Travel Blogs from Monteverde, Costa Rica

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With our heads in the clouds, Santa Elena/Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

With our heads in the clouds

A travel blog entry by smyth

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... and type of tourism that's going on here. It has suddenly became common for us to meet people who are only travelling within Costa Rica on vacation. Taking tours is the big thing in Santa Elena (and Monteverde) since this is where they do the zipline ...

Expensive!, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Expensive!

A travel blog entry by maille

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... cost $15 from boarder, 30 for the cznopy tour and another 60 or so to get to la fortuna and do the lava thing. However staying at sleepers here in monteverde for 5 is definitely worth recommending, hot showers!!!! Hoping to get a bus to panama ...

Volcan Arenal and Back to Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcan Arenal and Back to Monteverde

A travel blog entry by lindseyj

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... hopped on Jeep-Boat-Jeep for a weekend away in La Fortuna. I think we were all needing some distance from homestays, teaching, and Monteverde in general (we still love all three of those things, it was just time for a vacation). Jeep-Boat-Jeep is a nifty ...

Tarzan swinging, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Tarzan swinging

A travel blog entry by annakins64

... this, it's been a welcome break from the heat. Last night I was even thinking that we needed heating rather than a fan. Monteverde is basically what Queenstown is to New Zealand. There is a whole host of cool and interesting activities to do here. I ...

Day 11: Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 11: Monteverde

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... slideshow presentation about the history of the Monteverde reserve. Founded by American Quakers opposed to militarism who were attracted to Costa Rica because of a lack of army, the reserve and town were very small and under-developed until recently. We ...

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

A travel blog entry by worldfamous

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For the final leg of the trip, we made another daunting journey through the dirt roads of Cosa Rica in a five hour drive to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.  Well worth the travel, the hiking was breath-taking, with mists hanging low through the ...

In the Cloud Forests, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

In the Cloud Forests

A travel blog entry by wanderer0

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In the mountain village I enjoy the St. Helena and Monteverde Rain Forest ...

Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by lennyandcat

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We crossed the border into Costa Rica easily enough and within a few minutes into our bus ride to the Monteverde Cloud Forest we couldn't believe how green it was.  We have been used to seeing earth as dry as a bone with ...

Ziplines och bungee, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Ziplines och bungee

A travel blog entry by jakobahman

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... dagen efter for att mota upp ett gang som jag traffat tidigare. Det blev inte riktigt som jag tankt mig, da jag fastnade i Monteverde tva extra natter pga strul med bussar.   "Ziplines" ar ett trevligt satt att uppleva natur och fa en liten ...

Monteverde Cloud Forrest Zip Lines, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde Cloud Forrest Zip Lines

A travel blog entry by lpringle

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Today we left Ofir in San Jose, and Ali, Yav and I got a bus at 6am to Monteverde, which is a cloud forest reserve in Northern Costa Rica meaning it has 100% hummidity and lots of amazing plants and animals. We arrived around midday and were attacked off ...

Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by bradmccartney

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If you go to Monteverde its to visit the rainforest. theres a network of trails that you can walk along that stretch several kilometres. The problem is that due to the huge numbers of people I didn't expect to see too much wildlife. Did see lots of ...

Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by dstears

Monteverde ...

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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... in a tree. We were very lucky to see it at eye level as the next day it had ventured high into the trees. New Years eve in Monteverde involved a huge party of chocolate, Big Bang Theory and sleep by 9pm! We are definitely starting to show our ...

Monteverde Reserve - Cloud Forest Night Tour, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde Reserve - Cloud Forest Night Tour

A travel blog entry by pavel.jares

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Slunny den do vasich domovu :) Tenhle den jsme pojali trochu odpocinkove, pze jsme byli po predchozich narocnych dnech docela zniceni. Takze jsem mel cas podivat se na net, dobre se najist a zajistit prepravu smerem na jih k plazim Pacifiku. Odpoledne ...

Amigos + Cloud forests + Tarzan swing, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Amigos + Cloud forests + Tarzan swing

A travel blog entry by pablo_salma

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Well what a blessing to meet Macushla and Matt in Costa Rica. We hadn't planned to hit Costa Rica, but with the opportunity to meet up, we were in! We met in Montverde, a place famous for it’s wildlife and 'Cloud Forest’. The perfect place to ...

Brake, brake, brake!!!!, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Brake, brake, brake!!!!

A travel blog entry by jay_and_joann

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    If you are looking for big adventure in Monteverde, then zip lines are the way to go.  Our host, Ronnie, booked us a canopy tour through 100% Adventura, and they guarantee total satisfaction.  For $25 per person we were picked ...

Cloud Forests, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Cloud Forests

A travel blog entry by arthur~trillian

hoefully some ...

Cloud Forests, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Cloud Forests

A travel blog entry by arthur~trillian

hopefully some ...

Better out than in..., Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Better out than in...

A travel blog entry by sainty1

Are you seeing a theme yet? This country is just one big national park. From Volcano Arenal we headed to Monteverde NP, a privately owned piece of cloud forest. It was purchased by a bunch of Quakers to help save the rainforest, and to keep tourist ...

So long Nicaragua, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

So long Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by erics

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... and as a bonus, two foxes came around looking for a handout. Today we swung by the Frog Pond, a local eco-zoo devoted to Costa Rica's native amphibeans. Obviously. It was a lot more fun than we expected, who knew frogs were so cool? Anyway, that's ...

Bridges, ATVs and Bachata, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Bridges, ATVs and Bachata

A travel blog entry by deni367

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... definitely the worst student. But luckily, we went back down into town and to the only club, where we could dance however we wanted. It was a great night to complete our Monteverde experience. Next, it was time to go across the country and to the beach. ...

Bungees, Ziplines and Giant Tree Swings, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Bungees, Ziplines and Giant Tree Swings

A travel blog entry by samlocke3

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After getting the boat across Lake Arenal we took a jeep up to the picturesque highlands of Monteverde. On arrival at our hostel I absently flicked through the leaflets of attractions on offer in the area while AP was having a poo, only to come across one ...

A Sloth, A Swing & A Soda, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

A Sloth, A Swing & A Soda

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88

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Located between two beautiful cloud forests is Monteverde a tourist mecca within Costa Rica with a real wealth of activities day trips an excursions to relieve you of you money. A settlement evolved out of a Quaker gathering today you would be hard ...

¡Arroz y frijoles todos el tiempo! ¡Yum!, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

¡Arroz y frijoles todos el tiempo! ¡Yum!

A travel blog entry by lindseyj

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... ! Annie then went home while Matt, Curtis and I went to Los Amigos bar for a couple drinks and to join the many others watching the Costa Rica vs. Mexico football game (Costa Rica lost). I didn't stay long since I had to get home before dark. I decided to ...

Søstrene Hvid fortælle - part 2, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Søstrene Hvid fortælle - part 2

A travel blog entry by tanjahvid

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(Camilla) Torsdag 25/12 Efter en god juleaften  blev der sovet længe torsdag. Vi havde ingen planer for dagen, så vi fik slappet godt af ved poolen og fik arbejdet lidt på vores nu efterhånden gode kulør. Efter lidt aftensmad gik vi tidligt ...

Lake Arenal, coffee plantations and sloth's bum, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Lake Arenal, coffee plantations and sloth's bum

A travel blog entry by giedre-sha

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... once a two weeks to go to the bathroom and then goes back up. Unfortunately, we only got to see his big bum from down below. Adventure tour Costa Rica Quest (including all transport and accommodation) operated by G Adventures, booked through STA Travel. ...

The Cloudforest, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

The Cloudforest

A travel blog entry by cjsceats

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We spent a couple of days in this very popular and touristy cloudforest region. The main attractions are the canopy tours, which are much more like theme-park style zip-line adventures, and hikes through the cloudforest itself. We had a good relaxing ...

Adios Nicaragua, hola Costa Rica, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Adios Nicaragua, hola Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by mini_v

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... Up and ready to rumble at 6am, the coffee helped! Slept like a baby on the ferry and then another 1hr to the Honduras - Costa Rica border. Most stressful border crossing so far - made sure I had the little piece of paper from Nicaragua but got conned into ...

Adrenaline-packed day in sunny Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Adrenaline-packed day in sunny Monteverde

A travel blog entry by mini_v

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... eggs and rice and beans). Could not resist another cappuccino and then off we went to our hanging bridge tour at 100% Aventura in Monteverde! The hike was very chilled out but it wasn't really a cloudy forest for us unfortunately and we didn't get to see ...

Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by rlphillips

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We arrived in Monterverde for a quick stop to do some ziplining in the cloud forest.  We talked ourselves into the xtreme zip wiring which involved 3km of wire hanging over valleys with drops of over 500 feet and the longest line of 750 ...

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