Travel Blogs from Turrialba, Costa Rica

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Ants and the Mimosa, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Ants and the Mimosa

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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While Ellen toils this week in Toronto I'm in Latin America, a guest of the Costa Rica Tourist Board. Three American journalists and I were invited to do a familiarization trip focusing on extreme sports. I could have written about what it's like to ...

Raleigh Phase 3 - Coast to Coast Trek, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Raleigh Phase 3 - Coast to Coast Trek

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Our last phase, the 19 day, 270 km Coast to Coast trek which started in Moin on the Atlantic Coast and finished in Playa Palo Seco on the Pacific Coast, finished on December 12.  Our team name was Zulu 1 and to see some videos and blog entries from ...

Raleigh Phase 2 - Environmental Project, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Raleigh Phase 2 - Environmental Project

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... Ridley sea turtle, one of the world’s smallest marine turtles, counts Playa Hermosa as a minor nesting site in Costa Rica. Their nesting season occurs from June through November, while September, October and November see the largest numbers of ...

Raleigh Phase 1 - Miratombo Trek, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Raleigh Phase 1 - Miratombo Trek

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Raleigh International runs volunteering programes in Costa Rica & Nicaragua.  From September to December, I will be with Raleigh in Costa Rica/Nicaragua working as a volunteer project manager and trek leader. During the adventure phase, teams ...

Raleigh Expedition 12L Costa Rica/Nicaragua, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Raleigh Expedition 12L Costa Rica/Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Follow my 3 months projects in Costa Rica/Nicaragua with Raleigh International!  http://raleighcostarica.blogspot.co.uk/ Alpha, X-Ray and Zulu groups (Grupos Alfa, X-Ray y Zulu) The official name for project groups during the phases of CR&N 12L. ...

Jorge versus Turrialba, Turrialba and Cartago, Costa Rica travel blog

Jorge versus Turrialba

A travel blog entry by jpineda84

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... and asked us if we needed a ride down. Two very nice and very gay Spaniard men ended up by giving us a lift to Turrialba! It worked out perfectly considering Jorge and I had just realized moments before that we only had 9, 000 colones left (not enough to ...

Finding La Marta, Pejibaye, Costa Rica travel blog

Finding La Marta

A travel blog entry by greenhousevt

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La Marta Wildlife Refuge (near Pejibaye, Cartago Province) Story to follow. Maybe even in a newspaper. (Sorry, but I´m saving my best pictures for personal viewing in case I make this into an article!) Bird sightings Scarlet trumpet tanager ...

Turriabla, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Turriabla

A travel blog entry by paulandan

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... and get our bearings. We found the town to be filled with pleasant people, informative road signs(non-existent elsewhere in Costa Rica) and pretty scenery. After checking out a few hotels, we settled in at the interamericana. nice enough, right price, ...

The female Tarzan, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

The female Tarzan

A travel blog entry by geointheworld

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... a tough woman like myself. But the river was very nice and the environment fantastic. I am very impressed with the tourism situation in Costa Rica- Pacuare is one of the most visited rafting rivers in the world, but it was impossible for me to find any ...

Somos Locos, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Somos Locos

A travel blog entry by namaste32

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... get some real culture at the local soccer game.  I arrived to a packed house as the pictures will show.  It was Turrialba against the town over.  Tensions rose towards the end.  This barn burner ended with the other teams goalie ...

Raleigh: Eso es todo!, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Raleigh: Eso es todo!

A travel blog entry by jennyroberts

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... next morning, was the Venturers last early start, as they were all now homeward bound; split once more across UK, Bermuda, Hong Kong, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, and many more besides. I travelled on one of the buses to San Jose airport and watched as they ...

White water rafting!, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

White water rafting!

A travel blog entry by heidsontour

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3 buses later we arrived and immediately liked this town.  Pretty and everyone is happy out!  We stayed in Innes house- she owns the 'other' Spanish school in Bocas and has another one here in her home.  She's the most wonderful lady, so ...

Raleigh: As ready as we'd ever be, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Raleigh: As ready as we'd ever be

A travel blog entry by jennyroberts

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Once back from PPV, there were just five more days before the venturers would arrive. During our last days of VM training we had lots of forms to complete, soft skills to be covered and the last of the rum to be drunk! Our first day back was spent knee ...

Raleigh: The start of something interesting, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Raleigh: The start of something interesting

A travel blog entry by jennyroberts

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The start of my thirteen week Raleigh 13G expedition experience in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, was both fun and challenging in equal measure - más o menos! The thrills and spills that ensued are really too much to put into words, but I've tried to ...

All Forward!, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

All Forward!

A travel blog entry by namaste32

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... not do too badly because the group invited me to dinner tonight.  My first meal with a group!!  Tomorrow I think I will stay in Turrialba and try to do a canopy tour.    Again no photos, My camera is charged but I did not want to take ...

Turrialba and the plantation, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Turrialba and the plantation

A travel blog entry by brownej

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... ; nothing very exciting though. At 6 o'clock, Ron our guide, called a emergency meeting to tell us that the nearby volcano Turrialba, had been put on a high state of alert and we could be asked at any moment to evacuate the hotel. During that afternoon, ...

Raleigh: The Venturers descend on Fieldbase, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Raleigh: The Venturers descend on Fieldbase

A travel blog entry by jennyroberts

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... . As Raleigh is a UK charity, there would obviously be a large contingent from home; however alongside our host countries of Costa Rica and Nicargua, there would also be people from Bermuda, Hong Kong, Austalia, US and countries across Europe. The first ...

Class IV? Who Needs A Raft?, Rio Pacuare, Turrialba, Siquirres, Costa Rica travel blog

Class IV? Who Needs A Raft?

A travel blog entry by xanadu72

... making it in plenty of time. The ride was beautiful, as usual, and different scenery than I had seen in other parts of Costa Rica. Rolling grassy plains with random clusters of trees would appear in lieu of the usual dense forest for large parts of the ...

Raleigh: Jungle Camp beckons, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Raleigh: Jungle Camp beckons

A travel blog entry by jennyroberts

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For our first real taste of the Costa Rican outdoors, we had Jungle Camp to thank. It's a little like marmite, you either love it or hate it! We were split into groups of eight, roles assigned and route cards provided. We then headed off with full ...

Turrialba - rain and rafting, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Turrialba - rain and rafting

A travel blog entry by garygapyear

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... me , no matter what anyone else says :) The scenery on the bus from San Jose was wonderful again - this heartland of Costa Rica the Meseta Central really is picture postcard stuff. Until Thursday I´d been really lucky so far in Costa Rica with the ...

JJ on a mountain bike. Worst Korea move ever!, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

JJ on a mountain bike. Worst Korea move ever!

A travel blog entry by theuglyamerican

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... can see both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans from here, but all I could see was a 33 year old man that had had his ass whipped by Costa Rica. But JJ, there is now nowhere to go, but down. He walked around, had a smoke, and told me that he wasn´t happy. ...

My Own Private Crying Game, San Jose and Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

My Own Private Crying Game

A travel blog entry by theuglyamerican

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... ! I forgot to check for an Adam's apple. From crossdressing to crosscurrents!!!! Saturday morning, it was off to Turrialba, home of Costa Rica's baddest assed rivers, to spend the day rafting the beautiful Lower Pacuare River. The Pacuare is one of ...

leaving costa rica for panama, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

leaving costa rica for panama

A travel blog entry by cmoneill

... is the name of the town we're in and its  where tonnes of rafters, kayakers and bikers come to enjoy the wilderness that costa rica has to offer. The rio pacuare is supposed to be one of the most scenic rivers in the world.   ...

Auto übernommen und Fahrt nach Turrialba, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Auto übernommen und Fahrt nach Turrialba

A travel blog entry by bernd_koss

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... Saftige Weiden und Kühe gibt es aber auch reichlich und jede Menge Vögel und viele Blumen. Der Turrialba ist ein Vulkan in der zentralamerikanischen Republik Costa Rica. Er liegt nordöstlich von Cartago, direkt neben dem Irazú und erhebt sich 3.325 m ...

Tortuguero to Parismina to Turrialba, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero to Parismina to Turrialba

A travel blog entry by mogandfrog

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... . Saw many birds along the way, including several large hawks and vultures. After a couple of hours, we descended into Turrialba, an agricultural town in a valley. Turrialba is supposedly the home of the best white water rafting in Central America, a ...

Reptiles and rivers, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Reptiles and rivers

A travel blog entry by mogandfrog

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... agricultural workers about preventing snake bites. His research has shown that the numbers of venomous snakes are increasing in Costa Rica and all over the tropics in areas where natural habitat has been converted to agricultural land. After giving us a ...

White water rafting rocks!, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

White water rafting rocks!

A travel blog entry by mogandfrog

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Before our 8am pick up for the rafting, we luckily found a little soda (small cafe) that was open where our fellow rafting crew were already eating. Some friendly ticos served us up some hearty scrambled eggs, rice & beans with fried plantain, tomato ...

Turrialba, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Turrialba

A travel blog entry by rsb82

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... could just pick them up at any shoe store in San Jose, but upon further investigation found out that we had to go to Turrialba and find a guy named Olman. Seemed simple enough. And after getting into town and asking around a little bit we found out all ...

Turrialba 2, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Turrialba 2

A travel blog entry by geuensgorissen

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Vanmorgen om 7u uit de veren want om 8u kwamen ze ons aan ons hotel oppikken voor het raften. Na een minibusrit van 1u, kwamen we aan bij de rivier en kon de tocht beginnen. Ter informatie: het raften wordt doorgaans ingedeeld van categorie 1 tot 5, die ...

Turrialba, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Turrialba

A travel blog entry by geuensgorissen

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... ( hadden we eigenlijk wel moeten zien aankomen...). Gevolg: 1.5 uur rechtstaan in een overvolle bus, zigzaggend doorheen de bergen. Turrialba is een rustig, gezellig stadje met veel winkeltjes vol brol. Nog lekker geluncht en dan een heerlijke ...

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