobo

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... hiked around the base of the volcano until we came to a good spot to spy on it just as the sun was setting. Apparently the volcano erupts 80 times a day, and we could hear it belching and rumbling every few minutes. Then, once it ws dark, red hot rocks ...

La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano

A travel blog entry by limehybrid

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Volcan Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcan Arenal

A travel blog entry by incrediblelife

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... the beds are the best yet as far as I am concerned.  Plus, we get to lie in bed and look straight up at the volcano. Not bad if you ask me!  Thanks for the great recommendation you guys!   Today we hit the Baldi Termae which is one of ...

Good-Bye and Hello, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Good-Bye and Hello

A travel blog entry by moppet77

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... cream, we said our final good-byes, and Lauren, Kalpa and I headed to the bus station to begin our trek to the Arenal volcano.   Caitlyn had already gone to Arenal, and had suggested that we stay at the hostel, which was supposed to be ...

La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by domkop

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... rocks! Now that I´ve left San Jose behind, I travelled north to La Foruna to see the worlds second most active volcano - Arenal. The bus trip was pretty uneventful, except for helping some travellers when their bags were being stolen. I arrived at La ...

Rain, Rain and more Rain .... and more rain, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Rain, Rain and more Rain .... and more rain

A travel blog entry by candcsmith

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... . Once again we boarded a shuttle bus and head off for La Fortuna, a town at the base of the large active Arenal Volcano. Our hotel, Orulma, was a pleasant, clean one right in the heart of the town with a great view of the volcano. ...

Vulkaner, hester og canope, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Vulkaner, hester og canope

A travel blog entry by team0506

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... Her laerte vi om naturmedisin og kakaoboenner, og vi trodde ikke vi kunne bli mer imponerte naar vi ble foert inn i sommerfuglhagen. Costa Rica er kjent for sommerfugler(visstnok), og i foelge lonely planet, kan de stoerste ha et vingespenn paa over 20 ...

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