Travel Blogs from Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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Hey guys, this is your lucky day!!!, Jaco, Costa Rica travel blog

Hey guys, this is your lucky day!!!

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... good, but as soon as the weekend is over it gets quiet and a bit boring. The beaches are not particularly nice, to be Costa Rica, and the town got little atmosphere. A bit like an US suburb or small city with strip malls and fast food chains dotting the ...

Sleeping by the sea, Montezuma, Costa Rica travel blog

Sleeping by the sea

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... for dinner and this is when we met some more people. Firstly there was Rosa from Finland, 20 years old and spending 3 months in Costa Rica learning Spanish and enjoying the warm weather. She lives in Finland near the Arctic so pretty cold and they have no ...

Pure Vida, Punta Leona, Costa Rica travel blog

Pure Vida

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... in a real river - just pulled over to  the side of the road and went up on the bridge and looked down!!!!!!  Costa Rica has the world's largest biodiversity - more species here than anywhere else on earth.  It is only the size of Nova ...

Manuel Antonio and Surf lessons, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antonio and Surf lessons

A travel blog entry by janda

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... ). We leave at 7:30am and won't arrive at our hostal until 5:30pm! That is the one thing they need to fix here in Costa Rica. A lot of the roads are terrible and the bus schedules are worse. There are two buses that leave Puntaranus for Monteverde one is ...

No paradise found., Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

No paradise found.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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It's like a cheesy Hollywood movie. I have just arrived in beautiful Manuel Antonio with it's stunning beaches, where big surf crash in from the Pacific ocean. I'm walking down the beach in an incredible fiery orange sunset, when I spot Gabriella, the ...

The Great Kapok Tree, Uvita, Costa Rica travel blog

The Great Kapok Tree

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hi, So we went for a 2hr jungle  walk this morning. I was hoping to see more but it was still pretty neat. We heard but did not see howler monkeys. We saw 3 tucans and a few other neat birds whose names I don't know as the guide only knew the ...

Pura Vida., Montezuma, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura Vida.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Pura Vida or Pure Life, you hear it everywhere you go in Costa Rica, from smiling Ticos and Ticas, the locals around here. The country is absolutely beautiful, with amazing palm fringed white beaches dotting two different oceans, heaps of national parks, ...

Finally we made it., Uvita, Costa Rica travel blog

Finally we made it.

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hi all, Well we made it into Costa Rica 2days ago. We were in late due to a flight delay. We arrived at our Hostal and crashed for the night. The next morning we were to leave at 9am to head south (4hrs on 2 buses). Brett had other plans. She woke up ...

The Cloud Forests of Monteverde and Santa Elena, Santa Elena, Costa Rica travel blog

The Cloud Forests of Monteverde and Santa Elena

A travel blog entry by duke_schewe

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... world only a few hours away. After many STRONG recommendations by locals, we decided to rent a 4X4 to journey to Monteverde, Costa Rica's Cloud Forest. An adventure is such an understatement for what awaited us. I will let Mark describe the road ...

Monkey Mania in Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica travel blog

Monkey Mania in Manuel Antonio

A travel blog entry by duke_schewe

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... the Monkeys, some people just don't get it. Is it any wonder our world continues to sink. We, human beings, just don't get it. Costa Rica at last. It has been a long time coming but we've finally arrived in Central America. We took the Red Eye out of ...

Driving the Nicoya Peninsula, Playa Santa Teresa, Costa Rica travel blog

Driving the Nicoya Peninsula

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... and we found ourselves forging onward. At unmapped Playa San Miguel, we stopped to investigate the possibility of land ownership in Costa Rica. After viewing several beachfront properties and collecting a wealth of data as well as a nasty barbed wire cut, ...

Monteverde, Santa Elena, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... , the first we have had for about 3 weeks (just to clarify, we have showered but it has been cold) - bliss. Because Costa Rica is far more touristy than its neighbors our options we far more varied. Santa Elena and Monteverde's attraction is the Cloud ...

Tooth Fairy Visits, Uvita, Costa Rica travel blog

Tooth Fairy Visits

A travel blog entry by janda

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... is rich! ( although a few years ago it might have been in the millions!) We are busy trying to  finalizing our planning for Costa Rica. We are hoping to go on a hiking tour of the rainforest tomorrow and to a butterfly farm the next day. We have ...

Cloud forest and adrenaline, Santa Elena, Costa Rica travel blog

Cloud forest and adrenaline

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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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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... 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 Costa Rican massage, in total we had a 4 hrs of it. I now understand the "overland driving warnings". I'd avoid taking a ...

Heaven on earth, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Heaven on earth

A travel blog entry by myjob

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... entire family living outside of Costa Verde.  Mom and I spend our time hiking, swimming and relaxing. Its hard to pick favourites in Costa Rica, but this ranks high up on our list. You can hike the forest trails all day, and cool off in the ocean at ...

Paradise, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Paradise

A travel blog entry by myjob

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... Antonio is PARADISE!!! We fell in love at first sight. We spend our last 6 days relaxing on the beaches and enjoying life. Costa Verde's theme is "More Monkey's than People", and they are right. Each morning, we were greeted by an abundance of white face ...

Ahhhh, Uvita, Costa Rica travel blog

Ahhhh

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hi All, We are having a very relaxing time here although it is very humid. We walked up to a waterfall today and I was just dripping with sweat when we arrived. I couldn't wait to get in. There was a nice place to sit where the water just rushed ...

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 ...

Welcome to the jungle. It's this way! No that way!, Puerto Jimenez and Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Welcome to the jungle. It's this way! No that way!

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... of nights, one of the least touristy areas in the accessible part of the park. But that doesn't say much, as this part of Costa Rica is much less touristy than the rest. Not many people make it down here. Mainly due to it's distance from the capital I ...

Hot and Humid, Quepos Costa Rica, Costa Rica travel blog

Hot and Humid

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... in town were full. We took a walk along the coast, which a river runs into and is not a particularly attractive stretch of Costa Rica's coast. Des and I had some refreshments in the local bar which had many American tourists, and other tourists as well, ...

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! ...

Lovely leafy ride, Liberia Costa Rica, Costa Rica travel blog

Lovely leafy ride

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... get run over. Because of the heat, we decided to find accommodation at lunch time and settled in the El Bramadero Hotel in Liberia, Costa Rica. The first thing we did after Des brought both bikes into the Hotel complex, was to go for a swim in the Hotel ...

Rain, Rain, Rain, Jaco, Costa Rica travel blog

Rain, Rain, Rain

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... Panama, but all our efforts to contact shipping agents there proved fruitless, and we finally stumbled upon a shipping opportunity directly from Costa Rica. On June 2nd our van will be loaded on to "MV Libra Leader", a Japanese vessel that delivers new ...

jaco, Jaco, Costa Rica travel blog

jaco

A travel blog entry by missouri

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Aug 2: Aug 3: ....will write ...

Walking on Water, Uvita, Costa Rica travel blog

Walking on Water

A travel blog entry by janda

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So we took one last trip to the beach today. We had a nice time playing in the surf and walking on water (what can we say?). We are looking forward to packing up and heading to Manuel Antonio tomorrow. The kids are really going to miss their friends ...

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! ...

Christmas in the Bad Lands....Smells Like Fish, Mal Pais, Costa Rica travel blog

Christmas in the Bad Lands....Smells Like Fish

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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So our time in Bocas del Torro was pretty cool before Christmas - we had a pretty good routine of heading to the beach, cooking dinner with some other travellers in the hostel and repeating.  Then we ran into our Australian friends who we met in ...

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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Mom and I stayed in Santa Elana, at a beautiful B+B. My Mom reserved a cabana with 2 floors, 2 bed, which I highly recommend. It rained every day,  and continued throughout the evening. This made for great sleeps and early starts. DON JUAN This way ...

Sloths and Scuba, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Sloths and Scuba

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... delicious dinner prepared by the chefs. After dinner, the family had a dance party on the Crow's Nest deck of our house (one of Costa Rica's hottest clubs, you heard it here first), and rang in the New Year with champagne toasts. We had to bid adieu to ...

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