Travel Blogs from Costa Rica

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With our heads in the clouds, Santa Elena/Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

With our heads in the clouds

A travel blog entry by smyth

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... and type of tourism that's going on here. It has suddenly became common for us to meet people who are only travelling within Costa Rica on vacation. Taking tours is the big thing in Santa Elena (and Monteverde) since this is where they do the zipline ...

Living Large in Costa Rica, Plantillo Dominical Costa Rica, Costa Rica travel blog

Living Large in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by karigraven

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... in Costa Rica, I've changed Ciao to Hola for 4 months. My travel adventure has taken me to the beautiful Central American country of Costa Rica. I flew from Florence, Italy to San Jose, CR a week ago today, with a brief stop over in Newark, NJ. long ...

Rain, rain and rain in Puerto Veijo, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

Rain, rain and rain in Puerto Veijo

A travel blog entry by worldtrip_kp

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This morning I woke up around 8:30.. After a nice long sleep I woke up from the rain.. It has been raining since 20:00 last night, so over 12 hours, and it's still going.. Nice and refreshing, I even woke up from the cold during the night.. Cool.. After ...

Expensive!, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Expensive!

A travel blog entry by maille

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Had a gorgeous bus ride from the pan-american highway up thrrough the mountains to monteverde yesterday. Also got luck again with all our connections so moving smooth. Fly through the forests this morning on 14 zip lines, really good fun and now we're ...

Pit stop in Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Pit stop in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by krisraym

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... (those drivers are freakin nuts!--our cabi to the airport was driving 100km/hr in a 45km/hr zone--no joke!). 6) If I ever return to Costa Rica, I will head for the coast so fast, I won't even notice that I was ever in San Jose. On the brightside, I ...

A rain al, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

A rain al

A travel blog entry by danandlawontour

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... after some of the transport we've had over the past few months. One of the first things we noticed was how nice the Costa Ricans were, genuinely good people. It's the safest Central American country and they say they are "happiest country in the world". ...

Mountain of Green!, Santa Elena, Costa Rica travel blog

Mountain of Green!

A travel blog entry by loganandkatie

Monteverde continued to be just as rainy and cold as it was when I wrote the last entry, but I guess it was a nice, refreshing change from the heat and humidity we'd been experiencing before.  We spent 3 nights in Monteverde, or rather in the town ...

How to kill a man with a pen, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

How to kill a man with a pen

A travel blog entry by azmarine

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We wake, pack, find a bank, buy tickets to San Jose, get fruit and pastry, and sit in the park for breakfast.  A man reeking of beer approaches and begs for money for "coffee".  We say no but he persists and wants to know why.  We hold ...

the dates are all wrong for these..., Cahuita, Costa Rica travel blog

the dates are all wrong for these...

A travel blog entry by ssweeten

After a few days in Puerto Viejo we went north to Cahuita. We only spent one full day here in the national park. Very pretty...we saw a bunch of sloths and howler monkeys. that's about it for Cahuita, nothing too exciting. OH we also saw a bootlegged ...

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 ...

Standortwechsel nach La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Standortwechsel nach La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by mayrk

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Heute Nacht hat es geregnet. Als wir wieder um 06:00h Früh aufstehen gibt es draußen eine nebelige Stimmung und die Sonne beginnt sich durchzukämpfen. Wir sitzen auf der Terrasse und genießen die Urwaldgeräusche. Heute heißt es Abschied ...

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 ...

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