Travel Blogs from La Fortuna, Costa Rica

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The Search for the treasured toucan, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

The Search for the treasured toucan

A travel blog entry by nellems

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... lakeside town of San Carlos, Nicaragua, where our heroes only just make it in time to get the early boat across the border to Costa Rica. Their journey is one of peace yet also chaos, with the peaceful nature of the River Frio, and its variety of animal ...

Costa Rica, Costa  Lot!, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica, Costa Lot!

A travel blog entry by jill.and.manuel

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... the vibrant colours, the lush vegetation, brilliant flowers, butterflies and birds - falls short of our imaginations, with one exception: Costa Rica! We have only just scratched the surface, but it does not disappoint. We have camped on a beautiful beach ...

Costa Rica: You Can Forget About The Shoestring, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica: You Can Forget About The Shoestring

A travel blog entry by doove

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... Usually I’m on the lookout for noticeable changes between countries when you cross the border towns. It’s weird that Costa Rica, a country sandwiched right in the middle has been the one chosen and aimed for American retirees with bare dollar. ...

At the Foot of Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

At the Foot of Arenal Volcano

A travel blog entry by bob_and_lana

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... our tour guide, that it is now used as the coloring agent for red M&M's. In the past, some of the indigenous peoples of Costa Rica would use it to color their bodies red. Christian selected Melanie, one of the women of our group, and used the seeds ...

Day 9: La Fortuna waterfall and Arenal volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 9: La Fortuna waterfall and Arenal volcano

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... clear day, and we had the best view yet of Arenal from town. We could see almost the entire peak of the volcano. Arenal is Costa Rica's most active volcano. A few decades ago, nobody knew it was even a volcano; it was thought to be dormant. But in ...

Arenalvulkanen, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Arenalvulkanen

A travel blog entry by helguth

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... . Vi fløy Businessclass.  Fikk sitte med snobbene i VIP-loungen.  De rike har det godt ... i grunn....  :) Ved ankomst Costa Rica leide vi bil, Helge ble sterkt anbefalt å leie en GPS, men takket pent nei til det.  å komme seg til ...

Eco Roller Coaster, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Eco Roller Coaster

A travel blog entry by soooz

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We had an interesting afternoon arriving here. Shaken by a 5.9 on the Richter scale earthquake. Thankfully it was more bemusing than serious. We called it the Eco Roller Coaster. Thankfully no casualties, no injuries, no major damage, , although we can ...

Serious jungle, serious volcano, no lava, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Serious jungle, serious volcano, no lava

A travel blog entry by matt81

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... the first place that a promoter recommends in order to get their commission then you can keep your costs down somewhat.  La fortuna and the Arenal lake are serious jungle country, way wetter and cooler than nicaragua.  Unfortunatley the Arenal ...

From San Jose to La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

From San Jose to La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

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... on curvy roads we arrived in La Fortuna! We chose our hotel and made our way to the center of town. The primary feature of La Fortuna is the Arenal Volcano. When I came to CR eight years ago, the visibility did not allow us to see the massive volcano. ...

The growing volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

The growing volcano

A travel blog entry by nancydeb

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... and rocks and gas exploded out the side of the original volcano, destroying villages and killing around 80 people. The town where La Fortuna is today was unscathed and was renamed La Fortuna to reflect its lucky escape. Today the volcano is one of the ...

Home Sweet Home, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Home Sweet Home

A travel blog entry by margreet98

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I caught the 8 am boat from Sabalos Lodge to Sand Carlos and from there boarded the boat to cross to Costa Rica - another 1 1/2 hour trip. In  Los Chiles I found an overpriced hotel and went looking for a tour of Cano Negro which is a wetlands ...

Fellowship of the ring, Volcán Arenal, Costa Rica travel blog

Fellowship of the ring

A travel blog entry by megusta

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... Volcanoe looked much like the vast barren lands of Mordor. So enjoy this amazing recount of an awesome weekend - our very first weekend in Costa Rica.   Satruday at the break of dawn 7 of us boarded this shuttle taxi to a bus depot to take the local ...

Hot Lava, Hot Springs and Hot Girls, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Hot Lava, Hot Springs and Hot Girls

A travel blog entry by travel.junkie

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Day One on the Volcano. we awoke early for our zipline tour. We ate fruit platters and drank delicious coffee and a bus picked us up. We drove to a ranch-type place where we put on helments and borded a tractor. The tractor pulled us up the ...

Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Arenal Volcano

A travel blog entry by mikemel

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... saw nothing but the most spectacular thunderstorms!!  Well, we sort of knew that it might be like this as we have come to Costa Rica in what they call "Green Season" - to be honest that´s just excellent marketing talk for "Rainy Season" !!  ...

drumetie la vulcanul Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

drumetie la vulcanul Arenal

A travel blog entry by tudormaxim

... plin de entuziasm sa negociez inchirierea unei motociclete Honda,rosie si frumoasa pentru a descoperi mai usor imprejurimile din La Fortuna, cascadele, vulcanul Arenal si lacul Arenal.motocicleta avea schimbator manual si in cele din urma am luat un ...

catching up to Tico Time, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

catching up to Tico Time

A travel blog entry by katywade

... up early the next day to head to into  BriBri Indigenous territory.  The BriBri are the largest of Costa Rica's eight remaining indigenous groups. While the Maleku only have 600 members, the BriBri number well over ...

From San Jose to La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

From San Jose to La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by ptpattys_places

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... ; They live in this tree beside a river because tourists feed them, apparently very well.  We said adios to Alex in La Fortuna at our hotel, Magic Mountain Hotel and Spa.  From our window and balcony we can see closely the active Arenal volcano ...

A volcano at the end of the street., La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

A volcano at the end of the street.

A travel blog entry by irvin.cane2

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... erupted since the early seventies;it merely bubbles and  belches out steam and vapour.   We had a great time in La Fortuna. It's a friendly, compact little town and there's plenty to do and see.We sampled the fleshpots of the hot thermal ...

Cataratas., La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Cataratas.

A travel blog entry by astralcars

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Well we haven´t seen any lava yet, because the Volcano is surrounded in clouds, but we did take a very beautiful hike to a waterfall with a swimming hole. Very cool! Altogether it´s been a very good day. Tonite we will see what happens with the ...

parties and volcanoes, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

parties and volcanoes

A travel blog entry by ebmargit

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Hello! It's been an interesting and packed week this past week. I finally feel like everything is coming together, which is as it should be! Morgan, of course, is doing wonderfully with the kids, as is Sol Anyel, and so I feel like I can return to the ...

Volcanoes and Vertigo, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcanoes and Vertigo

A travel blog entry by garyjampot

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... trying to decipher the queuing system we managed to get on and more importantly to get a seat. Arrived in a highlands town called La Fortuna, famous for its close vicinity to the active Volcano Arenal. Had an idea where we wanted to stay so batted off ...

Arenal volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Arenal volcano

A travel blog entry by clandybar

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... , hike in the forest and later relax in the hot springs near by. The tour started at 3:30 p.m. so we spent the morning exploring La Fortuna and then returned to the hotel to have a swim. As luck would have it, the clouds parted at about noon so we could ...

Waterfall repelling is so exhilerating, la fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Waterfall repelling is so exhilerating

A travel blog entry by salsita

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... doing such a  cool activity.  I am totally hooked and will try and look into doing more in the UK or come back to Costa Rica and do 3-4 days hiking and repelling whilst camping... this is the way to do it so Diego tells me. That evening still ...

La Fortuna - bring me good fortune please!, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

La Fortuna - bring me good fortune please!

A travel blog entry by mini_v

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... for another 2hrs on Laguna de Arenal and then we arrived to La Fortuna! Back to the lowlands and to stifling heat!!! La Fortuna (meaning the fortunate) is the little town at the bottom of Volcan Arenal. It was renamed as La Fortuna (previously named El ...

Ankunft in Costa Rica und Vulkan Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Ankunft in Costa Rica und Vulkan Arenal

A travel blog entry by flitterjahr

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... es sich dort eine gemuetliche Stelle sucht und genuesslich wieder in den Schlaf driftet. Was fuer ein beeindruckendes Tier! Zurueck in La Fortuna schaffen wir es gerade noch, unsere Sachen umzupacken, bevor es mit dem Kleinbus auf die naechste Tour geht, ...

Waterfalls, Volcanoes and Springs, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Waterfalls, Volcanoes and Springs

A travel blog entry by samlocke3

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... and an eerie red glow surrounding the summit. We then had some exquisite sangria and dinner at Lava lounge. On our first day in La Fortuna we took an afternoon tour which was a horseback and waterfalls trip. The horses, bless them, were very hot and I'm ...

La Fortuna, Costa Rica. 06/10 to 08/10 2007, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

La Fortuna, Costa Rica. 06/10 to 08/10 2007

A travel blog entry by knotty

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La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by beccarose

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Becca So we finally met up with my friend Kenery and her bf Wirt in La Fortuna, which is a small town near Volcan Arenal, a large active volcano. The hostel we all stayed out turned out to be kinda gross and the owner tried to scam us on every activity ...

New Years Day, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

New Years Day

A travel blog entry by delsar

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... and a white-faced monkey (this was a real highlight for Alex who had been hoping to see one ever since we arrived in Costa Rica). On the volcano we hiked to a waterfall among the lava flow from the initial 1968 eruption, learned about many plant species ...

A weekend admiring nature's wonders, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

A weekend admiring nature's wonders

A travel blog entry by brigidg

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... pictures, finish schoolwork, do some work on our theses and get ready for class starting Wednesday. It's a lot warmer here than in Montreal that's for sure, am I making anyone jealous?!?!?! The invite is open, Costa Rica awaits... come one come ...

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