Travel Blogs from Los Chiles, Costa Rica

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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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... the premier destination to bird watch. We started our 8 hr adventure at 7am. It took us 2 hrs to reach the town of Los Chilies and a little longer to reach our boat. Id recommend Canoa Adventurea. Its the only tour company (at the moment) that takes you ...

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... ...

Fantastic wildlife spotting, Los Chiles, Costa Rica travel blog

Fantastic wildlife spotting

A travel blog entry by nancydeb

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... a restaurant for a yummy meal of chicken, rice and beans with watermelon juice and pineapple for dessert (pineapples and bananas are Costa Rica's main exports and we saw pineapple fields. Over lunch we saw more birds: the pretty blue and gray tanager ...

Green and serene, Los Chiles, Costa Rica travel blog

Green and serene

A travel blog entry by sainty1

... as a leisure cruise, and then get off at the other end to have your passport stamped. Piece of cake. Loved it. Welcome to Costa Rica. This was going to be a different kind of latin america. They are quite well off so food and accommodation is expensive ...

Exploring the Rio Frio, Los Chiles, Costa Rica travel blog

Exploring the Rio Frio

A travel blog entry by bob_and_lana

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... all to bring copies of our passports. During our drive Rafael provided a thumbnail sketch of the tension that exists between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The situation was brought to a crisis stage two years ago when the Nicaraguan government seized a ...

Day 5: Tortuguero to Rara Avis, Rara Avis, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 5: Tortuguero to Rara Avis

A travel blog entry by segacs

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Today was going to be a tough day, we were warned. Julie wasn't kidding. It was tough but definitely unforgettable. The day started extremely early, as we boarded another boat to take us along the river from Tortuguero to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui. ...

La Virgen to La Fortuna- Majestic Volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

La Virgen to La Fortuna- Majestic Volcano

A travel blog entry by cmedancing

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After the water white rafting fiasco (lol) we drove on to La Virgen.  La Virgen was more of a stopping off point, on the way to La Fortuna and the volcano, then an actual destination.  I guess it once was a thriving community, albeit small, that ...

Los Chiles, Los Chiles, Costa Rica travel blog

Los Chiles

A travel blog entry by ccchrissie

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... countryside throughout was really pretty, especially around Lake Arenal & la F. From San C mainly sugar & fruit plantations. Los Chiles gets bad press, especially in Rough Guide, but quite a pleasant small town, except for the pricey hotels. ...

Arenal - volcano, Arenal, Costa Rica, Costa Rica travel blog

Arenal - volcano

A travel blog entry by arthur~trillian

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Day 6: Rara Avis, Rara Avis, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 6: Rara Avis

A travel blog entry by segacs

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We awoke early to the sounds of some birds that I couldn't identify but I could certainly hear. Though it had rained in the night, by morning the skies were clear. Incredibly - considering it rains over 300 days a year there - it was a brilliant, ...

Los Chiles, Los Chiles, Costa Rica travel blog

Los Chiles

A travel blog entry by veromarcos

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Ooops...it looks like we are moving into "low technology" zones again. We have arrived at Los Chiles which is a small town on the frontier with Nicaragua. We have not been able to upload the photographs yet. There is hardly anything here (apart from - ...

Happy to be stranded in a border town for once., Los Chiles, Costa Rica travel blog

Happy to be stranded in a border town for once.

A travel blog entry by sammygrim

... coconut milk, kindly donated by a guy up a tree with a machete. We chatted to Jenny and Maribel, two Nicaraguan girls working in Costa Rica. They'd come up to the border to get Jenny's dad out of jail. He'd come over to visit his daughter and see his ...

Volcan Arenal, a sweet waterfall, and La Fortuna, Volcan Arenal, a sweet waterfall, and La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcan Arenal, a sweet waterfall, and La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by chuckonearth

... the trip, there are only 5 of us dudes (yes, thats a 6 to 1 ratio, fellas quit your job and come learn spanish in Costa Rica).  Brett, Craig and I had a sweet room to ourselves.  We invited people to come over for a few beers before heading out ...

Allemaal beestjes...., Los Chiles, Costa Rica travel blog

Allemaal beestjes....

A travel blog entry by micheleen

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... stond de wekker vroeg om snel te ontbijten en vervolgens werden we opgepikt voor een tocht naar Los Chiles. Hij vertelde onderweg allerlei dingen over Costa Rica....we passeerden de enorme ananas plantages.....en zagen enorm veel fruit. Na een kleine 2 ...

River boat trip, Los Chiles, Costa Rica travel blog

River boat trip

A travel blog entry by beattie_family

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... the river and on the ground, grown large and lazy from the food put out for them. Another half hour brought us to Los Chiles and the Rio Frio where there were small ferry boats to Nicaragua and tourist boats heading towards the Cano Negro reseve. Because ...

Costa Rica by Judith, Los Chiles, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica by Judith

A travel blog entry by weemcd

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We knew we had arrived on another planet when the first thing we saw as we stepped off the boat at Los Chiles in Costa Rica was a large billboard that advised 'Think about the Future'. Planning ahead is not apparent in other Latin American countries we ...

laidback border crossing, Los Chiles, Costa Rica travel blog

laidback border crossing

A travel blog entry by surfari

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After a 5am start on the buses, aka london tube at rush hour at 45 degC, we arrived at Los Chiles at 1ish. It was a small sleepy town consisting of very little and a small office, where you can stroll in at your leisure and get your passport exit ...

Arrived in Liberia and traveled up to Los Chiles!, Los Chiles, Costa Rica travel blog

Arrived in Liberia and traveled up to Los Chiles!

A travel blog entry by stlblew

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... German backpackers who, after traveling for 3 weeks by bus, had rented the car for a few days to travel around Arenal in northern Costa Rica. I told them our predicament and they not only agreed to give us a ride to Los Chiles but they also decided to ...

Hot Springs - Scene 1, Take 2, Aguas Zarcas, Costa Rica travel blog

Hot Springs - Scene 1, Take 2

A travel blog entry by travelmouse_32

After consuming a massive breakfast at our little San Jose Hotel's buffet we set off on another adventure, this time inland. A couple of ex-pats from Germany and the U.S. bought this plot of land 3 years ago that was covered with naturally occurring hot ...

Wetlands of Cano Negro, Los Chiles, Costa Rica travel blog

Wetlands of Cano Negro

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... " sign. I am surprised there are NO border patrols. Our guide explained to us that the Nicaraguan immigrants are moving into Costa Rica in large numbers to seek job that pays more. However, a large sum of them are coming over illegally, while ...

Wildlife of Los Chiles, Los Chiles, Costa Rica travel blog

Wildlife of Los Chiles

A travel blog entry by cartercostarica

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We did a bus ride to Los Chiles from La Fortuna today.  We boarded a boat at Cano Negro and saw a lot of great wildlife.  There were many caymans, lots of howler monkeys, including an orange recessive gene variety, and many birds, even bats. We ...

Onward to El Castillo, Los Chiles, Nicaragua travel blog

Onward to El Castillo

A travel blog entry by stlblew

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After spending the night in Los Chiles, Costa Rica we intended to make our way up to El Castillo in Nicaragua. I'd read (online forums and internet) that there was a ferry from Los Chiles to San Carlos around 10-10:30AM. We got down to the dock, got our ...

Border Crossing into San Carlos, Nicaragua, Los Chiles, Costa Rica travel blog

Border Crossing into San Carlos, Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by jason_rae

Los Chiles doesn´t have much to offer travellers besides an infrequently used border crossing into Nicaragua (we were the only non-Nicaraguans in sight). There are a couple of hotels and tour offices but the tourist industry looks very premature at ...

Vukaam arenal, Arenal, Costa Rica travel blog

Vukaam arenal

A travel blog entry by wim

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Van La Fortuna naar Arenal met de Jeep-Boot-Jeep transport, hier hadden we voor de eerste keer iets gereserveerd en dat zal dan ook de laatste keer zijn, we wisten de naam niet meer vermits dat op een papiertje stond en eigenlijk was de plaats ook gene ...

Rafting the Sarapiqui, La Virgen, Costa Rica travel blog

Rafting the Sarapiqui

A travel blog entry by jmctravels

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Place ...

I hope they call it the Peace Lodge for a reason!, Vara Blanca, Costa Rica travel blog

I hope they call it the Peace Lodge for a reason!

A travel blog entry by kingkass

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Today we arrive at the Peace Lodge...one of the more upscale places we will be visiting.  It is located on the grounds of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens.  Activities will include hiking and exploring the falls, relaxing in/by the trout lake, and ...

Welcome to the Jungle, Los Chiles, Costa Rica travel blog

Welcome to the Jungle

A travel blog entry by rhea_

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... site and a lovely goodbye from the jungle!  We took the boat back to San Carlos, where we took another boat to Los Chiles - the border town of Costa Rica on the Rio San Juan.  This has got to be the best border crossing of all - a beautiful, ...

A Farewell to Dad, Aguas Zarcas, Costa Rica travel blog

A Farewell to Dad

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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... English in a local school.  We were there for all of 15 minutes before Kate and Josh began lobbying for a return trip to Costa Rica next year to volunteer with the proyecto.  Our guide, the son of the founder, took us around and introduced us ...

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