Travel Blogs from Monteverde, Costa Rica

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Day 56., Monteverde and Santa Elena, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 56.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... , and possibly grumpy (he he), because you never took the plunge and got out of that rusty armchair. Currently I am in Monteverde, most famous for it's Cloud Forest Reserve as well as all the Canopy tours you can join for some great adventure, walking ...

Soaking wet in Central America's Switzerland, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Soaking wet in Central America's Switzerland

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... the "Banana Republics". The longstanding democratic tradition, high level of exports, and burgeoning tourism industry have given Costa Rica's population a level of affluence envied by its neighbors. In fact, Costa Rica's prosperity, liberal land ...

Children's Eternal Rain Forest and Butterflies, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Children's Eternal Rain Forest and Butterflies

A travel blog entry by janda

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... to a butterfly garden (accompanied by 3-4 stray dogs). We got a full tour of butterflies from all of the different ecosystems here in Costa Rica. (Lots of Blue Morphos!!) The guide was a graduate of a zoology program in the states. She also showed us a ...

Monteverde - Cloud Forest Fun, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde - Cloud Forest Fun

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... up on the Internet. A three hour journey round winding, dirt-track roads ensued, and by mid-afternoon we had arrived in Monteverde - a small, dispersed settlement in the heart of the rain forest. Traipsing round, down, and uphill, we reached Cabinas ...

Walking in the clouds, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Walking in the clouds

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... had. Our drive continued through the lush and green countryside, but only with occasional areas of dense rain forest. Even though Costa Rica is famous for its enlightened approach to environmental conservation - over 25% of the country is now protected as ...

A rough ride and a relaxing cup of Coffee., Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

A rough ride and a relaxing cup of Coffee.

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Our drive from La Fortuna to Monteverde was adventurous and down right ROUGH!. We departed La Fortuna and traveled to Lake Arenal. From there, we boarded a boat, crossed the lake and began our rough ride through the mountain range. The locals call it a ...

The Sanctuary of Santa Elena, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

The Sanctuary of Santa Elena

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... cost us $12, saving us $17! When travelling every penny counts..... We are staying at Pension Santa Elena Hostel in the cloudforest of Costa Rica. The hostel is really nice and has a really nice vibe. We have hot water heated by solar power so it is on ...

Zip Lining and Orchids, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Zip Lining and Orchids

A travel blog entry by myjob

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... After years of avoiding gardens, my Mom's influence finally rubbed off. We spend our afternoon relaxing and visiting the local Orchid Garden. Costa Rica has over 500 orchids, the smallest being the size of a pin head. I have attached a few photos. Enjoy! ...

Canopy Tour, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Canopy Tour

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hi again, So we went on a canopy tour of a cloud forest early this morning. Andrew and Brett went on the zip lines (and a tarzan rope) high above the tree tops while Darcy, Morgan and I walked the suspension bridges through the canopy. It was raining ...

Meet the Parents...Costa Style..., Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Meet the Parents...Costa Style...

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... at 70 km an hour. There were a total of 11 zip lines and our guides touted they had the longest, highest and fastest in all of Costa Rica(don't know if that's true, but made us feel better about the $160 we spent on it) After a few cups of hot coffee ...

Cloud Forest, Continental Divide and Humming Birds, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Cloud Forest, Continental Divide and Humming Birds

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Peter and I decided to do a tour, and I would not recommend it. It seemed appealing, mainly due to transportation issues. We now know that: you can take the bus (50cents), rent a guide at the park, and hike the divide for a quarter of the price. Oh well! ...

Rain, clouds and coffee, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Rain, clouds and coffee

A travel blog entry by myjob

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... Mr Juan added a Coco Tour. In addition to the usual coffee tour, we made chocolate and cane syrup from scratch. So yummy. MONTEVERDE RAIN FOREST This time around, we did it right. Mom and I avoided the "rushed and overpriced" tour and found our own way. ...

The Cloud (rainy) Forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

The Cloud (rainy) Forest

A travel blog entry by nklenske

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... we only had that afternoon in town, we quickly changed into our hiking gear and got a taxi up the pure mud road to the monteverde cloud forest reserve. The entire park seems to be in a cloud with pretty strong winds. We hiked for about three hours and got ...

Adventures and Misadventures in the Cloud Forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Adventures and Misadventures in the Cloud Forest

A travel blog entry by dinaboo

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... , we arrived back in the frantic capital city, endured a crazy cab ride to another bus station and transferred onto a bus for Monteverde. As it turns out the only path to this mountain-based city is a mountain road. It is typical of mountain roads in ...

My thanks to my wonderful father, Angelo, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

My thanks to my wonderful father, Angelo

A travel blog entry by dinaboo

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I would like to create an entry pointing out a mishap for which I am completely responsible.  I happened to misplace ( lost whatever you prefer to call it) my debit card which is my preferred method of payment during this trip.  YIKES! In a ...

monteverde canopy tour sau cum sa zbori fara motor, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

monteverde canopy tour sau cum sa zbori fara motor

A travel blog entry by tudormaxim

Dupa o calatorie de 4 ore prin peisaje foarte frumoase,cu Grey Line Costa Rica (shutle bus intre Tamarindo si Monteverde, 35$/p) am ajuns in Santa Elena-Monteverde.In nicio jumatate de ora am plecat spre o rezervatie privata unde am facut cea ...

Monteverde at last, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde at last

A travel blog entry by phoedo

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... to say about Liberia except that we had some damn good fried chicken there. We took the first bus in the morning heading to Monteverde, land of the famous cloud forest reserve. We came here to do the canopy tour, which is something like 14 zip lines ...

Monteverde Cloud Forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde Cloud Forest

A travel blog entry by martinmcnally

I arrived in Monteverde this morning from Samara. Got half way by bus and then some French guys gave us and some Finnish guy a lift up the mountain to the town of Santa Elena (base for the tours)...this thumb really is working well! Tomorrow Im off with a ...

Monteverde, Puerto Viejo, Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde, Puerto Viejo, Monteverde

A travel blog entry by lindseyj

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... I splurged one night and got Caribbean cooking lessons from a local girl. OMG SO DELISH!! By far the best meal Ive had in Costa Rica! Annie wrote down the instructions so maybe one day Ill try to recreate it...although I think Ive said that ...

Goodbye rich coast...., Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Goodbye rich coast....

A travel blog entry by nickiandal

... the Childrens eternal rainforest and then walked the 3km back to the village...! We went out for dinner... as it was our last night in Costa Rica, and even bought a beer and a can of rum and coke to celebrate... we went for a cheap dinner in a soda, and ...

Jeeps, boats, horses, oh my!, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Jeeps, boats, horses, oh my!

A travel blog entry by tadbrad

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Saturday morning, we left La Fortuna and headed to Monteverde. The most direct route is around the volcano by jeep and then across Lake Arenal by boat. We decided to add a little excitement and add horseback to the transportation mix. Once across the ...

24 7, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

24 7

A travel blog entry by hannahgregory

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... to go to hawaii or alabama or florida.  I'm living my dream. I've been to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and soon to be Panama. I've seen, learned, and done so much. Met so many people who I love. All of ...

My job at the CEC, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

My job at the CEC

A travel blog entry by lindseyj

... so good on a resume to say that I've helped develop curriculum! -         Super Arte Costa Rica o       I have begun helping run this project with a volunteer named Antonio who has ...

Hiking Through The Clouds, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Hiking Through The Clouds

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... national who was living in Boston while getting his Doctorate in Japanese Military Strategy, and was now taking a break to travel Costa Rica- perhaps the only country in the world without a military. As you might expect, conversations with our replacement ...

Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by siegfried_h.

Monteverde ...

WALKWAY THROUGH THE CLOUDS, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

WALKWAY THROUGH THE CLOUDS

A travel blog entry by prieststrip

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... .  White, puffy, watery ones. By the end of the eighth bridge the kids were happy for a 'Caliente Chocolate' and myself a good cup of Costa Rican ‘caf con leche, por favor’. Back to Monteverde where the sun was now ...

Cows, Frogs, Snakes, Butterflies..., Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Cows, Frogs, Snakes, Butterflies...

A travel blog entry by lindseyj

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... It's been a great experience seeing what everyone else's home stays are like.   Last weekend we decided to stay in Monteverde. After school on Friday we all went to a Professional Development session on bubbles. Fun! After, hanging out at the ...

Aa gaa som en cowboy..., Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Aa gaa som en cowboy...

A travel blog entry by team0506

... paa rad er vi naa stoele aa saare, og vi gaar som alle de voksne paa den gamle libero-reklamen. Mari S ga Ane en mirakelmassasje saa snart vi ankom Monteverde, som gjorde det mulig for henne aa gaa resten av dagen. Hva skulle vi gjort uten ...

Jul 05, 2011, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Jul 05, 2011

A travel blog entry by yearofdan

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Cloud forests and zip lines, Monteverde and Santa Elena, Costa Rica travel blog

Cloud forests and zip lines

A travel blog entry by davidandem

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... to keep warm at night. It was a refreshing change from the heat of the coast. We spent a whole day visiting the Monteverde Cloud Forest reserve where we had an excellent and highly recommended tour with a very knowledgeable local naturalist. I've ...

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