Travel Blogs from Costa Rica

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Pura Vida!, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura Vida!

A travel blog entry by loganandkatie

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... to go to San Jose, we asked the lady behind the desk if we'd have a problem with having to present an onward ticket from Costa Rica to Panama.  She let us know there wouldn't be a problem because we were from the US, which apparently allows us to ...

not what i expected, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

not what i expected

A travel blog entry by aaronvdb

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so turns out costa rica is just set up for tourism... specifically rich americans i´m assuming. it´s so expensive here and everyone speaks english and eveything is so easy and touristy. i´m ranting. as soon as we landed in la fortuna people ...

Double Sunset, first day in Costa, San José, Costa Rica travel blog

Double Sunset, first day in Costa

A travel blog entry by hailey.reese

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Jackie dropped me off at the airport this morning so I could catch a 5 am flight to LAX then SJO. The sun was rising as we were taking off. Anyone who's ever been in an airplane knows that the clouds are like layers on a cake stacked up on each other ...

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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Hello all! I am just sitting here at an internet cafe trying to write renewable energy curriculum and thought I'd take a short break to share with you my adventures of the last few days (I'm improving!). Friday after school, Britt, Ashley, Annie ...

Piñatas and ant infestations, San José, Costa Rica travel blog

Piñatas and ant infestations

A travel blog entry by morganfay

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Well! I'm on my own now. The past week and a half was crazy-busy...summarizing time! This might have a slight overlapping with the previous posting, but I'm sure everyone can deal with that. I'm hoping that after this entry, and these past two weeks, ...

Day 12 and part of 13, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 12 and part of 13

A travel blog entry by bell.costarica

Day 12 On Wednesday night we tried to get at this resturant called Agua Azul, which is on the top of another building overlooking the ocean.  But it was closed when we got there, so we decided to take Lonely Planets advice and eat at El Gato Negro. ...

San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

San Jose

A travel blog entry by leprefrog

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... , is actually from Saarbrück, (not far from where I was born, but on the German side) and has been living in Costa Rica for the past 3 years. He was really excited to meet a neighbour. He is really really friendly and enthusiastic. I love him. ...

Rio Chirripo Valley, San Gerardo de Rivas, Costa Rica travel blog

Rio Chirripo Valley

A travel blog entry by greenhousevt

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Chirripo Mountain is the highest peak in Costa Rica. San Gerardo de Rivas, a small town of 500 people, is one base for those hoping to make the climb. I figured it was a good place to spend Holy Week, the day before Good Friday and Good Friday, during ...

35 tourists photographing one small iguana...., Quepos, Costa Rica travel blog

35 tourists photographing one small iguana....

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... the gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park. I should mention that there are a lot of national parks and conservation areas in Costa Rica; this is, of course, a good thing, because this is an insanely, intensely beautiful country with an incredible number ...

Tortugeuro Adventure, Siete, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortugeuro Adventure

A travel blog entry by megusta

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... her a rose at roadside florist at the end of the day. She almost cried. One of the best days I've had here in Costa Rica. This weekend, we made a trip with three other volunteers to Tortuguero National Park, which is on the Eastern side of the country ...

What an eventful week....., Tamarindo, Costa Rica travel blog

What an eventful week.....

A travel blog entry by dan_gee

Well this week has been anything but. Tamarindo has turned out to be quite a cool place to hang out...as I've ended up staying like 5 or 6 days now. My birthday turned out to be be well fun, drinking games and then a bar called reysol. Have been with ...

Leaving the Nest, Quepos, Costa Rica travel blog

Leaving the Nest

A travel blog entry by punkinhed7

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I've been in Costa Rica for what will be 2 weeks tomorrow.  I haven't done much aside from go to the beach, drink beer, swim in the pool, drink vodka, walk/glide in the jungle, drink tequila.  I've been at casa de Jill through the stays of Linda ...

Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

Puerto Viejo

A travel blog entry by a_broad_abroad

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I am in a tiny little town on the southern caribbean coast. The vibe here is totally different. Laid back, beachy, rasta, reggae. I like it, the beaches are beautiful, the people are nice and the hostel is ridiculous. It is called rocking j's, built ...

Chicago Has a Soccer Team?, Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica travel blog

Chicago Has a Soccer Team?

A travel blog entry by moppet77

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... Central America was the home of animals as exotic as raccoons and possums??? I was also pleasantly surprised that someone from Costa Rica stumbled across my blog and posted a very nice comment--although I had not expected anyone other than friends or ...

The Plan to Sell Everything, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

The Plan to Sell Everything

A travel blog entry by jebandcarmen

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... that we decided to do just that and we knew where our first stop was going to be.    Carmen had traveled to Costa Rica over the past 17 years, and we had flown down together a handful of times in the past 7 years. We ...

We've arrived in San Jose!, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

We've arrived in San Jose!

A travel blog entry by lindseyj

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Today we officially arrived in Costa Rica and already it has been a pretty fun adventure! Yesterday was filled with last minute errands, packing, and trying to catch up on sleep after a late Thursday out at Readymix. Then, it was off to the airport ...

Green Pacific Turtle lays eggs and HOME!, Tamarindo, Costa Rica travel blog

Green Pacific Turtle lays eggs and HOME!

A travel blog entry by ptpattys_places

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Our last night in Costa Rica was one of the best. This was not even on my bucket list because I never imagined I would have the opportunity. We saw a Green Pacific Sea turtle, sometimes called the Black Sea Turtle, come ashore to the beach, after ...

Another night in San José, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Another night in San José

A travel blog entry by chrisser71

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... wonderfully Irish girl, with this Gaelic name that was impossible to pronounce and remember. She had also booked her trip through Costa Rica Trails. However, she was pretty tired after having partied all night with some other people she met in Montezuma, ...

Back to Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Back to Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by jimstephkrueger

Back to Costa ...

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A travel blog entry by krisandmarilyn

... the Coffee Plantation with Hans. 11. Q)BEST WEATHER? A)Argentina 12. Q)CHEAPEST COUNTRY? A)Bolivia 13. Q)MOST EXPENSIVE COUNTRY A)Costa Rica followed closely by Chile 14. Q)WHAT DO WE MISS ALREADY? A) MAGE, Munchi´s ice cream in ...

Surfing and Relaxing in Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica travel blog

Surfing and Relaxing in Santa Teresa

A travel blog entry by miller.time

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Waking up early is a difficult task. Therefore I took the bus that leaves San Jose in the light and arrives at Mal Pais and Santa Teresa in the dark rather than being able to leave in the dark early morning and arriving in the day light. The ferry over ...

My second life in Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

My second life in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by india

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... family. So now I am back with my first family, the ones I lived with during my Spanish classes, my first month in Costa Rica. I kept contact with them since the beginning. My host sister, Annapa, works in events, and always has places for concerts or ...

Pura Vida: Puerto Viejo, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura Vida: Puerto Viejo

A travel blog entry by kevandjen

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We were up early to leave Monteverde as we had a full day of travel ahead of us to get to our next destination. Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. As sad as we were to be leaving Monteverde, we couldn't wait to get to the Caribbean Coast. We had heard it was one ...

back to paradise, Santa theresa, mal pais, Costa Rica travel blog

back to paradise

A travel blog entry by maiamuffin

the next morning after juggling my heart our, i caught a bus to santa thersa...again....it is soo nice there that i had to go back.  it was a long day of driving but when i got to my hostel i went straight down to the ocean and took a swim. the ...

Update in Transit, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Update in Transit

A travel blog entry by truetravelerare

... the totem pole. Throughout their history, they have deferred to the other 4 tribes of the political area of Panama and Costa Rica whenever challenged. Their survival strategy has been deference. I was told in Boquete that whenever there is a parade, the ...

CLOSE TO NATURE AS YOU CAN WITH YOUR PANTS ON..., Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica travel blog

CLOSE TO NATURE AS YOU CAN WITH YOUR PANTS ON...

A travel blog entry by prieststrip

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... crocodiles. A great deal of protection and planning has helped the National Park of Corcovado which is known at the Amazon of Costa Rica, become the remaining primary forest on the Pacific coastline between here and Mexico.  Here we were for the next ...

Update with stories, Escazu, Costa Rica travel blog

Update with stories

A travel blog entry by travelinfam

Here's an update with stories from Honduras ...

My first experience Horsebackriding, Naranjito, Costa Rica travel blog

My first experience Horsebackriding

A travel blog entry by jessicajohnston

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Very fun, but hot!!! We had to stop for lunch and a couple of beers along the ...

Tarzan swinging, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Tarzan swinging

A travel blog entry by annakins64

... Zealand. There is a whole host of cool and interesting activities to do here. I settled for doing the extreme zip lining through the Costa Rican rainforest. At first I was a little bit scared. The highest zip line is 200m in the air and the longest is 1km ...

Border From Hell, Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica travel blog

Border From Hell

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

... line" and not have to wait. Thinking that this was a special system, I agreed and he gave me the forms to enter Costa Rica, which I completed.  After that he had me follow him to the building for processing, in which I learned the express line was ...

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