Travel Blogs from Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica

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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 - the cloud forest, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde - the cloud forest

A travel blog entry by brownej

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... around on one leg, with the leg extended forwards whilst trying to keep their ankle next to the childs'! Monteverde is famous for its cloud forest, and I had every hope of seeing the green red-eyed frog (an icon I thought of Costa Rica). We got ...

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 ...

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 ...

Frogs and Insects and Butterflies-Oh My!, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Frogs and Insects and Butterflies-Oh My!

A travel blog entry by caraandmarkray

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... to the Ranario (Frog Pond). We had a guide that took us through the exhibits and showed us numerous types of frogs unique to Costa Rica including one called "blue jeans" and Costa Rica's most famous frog "the red eye tree frog." There was another family ...

Two full weeks in Costa Rica!, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Two full weeks in Costa Rica!

A travel blog entry by caraandmarkray

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... and green instead of the yellow we are used to in the States). After the farmer's market we made our way to the Monteverde Reserve Cloud Forest. The guide at the entry way showed us several options for trails and we chose to take a two and a half hour ...

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

Cloudforest trails

A travel blog entry by jandkross

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... , and other trees covered with epiphytes and bromeliads.  The lovely weather though meant that we did not experience typical cloud forest conditions with moisture laden leaves and moss dripping overhead. By the time we had walked back to town we were ...

Miercoles, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Miercoles

A travel blog entry by caraandmarkray

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... so between studying spanish vocabulary and watching cartoons in spanish we began to contemplate some of the different quirks here in Costa Rica. For example, the use of toilet paper. You are not supposed to put toilet paper in the toilet after you use ...

Pax för att vara Tarzan, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Pax för att vara Tarzan

A travel blog entry by evahagel

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... och svettandet. Tänk att faktiskt behöva en tröja på kvällen...lyx! :) Första dagen tog jag en guidad tur i Monteverde Cloud Forest, mycket intressant och fick även se en quetzal (googla denna), vilket oftast är målet med turen men också ...

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