Travel Blogs from Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica

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Parc naturel Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Parc naturel Monteverde

A travel blog entry by florentv

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Nous partons de bon matin pour aller visiter le parc national Monteverde ! Aussi appelé Forêt des nuages -car les nuages y sont omniprésents tout au long de l'année-, cette forêt tropicale humide m'a permis de découvrir une végétation que je ...

Swinging above the forest, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Swinging above the forest

A travel blog entry by simon.caryn

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... doing this) But it wasn't meant to be – first up was the bridge walks. Which was actually pretty amazing. Monteverde Forest is known as a Cloud Forest... There are 18 different types of forests in the world (who knew) and Costa Rica had 12 of them. ...

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

Cloud Forest

A travel blog entry by mrandmrsmurrell

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... at the same time get soaked by horizontal rain being blown down from the mountains. We visited the two cloud forest protected reserves.  At St Elena reserve we were soaked to the skin by 3 hours of torrential rain.  At Monteverde reserve we had ...

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

Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by shanem

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... An hour later I´m in Liberia, a not very impressive stopover on the way to Monteverde. It is needed because the journey to Montverde, a cloud forest in the mountains about halfway between the Atlantic and Pacific is notoriously cumbersome. The ...

Lots of activities, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Lots of activities

A travel blog entry by ren_n_ems

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... plants to the finished product, Ren drinking it and feeling pretty wired all evening. Evening - Its time for our night walk in the forest, we saw coatis (part of the racoon family), agoutis (not sure how to spell this but looked like a big big rat), ...

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

Costa Ricccccccaaaaa

A travel blog entry by trush-parul2011

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... before the bus back so we decided to see the reptile exhibit and it was one of te highlights. There are soo many snakes in Costa Rica ! Bloody big ones as well. There there was the toads and the multicoloured tiny frogs that can kill you in an hours . ...

Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by la-buena-vida

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Après etre restés 2 jours à Santa teresa, nous avons été à Monteverde, une petite ville dans les montagnes pas très loin du volcan Arenal toujours en activité. Mais quand nous sommes arrivés, on est tombés malade tous les deux ce qui fait que ...

Ziplining in a Cloud Forest -average weekday stuff, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Ziplining in a Cloud Forest -average weekday stuff

A travel blog entry by rahulandben

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After La Fortuna we drove to Monteverde, which is a natural reserve or cloud forest (so called because at the altitude of 1800m there is canopy level cloud cover) and stayed in the nearby town of Santa Elena. On the way the Daihatsu Bego and its ...

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

Cloud Forest Adventures

A travel blog entry by lisaknott

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... muffin hills exploding with colour into the endless green. At 6.30 the following morning we took a hike into the Santa Elena Cloud Forest.  The 3 hour hike took us through dense primary and secondary rainforest.  Few animals were spotted but the ...

Horses, Zip-Lines and Lovely Rain in Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Horses, Zip-Lines and Lovely Rain in Monteverde

A travel blog entry by elliefis

After much sweating and stinging insects on the Caribbean coast, the cool climate and rain of the Monteverde Cloud  Forest have been a welcome change! (I never thought I´d see the day when I welcomed rain!). On Sunday we caught a 4 hour bus back ...

About cameras and women..., Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

About cameras and women...

A travel blog entry by orioncoh

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זה התחיל ברגל שמאל. או ימין. תלוי איך ...

Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by jamie88

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... with twice - it reminded me of talking to granny! Earlier in the day we had booked to go zip-lining above canopes in the cloud forest and, knowing that photos are taken whilst you do it, we headed into town and all of us except Natasha (who decided ...

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

On to Monteverde

A travel blog entry by jcrumrine

... or seasonings though.  I've found something I've liked every place we've gone.  They aren't big dessert people here in Costa Rica so that part is a little different for us, but we did have ice cream several times. Tomorrow we will go ...

Zip-lines, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Zip-lines

A travel blog entry by jcrumrine

Last night we went to a restaurant where there is a tree growing in the middle for our celebratory dinner.  Kate asked the waiter about cake and he brought out a piece of cake with a candle in it for Jason.  The dinner was very good and we were ...

Country number 5 - Costa Rica, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Country number 5 - Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by ren_n_ems

Today we arrived in Costa Rica and stayed in Santa Elena which is next door to the Monteverde cloud forestCosta Rica´s looks beautiful and so green.  Santa Elena is about 4k feet above sea level so is a bit more chilly than we are used ...

Nature walk and Zip wiring, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Nature walk and Zip wiring

A travel blog entry by littleshivy

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We were up at 5.45am again in order to be ready for our nature walk. We got picked up and taken to the Monteverde Rain Forest reserve. We had asked especially which tour we should go on to see a Toucan and of course we were recommended the most expensive ...

Extremo Zip Line, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Extremo Zip Line

A travel blog entry by ren_n_ems

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Today we did a crazy Zip Line here in Costa Rica. It was the most hardcore one we could find called EXTREMO. You probably know what zip lining is but if you don't, it's basically you sit in a little harness which hangs from a cable on a pulley. The ...

Costa Rican (Chicken Bus) Rendition, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rican (Chicken Bus) Rendition

A travel blog entry by mikesprake

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... passports stamped and existed in the frenetic no mans land (the earthly equivalent of purgatory). Our destination was the Monteverde Cloud Forest (more on exactly what that is later) and the adjoining town, Santa Elena several hundred Kilometres to the ...

Tarantulas in the dark, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Tarantulas in the dark

A travel blog entry by samellietravels

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... lake, then another minibus through the coffee plantations to the town of Monteverde which is situated in the center of a number of cloud forest reserves. After arriving and settling in to a hostel we booked to go on a night hike in a reserve called ...

Jul 05, 2011, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Jul 05, 2011

A travel blog entry by yearofdan

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Misty Mountain Hop in Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Misty Mountain Hop in Monteverde

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... " five hour bus ride from San Jose brought us to Santa Elena, a small mountain town on the edge of Monteverde National Park, known for its cloud forest and canopy tours. We stayed at the Cabina El Pueblo, the new upstair rooms ($27 double) is a great ...

Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by littleshivy

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The journey from Arenal to Monteverde was great and the rain has actually finally stopped! We still weren´t able to get a full view of the volcano, but at least we could see some of it! The "jeep-boat-jeep" that we had been sold actually turned out to be ...

Cloud Forest Zip Lining / Tarzan swing / Rappel, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Cloud Forest Zip Lining / Tarzan swing / Rappel

A travel blog entry by oltona

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From San Jose we took a 5 hour bus ride through winding mountainous roads to the very green cloud forest reserve of Monteverde.  Straddling the Continental Divide at 1440 meters (4662 ft), the Santa Elena and Monteverde Cloud Forest area is one of ...

Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by simoncole

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... expect in central America. Total chaos. A queue of lorries half a mile long on the Nicaragua side and a mile long in Costa Rica. Police inspecting the contents. Several places to report to, get your passport inspected or stamped, pay some money, and they ...

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

Costa Rica - Monteverde

A travel blog entry by leanne.baker

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... to try to make a living through logging and farming. It was a 4 hour bus ride to our half way point in San Jose (capital of Costa Rica), but the driver still felt the need for a break after an hour and told everyone to get off for a minimum of 20 ...

horse poo foot, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

horse poo foot

A travel blog entry by rachaelforster

We´ve been in Monteverde for 2 days now, arriving after a 9hr bus journey. On the first night we went to a bar called Bar Amigos, which was a cross between a Texan barn and a school disco. Couples with perfectly practiced dance routines were there, as ...

Travelling? What`s Travelling? by Sandra, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Travelling? What`s Travelling? by Sandra

A travel blog entry by weemcd

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... abilities that holidaymakers don't have or need.  Just this week we joined a two day tour to a fairly remote part of Costa Rica (move forward 4 for going somewhere remote) accessible only by boat (+2) in order to see sea turtles laying their eggs in ...

Our heads in the clouds..., Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Our heads in the clouds...

A travel blog entry by caraandmarkray

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... between ocean and mountains (and our driver spotting a howler monkey) we made our way to the bumpy road leading from Puntarenas up to Monteverde. Although the road was only 15 km it managed to take us at least an hour and a half due to the rough ...

Weekend #1, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Weekend #1

A travel blog entry by caraandmarkray

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... Yourself before making our ascent back to Casa Del Toro. Sunday, it poured rain most of the day and when it pours rain in Monteverde it seems to swallow up the whole region in a thick mist making it hard to see even the neighbor's house. Luckily for us ...

Adios Monteverde!, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Adios Monteverde!

A travel blog entry by caraandmarkray

... _AKOk After we zipped our way down the mountain we decided to take the skywalk which was about an hour hike through the cloud forest with opportunities to cross over 5 different hanging bridges. While we didn't see much wildlife besides birds, it was a ...

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