Travel Blogs from Playa Grande, Costa Rica

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Leatherbacks or not?, Playa Grande, Costa Rica travel blog

Leatherbacks or not?

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... before getting the bus to Tamarindo and getting off at Huacas a small town.  From there we got a taxi to our destination Playa Grande.  There is no public transport here so we werent absolutely sure when and if we would arrive today but were ...

Tour of Laguna Grigri and Playa Grande, Playa Grande, Dominican Republic travel blog

Tour of Laguna Grigri and Playa Grande

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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Casa Goerthe organized a ½ day trip to nearby Laguna Grigri, Playa Caleton, and Playa Grande after class.  After a quick bus ride to Laguna Grigri, we got into a small boat for a tour through the mangrove forests.  The boat ride through the ...

Charging It!, Playa grande Costa Rica, Costa Rica travel blog

Charging It!

A travel blog entry by namaste32

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... unfair to say that it sucked. Yesterday, we walked down the beach for about 20 minutes and then took a dollar boat across to Playa Grande. It was a whole new world over there! Unpaved roads, untouched beaches, and lots of peace and quiet. Wayyy more ...

Playa Grande, Playa Grande, Costa Rica travel blog

Playa Grande

A travel blog entry by davelauren

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... eggs never tasted so good :-) So once again Dave managed to surf every day and even I got an hour or two practice in every day. Besides that our time at Playa Grande was spent watching House and Kardashian marathons. It was certainly a lovely ...

Playa Grande, Costa Rica, Playa Grande, Costa Rica travel blog

Playa Grande, Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by globekiter

Nicoya Peninsula   Alina, Gene and I headed to the Pacific Coast on the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica after a few days at Lake Arenal. In Playa Grande I had the first time the opportunity to ride real waves on a surfboard, thanks Gene! It was a good ...

Freezing Aussies found in Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Freezing Aussies found in Monteverde

A travel blog entry by davelauren

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Monteverde and Santa Elena are two towns located in the middle of two cloud forest reserves. If you're into plants and birds (oh and maybe butterflies like our Pommie friends) this place is pretty much heaven. Platform Rainforest walks, Canopy tours, and ...

My Costa Rica/Nicaragua Video, Everywhere, Costa Rica travel blog

My Costa Rica/Nicaragua Video

A travel blog entry by travel.junkie

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This is just to post my video for my two weeks in central america. it's 25 minutes long, and edited already. Music starts at around 2 minutes (not just ppl talking the whole time) and its a bit poor quality, because my computer is too slow to upload ...

Playa Grande- Surfing on the new board!, Playa Grande, Costa Rica travel blog

Playa Grande- Surfing on the new board!

A travel blog entry by cmedancing

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... campsite.  After our delicious lunch, iced coffees, and margaritas we were feeling much better.  We decided to drive to nearby Playa Grande and see what they had to offer.  There we found camping on the beach but they had no facilities so ...

Disneyland, Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica, Costa Rica travel blog

Disneyland

A travel blog entry by namaste32

... is really nice, so we can´t complain too much. It´s just very different than where we´ve been. Tomorrow, we´re headed to Playa Grande, just a few minutes away, to see Teddy´s friends that are surf instructors here. And I think, at last, we´re also ...

Day 7, Belén, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 7

A travel blog entry by dlittle001

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Well, today was pretty non-eventful as far as activity goes.  I had a nice leisurely morning with the villa to myself just chilling out and getting ready.  This is not like Germany where the only t.v. station in English is CNN.  Here ...

Day 2 in the Tropics, Belén, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 2 in the Tropics

A travel blog entry by dlittle001

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... having to put up with a pitch black bathroom.  Since I am in my second location tonight I have come to the conclusion that Costa Ricans do not believe in  well lit rooms.  We are all wandering around in this dimly lit room.  So ...

Day 6, Belén, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 6

A travel blog entry by dlittle001

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... told us his story of how he had gone to grad school in California to become a lawyer.  His uncle convinced him to come to Costa Rica to work and he ended up staying.  He has been here for ten years now, got married and spends his life ...

Day 3 , Belén, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 3

A travel blog entry by dlittle001

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... resort to using a machete if I could find one.  That probably isn’t too far-fetched for me to find one in Costa Rica. The rest of the afternoon was spent lounging by the pool.  At least for me.  Others were otherwise occupied.  ...

Day 5, Belén, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 5

A travel blog entry by dlittle001

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After breakfast we headed to the ocean to lie around and be a bum. That lasted about ten minutes before it started raining.  Everyone keeps telling us how lucky we are though that it is not raining more than it is.  We then decided it would be ...

Playa Tamarindo, Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica travel blog

Playa Tamarindo

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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... , this he did not mind paying although again we think it was just a scam by the receptionist. Anyway we set of for Playa Tamarindo, supposedly a nice beach area. On arrival we asked directions to get to the campsite, the chap happened to be American and ...

Day 4 The Long Road to Guaitil, Belén, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 4 The Long Road to Guaitil

A travel blog entry by dlittle001

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... local scenery.  There were a couple soccer games going on and people just standing around and visiting.  The standard attire for Costa Ricans is a t-shirt, shorts and thongs.  (Yes, Deb, I just used the word thongs for their footwear and I ...

Day 8, Belén, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 8

A travel blog entry by dlittle001

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Well, we started off the morning with a two hour horseback ride through the countryside of Costa Rica.  We left the resort at 8:00 a.m. and a bus took us about ten minutes away down a bunch of residential dirt roads to some house.  Our guide was ...

Pura Vida...big beaches and friendly peeps!!, Playa Grande, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura Vida...big beaches and friendly peeps!!

A travel blog entry by nenebene

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... out over the ocean and then slowly sinking sun was a real treat and I'm sure I will pop out there again very soon! Playa Grande is a small community on a huge beach with massive waves...I would say it was longer than Seven Mile Beach (which isn't ...

Back to Playa Grande..., Playa Grande, Costa Rica travel blog

Back to Playa Grande...

A travel blog entry by nenebene

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After sayign goodbye to Emily, Sam and Freya I caught a bus back to Playa Grande where I was going to move in with Lindsey from friend from Cayman and share her house in the Beachhouse complex...we are right near the Playa Grande beach and also a stones ...

Pura Vida i Costa Rica, Playa Grande, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura Vida i Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by jordenrunt

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... att det var billigare med tur och retur än enkel resa… Väl framme hade vi riktigt mycket flax. Vi hade bokat en shuttle till Playa Grande, pċ västkusten, först kl 16 eftersom vi inte skulle hinna med den som gick kl 8. Nu var det dock sċ att ...

the lone beach!, Playa Grande, Costa Rica travel blog

the lone beach!

A travel blog entry by emilycarol

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... We all got banged up.  I look like i was in a fight.  we joked that we should tell people i fought off a band of costa rica hookers haha. At one point my fins from my boards scraped my legs and poked into my thighs.  James's board hit a ...

Crocs and Rain, Playa Grande, Costa Rica travel blog

Crocs and Rain

A travel blog entry by kirklmiller

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... learned that the best time to go out is high tide, usually between 3-5. Tonight, is my first experience with a heavy rain in Costa Rica.  It is hard to describe the peace and solitude of sitting alone in another country while the rain is coming down ...

Surf's Up, Playa Grande, Costa Rica travel blog

Surf's Up

A travel blog entry by kirklmiller

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Playa Grande Beach, Costa Rica My plan for today was to sink into the rhythm of the locals and wake up as late as possible.  I woke up totally refreshed and energized at around 8am.  Since I arrived so late last night, I went over to meet my ...

"Pura Vida", The Pure Life

A travel blog entry by joshuabaugh2011

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Today is the last time that I will be in contact for around a week.  My field work in Playa Grande ends tomorrow afternoon after which, I will be heading north by bus to visit my friends in El Salvador! My tentative schedule is... Take Tica Bus ...

Playa Grande- the luck continues!, Playa Grande, Costa Rica, Costa Rica travel blog

Playa Grande- the luck continues!

A travel blog entry by shanejaime

... are welcomed! Well the luck continues! We've been "skunked," we decided to begin our vacation with 10 days on one of Costa Rica's most consistent surf breaks- miles of sandy beaches with miles of uncrowded surf to be found. Alas, it's been windy ...

Yoga, Biking and More Surfing, Playa Grande, Costa Rica travel blog

Yoga, Biking and More Surfing

A travel blog entry by kirklmiller

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... into the ocean by ferry because of the crocodiles and current.  Once I get over, Tamarindo is a completely different experience from Playa Grande.  It is full of people and the tourist spot for surfing.  Playa Grande is much more of a ...

Playa Grande- Surf, siestas and sunsets, Playa Grande, Costa Rica travel blog

Playa Grande- Surf, siestas and sunsets

A travel blog entry by lightnerjohnson

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The girls had a few days off of school, so we decided to use it as an opportunity to see more of Costa Rica and headed for the beach! Playa Grande appealed to us because it is known as a laid back, quiet surf town with a great beach and waves big enough ...

The real Costa Rica?, Playa Grande, Costa Rica travel blog

The real Costa Rica?

A travel blog entry by afearonwood

... in the vet, so we shall see what happens. One thing I have learned over the past week. Save your money and DO NOT visit Costa Rica. It's a dump, very expensive, dusty, hot (38c) and the roads are dangerous and terrible. I can honestly say that this is one ...

Costa Rica, Playa Grande, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by andressa

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Costa Rica !!! PURA ...

Leatherback Turtle Lays Eggs, Playa Grande, Costa Rica travel blog

Leatherback Turtle Lays Eggs

A travel blog entry by cthetravellady

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    We watched a giant leatherback turtle dig a hole in the sand and lay her eggs!    We started waiting at 6 pm when it got dark until a park worker radioed us at 2 am  "tortuga!  tortuga!"  which is when the ...

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