Travel Blogs from Monteverde, Costa Rica

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Wait, Who's the Boy Again?, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Wait, Who's the Boy Again?

A travel blog entry by apot-of-flowers

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Latin. Dance. Class. Today I had my last day of classes in Monteverde, ate ice cream for lunch, attempted to make botanical jewelry, and got my groove on. The end of classes are always bittersweet. I really do like all of the teachers that I get to work ...

Bungeeeeeee!, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Bungeeeeeee!

A travel blog entry by rachelniewiada

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... and began hooting and hollering for it was such a rush of adrenaline. You open your eyes and you see nothing but beautiful, luscious Costa Rica below. The only thing that comes to mind is how blessed I am to have such a wonderful life! It is easily the ...

Dream Come True!, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Dream Come True!

A travel blog entry by lauramitchell13

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... be a multimedia designer/developer and we had an exhibit at the time for the birds of the Cloud Forest from Monteverde, Costa Rica. There was a local artist, Charles Harper who was commissioned to create a poster celebrating the amazing fauna of the ...

Among the clouds of Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Among the clouds of Monteverde

A travel blog entry by jdekoz

... for the next morning. The only other agenda items I had were an afternoon meeting and a lecture, both at the Monteverde Institute (www.mvinstitute.org). I slept the rest of the day in intermittent feverish sweats and chilled shivers until pulling ...

Natur und Genussmittel, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Natur und Genussmittel

A travel blog entry by peter.erne.58

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Zweiter Tag mit vollem Programm im Monteverde, genauer in Santa Helena. Morgenspaziergang mit Gary im Curi Cancha Reserve, einem privaten Park. Start um 0700h gleich mit Öffnung des Parks. Wir sind primär zur Vogelbeobachtung hier. Zunächst beobachten ...

autofahren, regenwald, canopy o deja-oido, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

autofahren, regenwald, canopy o deja-oido

A travel blog entry by julegschwander

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monteverde, santa elena! vom strand hiess es dann wieder ab in die berge und nicht nur das sondern auch in den regen(wald)! ziehmlicher temperaturschock fuer mich! um die 15 c bloss, oder so! auf jeden fall richtig kalt und nass!!! bin glaub zum ersten ...

Finally... some cool weather!!, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Finally... some cool weather!!

A travel blog entry by dianaford

... across Lake Arenal with an amazing view of the volcano, we embarked on a very very bumpy twisty drive to Santa Elana, our base for the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Our hotel was based at the top of a very steep hill, every time I walked up it, I had to stop ...

Day 6 - going into Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 6 - going into Monteverde

A travel blog entry by lovejezelle

... to which we did. We had played Ellen's app "Heads up!" for a little while and just talked throughout our 3 hour trip to Monteverde. Right when we were getting into Monteverde, it was quite the rocky road that we were taking and we have to make swerves ...

Resplendent Quetzal!, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Resplendent Quetzal!

A travel blog entry by rnespeca

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... day.  We went to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve which is the most popular destiantion for ecotourist when they Come to Costa Rica.  One of the most important birds to find here is the Resplendent Quetzal.  Well we started off the day ...

Travelling to Costa Rica, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Travelling to Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by jensadventures

... so we could catch the 7am ferry back to the mainland. It didn't take us long to reach the border, we got into Costa Rica about 9.30am. On the way to Monteverde there was a big thunderstorm and a few cars in front a tree fell in the road. One of the lorry ...

Arenal to Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Arenal to Monteverde

A travel blog entry by avengerpenguins

... narrower, you might have missed a signpost. We had been unable to book our first choice accommodation, Finca Valverde, before leaving for Costa Rica, so we booked ourselves into the Arco Iris Lodge in Santa Elena (both locations can easily be found on the ...

Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by avengerpenguins

... and noted that the bird is seen 'mostly' in foliage of conifers, especially 'Guatemalan Cypress' and 'several sightings at Monteverde'. Further research on return to the UK revealed that a Hermit Warbler had been seen in the conifers by the Cheese ...

Monteverde Ziplining, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde Ziplining

A travel blog entry by jensadventures

This morning we got our breakfast from the bakery then got picked up from the hotel at 8am to go ziplining. It was about a 20 minute drive away, we got all our equipment then were driven for another 5 mins.  There were about 7 ziplines and 1 tarzan ...

Bats and Butterflies, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Bats and Butterflies

A travel blog entry by nanseaj

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... around the little town of Santa Elena for a bit, not much to see really it is just a hub for folks going into Monteverde.  We visited a butterfly garden where we were greeted by a young lady who would guide us through the gardens.  Asking where ...

Macaws in Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Macaws in Monteverde

A travel blog entry by lynsey.nault

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... level cloud cover, usually at the canopy level. As well, because cloud forests are also referred to as mossy forests, and Monteverde is also considered rainforest, I think I've lucked out because there haven't been many clouds since I've been here. ...

Guided tour through Santa Elena Cloud Forest, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Guided tour through Santa Elena Cloud Forest

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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... they will spray a small amount of cyanide in the air.  It smells like almonds. We saw what is essentially the turkey of Costa Rica and were able to get pictures.  We also saw a tarantula hanging out in his den.  One of the last things we ...

Ziplining joy, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Ziplining joy

A travel blog entry by fiwarrander

Wooo! Ziplining through the canopy of Monteverde Cloud Forest. Great fun, low effort. Brilliant! Really nice out here, though not so cheap and yesterdays storm on our arrival at least was pretty ...

Monteverde or bust!, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde or bust!

A travel blog entry by ariela_brendan

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... features 5 foot width and capacity of 80 people per bridge which makes the treetop walkways at Selvatura Park the longest bridge system in Costa Rica. The place was pretty quiet so we really did have the bridges all to ourselves. On one of the bridges we ...

Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by michaelm

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... in den Baumwipfeln kann man den Wald beobachten oder an 600m Stahlseilen mit Rollen durch den Wald rasen - Die so genannte Canopy-Tour. Monteverde ist auch fuer den Naturmuffel eine Reise wert - sei es nur um dem Gestank und dem Laerm von San Jose eine ...

So a Cloud Forest is really just the bush.., Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

So a Cloud Forest is really just the bush..

A travel blog entry by hollando

... and my trousers had got too tight and were digging in´even though I was starving, so when the bus conductor a few metres into Costa Rica wouldn´t let me off the (stationary and not leaving for another 10 minutes anyway) bus to get some food, my first ...

Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by juliemsw

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     We got picked up at 7:15 this morning to go on the Sky Trek Canopy Tour in Monteverde.  The canopy tour consisted of 9 ziplines.  The longest zipline was close to half a mile. Some of the ziplines had speeds of almost 40 ...

Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by mpoelzl

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... , it was a good rush as there is a bit of a free fall to start with. A bit more sedate in the afternoon with a visit to the local frog centre to see the different species from around Costa Rica, they are pretty interesting animals believe it or ...

High in a cloud forest, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

High in a cloud forest

A travel blog entry by libbycav

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... use to describe themselves.  The hotel was in the Tirimbini Rainforest Reseve.  The National Parks cover about 23% of Costa Rica, but their entry points are managed by private companies, which is where it gets really expensive.  Even though ...

Chicas Overboard :(, Rio Pacuare, Costa Rica travel blog

Chicas Overboard :(

A travel blog entry by senoritas-cr

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... a cat! Please pull over says the Texas dude that speaks espanol (on my behalf) and off I am, visiting the local's garden. Sorry Costa Rica... No coversation for the remaining 2.5hrs drive - we r out cold... Pit stop for bfast and it is yummy yum yum! ...

Coffee WIN, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Coffee WIN

A travel blog entry by ariela_brendan

... to a stall behind the arts and crafts market in San Jose and a snack counter during a bathroom break on the road to Monteverde).  I have yet to be disappointed.  Of particular note, around the corner from the central market we stumbled across a ...

Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by raistlin_78

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... not going to be very interesting. Way to draw the interested reader in. So after the five days spent down in the south of Costa Rica, I embarked on another mammoth journey to the north west of San Jose to Monteverde. 15 hours on the bus pretty much. ...

Zip A Dee Do Da, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Zip A Dee Do Da

A travel blog entry by sianm_jones

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... pack once again. We had supper at a lovely restaurant called trio and they had fabulous cocktails. Passionfruit mojito. Yummy. We leave Costa Rica tomorrow for Nicaragua. Ive enjoyed Costa Rica but i'm looking forward to seeing some more of the culture of ...

Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by ls90000

Next up was Monteverde, a small town high in the hills that was incredibly windy. Getting there was like travelling through a Dr Seuss book, imagine what he'd draw when describing steep hills, wind swept trees and fast moving clouds. I got to go zip ...

Zipping through the canopy, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Zipping through the canopy

A travel blog entry by ariela_brendan

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... very light (still full from the night before, but didn't want to turn down coffee!) breakfast. By 8:45am we were on the road to Monteverde. The ride up was on an Interbus which held about 8 people, all of which turned out to be Americans. The ride up was ...

Regenwald, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Regenwald

A travel blog entry by jerrytrip

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... als Gringos benannt, daher heißt 'Gringo-Trail' sowas wie 'Touri-Trampelpfad'. Wenn man möglichst wenig von dem 'richtigen' Costa Rica kennenlernen will und lieber alles vorgekaut bekommt und in einer künstlichen Welt leben will, trampelt man einfach ...

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