Travel Blogs from Nosara, Costa Rica

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Mertle Turtle you look like Skrtel, Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Mertle Turtle you look like Skrtel

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... full moon shone brightly above. A solid 8-hours meant that we were fresh for an early start on the bikes through the Costa Rican jungle to Manzanilla. The ride intertwines thick jungle with sandy beaches on the Caribbean Coast. Lying on your back, on ...

Hippie Camp, Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Hippie Camp

A travel blog entry by bmlequer

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... when I arrived, I just bit my tounge (after all I did just spend $40 on a cab to get here...frick its expensive in 'Rica), set up my tent, and wandered around since I had no formal introduction.  Meanwhile, my mind wouldn't shut off the ...

Recent Happenings, Ostional, Costa Rica travel blog

Recent Happenings

A travel blog entry by kaypea

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... another project at the field station) headed out around ten for the long walk and luckily caught a ride with a couple Costa Rican guys in a jeep to Nosara which is about three km from playa guiones.  Somehow the four of us fit in the back of the ...

Every Pig Has It's Saturday..., Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Every Pig Has It's Saturday...

A travel blog entry by tsimon1

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And today Marti's chicken had it's Friday.  Mario our amazing lunch chef shared a Spanish saying "Every pig has it's Saturday" so this morning when we arrived on site Mama Daisy was fixing our lunch and we were told it was the attack chicken from ...

tuna fishing in garza, Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

tuna fishing in garza

A travel blog entry by smylazar

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A few of us went tuna fishing on Tuesday afternoon with Carlos our local skipper from Garza the next village from Nosara....  We caught 15 fish! among them, white fin tuna, yellow fin tuna although the best of all was the 35lb Mahi Mahi that John ...

Another lazy day.., Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Another lazy day..

A travel blog entry by jb1961

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So after breakfast I dropped Yann down to the main surfing beach to ensure he was there at the right time. Again unswayed by deadly sea snakes (apparently this beach has the most sea snakes off of it in the world) Yann hired a board and set off. I went ...

Are we up for it, you betcha! First day build!!, Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Are we up for it, you betcha! First day build!!

A travel blog entry by tsimon1

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... lesson on Costa Rica.  We know you just want to hear about our amazing day, but stick with us.      Costa Rica has a population of almost 5,000,000 and 800 miles of coast line and home to 121 volcanic formations and 7 are active. ...

Miss Sky Canopy Tour, Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Miss Sky Canopy Tour

A travel blog entry by escapa

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... Tour) to a newbie because their safety standards go 200% above the required guidelines and they are the only lightning grounded lines in Costa Rica.  The rest of the evening was spent in the pool at Sounds of the Sea, a candlelit dinner at La Luna ...

Day 2:  Still up for it, heck yeah!, Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 2: Still up for it, heck yeah!

A travel blog entry by tsimon1

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We started our day at 7:00 breakfast and feet on the bus for a 20 minute ride on Snow White (our bus). Work started at 8:00 where we were greeted by 2 piles of rocks :-)  Today we set the columns and did a fair amount of painting the beams that will ...

the wedding day.. need I say more?, Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

the wedding day.. need I say more?

A travel blog entry by smylazar

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Seriously...  ...

Are we still at it!? Well yeah!, Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Are we still at it!? Well yeah!

A travel blog entry by tsimon1

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Guess who was up at 3:45 waiting for the howler monkeys? Yep you got it.... NO MONKEYS! Crap. Coffee needed by all and it was a good thing as our short day turned into a long one.   First up on site in the trenches they went.  Digging ...

zip line tour, Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

zip line tour

A travel blog entry by smylazar

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Wednesday -- Zip line tour  We took a tour with the Miss Sky zipline ticos. These cats definitely loved the ladies.... A zipline is essentially a metal cable (think finger width) strung between 2 concrete posts sunk into mountain peaks set about 1/2 a ...

Day 3.5:  About those monkeys....., Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 3.5: About those monkeys.....

A travel blog entry by tsimon1

... even saw babies.  Yes!  Tons of monkeys chatting, and excitedly howling, accompanied by one squirrel and one parrot.  I love Costa Rica!  But, by the end of the day Tuesday, after a full day of walking 200 pound concrete slabs down the ...

Guess thatīs why they call it the rainy season . ., Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Guess thatīs why they call it the rainy season . .

A travel blog entry by phoedo

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... more pouring rain, we found a place to stay at Blew Dogs Surf Club, a place where you can easliy forget you are in Costa Rica because there are gringos all around. After checking out the beach and seeing some cool green lizards and colorful crabs on the ...

Play Guiones & Playa Pelada, Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Play Guiones & Playa Pelada

A travel blog entry by escapa

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... the case.  There are wooden signs posted to trees and poles and opposite of what I have read concerning directional signs in Costa Rica, they have been really accurate and helpful.  We have to cross two low rivers to get to Nosara everyday and ...

The Beginning, Ostional, Costa Rica travel blog

The Beginning

A travel blog entry by kaypea

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... also are allowed to take a portion of the first eggs laid, it is the only place where it is legal to take eggs in costa rica and its allowed primarily because the first eggs laid would be destroyed by the later turtles that come to nest and the community ...

Surf!, Playa Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Surf!

A travel blog entry by socalkid

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... the airport...er...landing strip. The trip took us through several winding dirt roads, and I quickly discovered that the town of Nosara basically consisted of the landing strip, a few restaurants and a school. The rest of the Playa Nosara area is spread ...

Play Samara, Play Samara, Costa Rica travel blog

Play Samara

A travel blog entry by marceld1

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Settling in..., Playa Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Settling in...

A travel blog entry by socalkid

By now I have fallen into a daily routine that goes something like this. Out of bed. Coffee. Wake up. Surf. Eat. Conduct business (i.e. internet, surf more?, bank). Surf. Eat. Cervezas. Sleep. Surfing takes up the majority of the day at about ...

Day 3: You want walls? We have walls!!, Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 3: You want walls? We have walls!!

A travel blog entry by tsimon1

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... of fresh fruit and punch.  He also has prepared each meal, from his heart, alternating traditional American foods with Costa Rican dishes for our lunch.  Today our partner family's mother prepared the makings of a special traditional Costa ...

Night Patrol, Ostional, Costa Rica travel blog

Night Patrol

A travel blog entry by kaypea

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Last week we began the night patrols.  They run in two shifts, one from seven pm to midnight and another from midnight to five am.  The boys have been training me and Linda in the ways of the beach at night, we walk with no light looking for ...

Life's One Helluva Garden - Dig It!, Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Life's One Helluva Garden - Dig It!

A travel blog entry by jord-travers

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I arrived at the blissful surroundings of Nosara's Blue Spirit Yoga Resort early afternoon. Set in a magical enchanted garden this Resort is nothing less than spectacular. Amongst pristine nature in a subtropical climate, completely secluded on a hilltop ...

a home, a dog and a kitty, Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

a home, a dog and a kitty

A travel blog entry by sunmoongoddess

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Kelly and I came to Nosara again to check out a lead on a property that sounded perfect for us.  We flew in on July 2nd and by July 3rd, we knew we wanted to stay here!  The house is just what we needed (minus the pool...but, with the beach a 3 ...

Pura Vida!, Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura Vida!

A travel blog entry by sunmoongoddess

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... and once and for all, learn to forgive myself for past transgressions, and move in to pure love and acceptance.   Yes, Costa Rica is my home.  I encourage all my family and friends to get their passports and come visit this beautiful beach town ...

Brenda, the prize fighter., Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Brenda, the prize fighter.

A travel blog entry by rebn

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... of the day we settled in a bit and learned a little bit about Brenda & the enchanted forest. On her first visit to Costa Rica, 7 years ago, she had a vision where a vortex opened up in the wall & the eyes of a hundred animals beckoned her to ...

Wedding photos so far!!, Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Wedding photos so far!!

A travel blog entry by smylazar

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Hi all  A quick note to let you know that all of the guests have arrived safely and things are in full swing, in anticipation for the wedding!  A group of us took surfing lessons this morning and at thins point some plans are being made for a fishing ...

To stay or to go..., Playa Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

To stay or to go...

A travel blog entry by socalkid

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... a "travel blog" email hits their inbox, or they stumble across this website, or they are actually looking for information on Costa Rica in anticipation of an upcoming trip. Where are the Monteverdes, the Tamarindos, the Arenals? What happened to the ...

Gringo Town, Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Gringo Town

A travel blog entry by miller.time

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Nosara seems to be at once both an empty non-town and a beach teeming with people from the US. They are in the beach, in the stores, and in the hotels and resturants. It seems odd that everyone expects everyone else to speak english, including the few ...

Ostional & Sounds of the Sea, Ostional, Costa Rica travel blog

Ostional & Sounds of the Sea

A travel blog entry by escapa

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I don't need to describe to you how beautiful the house is, you can see from the pictures below.    I started to describe the house and began to feel like I was entering a new listing.  So check out the pics, it is a beautiful home and I ...

Howling Winds, Howling Monkeys, and BIG Surf..., Playa Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Howling Winds, Howling Monkeys, and BIG Surf...

A travel blog entry by socalkid

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... up. By the time 5AM rolled around, the winds were howling to the point that it sounded like a hurricane was landing on Playa Nosara (the actual name of the beach I am staying near is Playa Guiones). All of this wind must have been disturbing to the ...

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