Travel Blogs from Fortuna, 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 ...

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 ...

The rumbling volcano., La Fortuna and Volcano Arenal, Costa Rica travel blog

The rumbling volcano.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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The small town of La Fortuna is the gateway to Lake Arenal as well as Volcano Arenal (1633 meters), one of the most active volcanos in the Western Hemisphere. The place is booming with tourists, most of them here to watch the spectacular lava flow down ...

Wild whitewater!, Rio Toro, Costa Rica travel blog

Wild whitewater!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... shattered but very impressed with the whole day and the organisation.  Would definitely recommend Wave if anyone is going to La Fortuna. Back home sorted out laundry (our last of the trip??) and packed up ready to leave tomorrow.  More cable ...

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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BRIGHT AND EARLY I met Doña Zoraida a few days after Carolina left back to the US. For the last few weeks she's been a great walking buddy through the steep trails of Piedades. Her son was going to San Carlos for a work trip and they invited ...

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

Last chance for lava

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Weather brightened up so booked on tour this afternoon on the way we could see the debris and smoke coming down 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 ...

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.  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lava or not?, Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Lava or not?

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... for sale, tempting. It started to rain which was not a good sign and the Volcano was nowhere to be seen behind the clouds.  Fortuna is a tourist town with not a lot else to see.  Managed to get a cheapo room with cable tv for $15 a night and ...

Volcano Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcano Arenal

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... that's exactly what it was! We decided to leave Saturday morning on the first bus out at 6:15....we arrived in La Fortuna around 11, we were immediately greeted by someone offering accommodation for $6 a night each, with our own bathroom and tour desk ...

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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... we said goodbye to our gracious host 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 ...

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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... and efficiently and cattle farming seems to be a major part of agriculture in this region and throughout Costa Rica. Now I am in La Fortuna which is a very touristy place with tour operators in every corner and hawkers swarming around the bus stations ...

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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... 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 day. We managed to have enough time to take a tour of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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... urban development, and Stephan being involved in the IT field.  These guys gave us some intimate, local info regarding La Fortuna (recommended restaurants and bars), and provided an additional splash of color on our trip.  At first, Freddie and ...

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 ...

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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... back to the hotel, took showers, grabbed dinner, and went to the discoteque, which is supposedly the 2nd largest disco in all of Costa Rica. That was fun for a while but we were so exhausted from the day that our beds sounded pretty appealing. On Sunday, ...

Adrenaline Pack I, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Adrenaline Pack I

A travel blog entry by weltwanderin

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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 ...

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. ...

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