Travel Blogs from Cabuya, Costa Rica

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Rainsong Week 2, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Rainsong Week 2

A travel blog entry by tomtranter

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This is a video taken by yours truly sitting in a stream just outside our back garden. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCoE-yMPKCE I sat there for about 30 minutes watching a troop of about 10 howler monkeys (including 2 males) climb and howl above me. ...

Cabo Blanco, Cabo Blanco, Costa Rica travel blog

Cabo Blanco

A travel blog entry by diene

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... !!!Direkt am Strand unter Palmel ein grosses Lagerfeuer, etwa 70 tanzende Menschen und grooossartiges Soundsystem.Genauso stelle ich mir eine traditionelle Costa Ricische Raggae-Beach-Party vor: Mit Gentleman und Seeed!!!(ja ...

Look...another beach., Malpais, Costa Rica travel blog

Look...another beach.

A travel blog entry by polvo10

I havenīt had a beer yet, so I canīt possibly comment on this ...

Rainsong Week 1, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Rainsong Week 1

A travel blog entry by tomtranter

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Tropical storms suck! Luckily we bought some Havana Club rum back from Cuba with us and managed to throw Katy a decent birthday party with the Rainsong volunteers anyway. The sanctuary isnīt quite what we expected and is a little disorganised and ...

Cabo Blanco, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Cabo Blanco

A travel blog entry by ricf964

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Today we headed to Cabo Blanco.  The Cabo Blanco nature reserve was the first national park established in Costa Rica.  A Swedish/Danish couple bought up some farm land and persuaded others to donate land and basically allowed it to return to ...

Monkeys Poop on Us, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Monkeys Poop on Us

A travel blog entry by heathercharles

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We're in Cabuya, Costa Rica, a very remote town on the Nicoya Peninsula. We’re volunteering 4 hours a day at a wildlife sanctuary. Of course, we have no wildlife experience, but it doesn’t seem to matter. Here is what a typical day is ...

Ohhh Feliz, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Ohhh Feliz

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy

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We went down to Mary's at 8am and got the basics on feeding the animals and then Pipo stopped by the farm calling for Piggy, a collared peccary who now runs wild and comes back to the farm to be fed. Pipo and Piggy are the best of friends haha. Piggy ...

Rainsong 2: Electrocutions, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Rainsong 2: Electrocutions

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy

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... be in shock, although they are doing a bit better. Animal electrocutions are serious and can be extremely fatal. In just 5 years, Costa Rica has lost just under 50% of its monkey population due to electrocutions! The government is simply not willing to ...

Montezuma, Puntarenas, Costa Rica travel blog

Montezuma

A travel blog entry by evaenkoen

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's Ochtendsvroeg vertrokken we vanuit La Fortuna op een lange reis naar Montezuma. Drie bussen en een ferry later kwamen we aan op de Nicoya Peninsula. Montezuma is gelegen aan de Pacifische kust, hier is het volgens de statistieken ongelooflijk slecht ...

Feliz strikes again!, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Feliz strikes again!

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy

When we first came in today, we heard Mary sobbing. We cautiously walked in wondering which animal died but realized it was all due to a sad cat harrassment video. Today was a long day of work at Rainsong since the university changed their date of ...

On our way to Cabuya, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

On our way to Cabuya

A travel blog entry by paulandan

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After a few days relaxing in Jaco with Scott and Junko we headed back to San Jose once again to get a few necessities before we head to the Nicoya Peninsula. We leave today, on what should be an all day adventure to get to the animal sanctuary. If all ...

If you like Pina Coladas, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

If you like Pina Coladas

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy

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Happy Halloween!!! Today is our last day of volunteering at Rainsong. We performed the usual animal care and feeding along with excess duties such as washing and cleaning the lower sanctuary fridges. We went back to the lodgehouse after a fast day of ...

the sardine family, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

the sardine family

A travel blog entry by bstamfam

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... out to the island of the dead is what it's called because there is a cemetery there kinda scary. well I'm doing fine in Costa Rica it's weird when you come out of freezing cold weather and coming into wonderful warm weather, sorry for all you who are ...

Mary's Falls, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Mary's Falls

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy

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We got a new gas tank after regular animal feeding and then helped Mike with double wiring Lola's cage. Of course it started to rain in the afternoon after a promising sunny morning. Tica, Mary's dog, followed us up to the lodgehouse to stay with us. It ...

Dalma, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Dalma

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy

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... a big fan. A french couple came for information about the place so that they could advertise information about what there is to see in Cabuya. Mary blew up at them so I took over and tried to get answers and give them. Mary rushed in a stray puppy ...

Letters Home Costa Rica  2014, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Letters Home Costa Rica 2014

A travel blog entry by crashvic37

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Letters Home – Costa Rica – 2014 Cabuya & Montezuma And so here it is, another 50 weeks later, back in this paradise of hot temperatures, clear blue skies, an extreme UV index, the sounds of the ocean crashing endlessly on the surf, ...

Day 12- Settling into the

Day 12- Settling into the "Real" Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by millhousers

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... a little too exciting, so we were forced to vacate eventually.  Funny to recall how Ivy was scared of the ocean on our first days in Costa Rica, but now she marches to the end of our yard and points to it to let us know she wants to go for a swim. ...

Settling in a the Hotel Celaje, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Settling in a the Hotel Celaje

A travel blog entry by bstamfam

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... trucks and the smoothie stands and some of the markets are close and the bike rides and I cant wait to go horse back riding and I like everything about Costa Rica  you can drink water everywhere except the ocean. Costa Rica is GREAT!!! adios hannah ...

Nope, the World Lives!, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Nope, the World Lives!

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy

Oh look. The world is still in tact. Some scholars THOSE were. Taught Fenna more on the animal feeding and rules of Rainsong. We met Mary's new biologist, Nelson. I then got to edit and upload nearly all trip pictures so far and put them up for people. ...

Rainsong 4: Last day!, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Rainsong 4: Last day!

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy

Today is my last day here at Rainsong. I'm feeling a bit saddened in leaving these animals in the midst of having watched them grow, heal, and develop. However, I'm extremely excited to go home and spend time with my family and friends! The past week has ...

Mal Pain-Santa Teresa, Mal Pais-Santa Teresa, Costa Rica travel blog

Mal Pain-Santa Teresa

A travel blog entry by shanejaime

This is it! Our very last week in Costa Rica and we decided to spend our last days just like we started... on the beach. We spent the last morning in Monteverde drinking up the best coffee ever! Monteverde has lots of coffee plantations all over and is ...

End of the World?, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

End of the World?

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy

... coladas with for our Send-Off party. She has planned this nice dinner get together for Mike and I the night before we leave Cabuya. We think she's more excited about those pina coladas than anyone! We were given pasta for dinner that night, a ...

The Gecko Incident, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

The Gecko Incident

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy

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I've been waking up earlier and earlier the past few days due to discomfort and not being able to sleep well. The tent is a saviour in terms of bug prevention but we only have one sleeping pad that we both try to fit on. I made a sandwich at 5:30am for ...

My new competition and some wonderful new Stains, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

My new competition and some wonderful new Stains

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy

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Pocohontas kept us up ALL. FREAKIN. NIGHT. with her bleeting!!! Mike must have stomped down those stairs 3 different times in a yelling rampage. I swear it sounded like she was calling out "Miiiiiike. MIIIIIIIKE." Ever since he showed dominance over ...

Cabuya, Puntarenas, Costa Rica travel blog

Cabuya

A travel blog entry by winkitinki

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Vandaag gaan we naar een dorpje 30 km verderop. Daar is de grootste boom van Costa Rica te vinden. We komen weer langs cobano en montezuma en rijden dus op een onverharde weg. En na de regenval van afgelopen nacht moeten we niet alleen gaten omzeilen ...

Costa Rica- sharing home with ants, bats, monkeys, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica- sharing home with ants, bats, monkeys

A travel blog entry by lavelle

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... Germany we were yelled at for transgressing a rule; in Italy witnessed the shouting match between the cashier and the customers; in Costa Rica finding stores well stocked but given ninety percent over to necessities. In these stores you will not find any ...

Hitching in the rain, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Hitching in the rain

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy

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... in his enclosure right off the bat and thought that was the greatest thing. I'm steering clear of that monkey still (Read my Costa Rica/Rainsong blog on here for more details about my internship here last summer). We were given fruits and veggies and a ...

Finding our piece of paradise, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Finding our piece of paradise

A travel blog entry by dooventures

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... (I'm dreaming of a bungalow on the beach, Mom) and Casa Las Rocas won! We drove out the dirt road south of Montezuma towards Cabuya. The house is about 1.5 miles out of town and the ride along the beachfront is awesome. Lots of iguanas, howler monkeys and ...

Rainsong 5: Tarzan and Bullet Ants, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Rainsong 5: Tarzan and Bullet Ants

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy

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... I explained it all to Mary once I felt I could talk, and she let me go back to the house. I googled large ants in Costa Rica and the symptoms and discovered it was a bullet ant!!!!!!!!!! Which according to google, is the worlds most painful insect to get ...

Rainsong 3: RIP's, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Rainsong 3: RIP's

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy

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... about any sightings of electrocutions. The group is also for anybody who wants to prevent these horrid electrocutions and bring back Costa Rica's famous draw toward Ecotourism. It is my biggest challenge and hope while here for my internship, that we can ...

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