Travel Blogs from Costa Rica

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Flip-Flopping It, Osa Peninsula Coastline, Costa Rica travel blog

Flip-Flopping It

A travel blog entry by jr_riel

At our first (and biggest) river crossing of the day, I opted to flip-flop it the rest of the way. Ash and Scott looked at me nervously. Although charging the world with bare feet or slippers is all the craze in Hawaii, it was true that I'd never ...

La Rana Bocona, Jaco, Costa Rica travel blog

La Rana Bocona

A travel blog entry by andycrisp

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Been a long time since my last blog, for which i apologize, however, the excitement quota somewhat declines when you are ensconced in one town and working every day! It is two months since i waved Steve off in a Heathrow lay by (i'll ignore the ...

The  Chocolate Tour., Palo Seco, Costa Rica travel blog

The Chocolate Tour.

A travel blog entry by wandering-again

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We spent a fabulous couple of hours with Juan-Luis on a tasting tour on the farm. It was wonderful to see the huge variety of fruits grown on the farm, some new to us, and we tried most of them. We saw and smelled a cinnamon tree, which was a ...

Olive Ridley (Lora) Turtle Watching, Ostional, Costa Rica travel blog

Olive Ridley (Lora) Turtle Watching

A travel blog entry by smylazar

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... dug up by the next wave of sea turtles in their search to deposit their eggs safe from harm.  Therefore since 1987 the Costa Rican government allows for an annual temporary suspension of the international ban on turtle-egg taking on the first 2 dawns of ...

Volcano Arenal, La fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcano Arenal

A travel blog entry by jotoon

Hola amigos, Aangekomen in La fortuna werden we belaagd door een bende hotel ronselaars. De temperatuur laaide hoog op evenals ons gemoed. Uiteindelijk dan toch nog een goede verblijfplaats gevonden. De volgende dag hebben we een tour gedaan naar ...

Mi Ultimo Dia, Puriscal, Costa Rica travel blog

Mi Ultimo Dia

A travel blog entry by espriseme

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I taught the kids how to play the game described in Tuesday's entry, and gave Stephanie the cardboard clock I made. I should have taken a picture; it came out better than I'd expected.   The kids loved the game, although it took them a while to ...

Day 7: Rara Avis to La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 7: Rara Avis to La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by segacs

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Another early wake-up as we prepared to leave Rara Avis the same way we came. After breakfast, we pulled on our socks and boots, loaded our bags onto the tractor, and began our hike down. Unfortunately, our uncanny luck weather-wise had run out, and it ...

hummingbird heaven and Puma prey, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica travel blog

hummingbird heaven and Puma prey

A travel blog entry by mknox

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... start by updating some previously misleading facts. I had been advised The Resplendent Quetzal is the national bird of both Guatemala and Costa Rica. For Guatemala this is true and is in fact their national currency: 'the Quetzal". A Costa Rican guide ...

Hauptstadt Costa Ricas erkunden, Tourabschluss, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Hauptstadt Costa Ricas erkunden, Tourabschluss

A travel blog entry by srworldtrip2015

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Volcan, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcan

A travel blog entry by miller.time

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Ad-libbing buses on leap day from: Tamarindo to Liberia Liberia to Canas Canas to Tileran Tileran to ... I missed the last bus out of Tileran to Monte Verde, so I got on the bus about to leave for Volcan Arenal. It is easy to ...

From paradise back to city life, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

From paradise back to city life

A travel blog entry by goodygrass

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We´re in San Jose now!  Have spent the last 3 days on buses and ferries travelling from the bay islands in Honduras all the way down to Tegucigalpa and then last night in Managua, Nicaragua.  It was somewhat of a shock going from such a ...

looooong travel back to Mexico ahead..., Liberia, Costa Rica travel blog

looooong travel back to Mexico ahead...

A travel blog entry by mtrm

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Sorry, the Czech translation only for now, EN one will come later... V Panamě City se nám přelomilo naše cestování Střední Amerikou a my zamířili zase zpět na sever. Ještě v samotné Panamě jsme měli ...

end of a nice, but painful week, Jaco, Costa Rica travel blog

end of a nice, but painful week

A travel blog entry by maiamuffin

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so, its been a week and lots and not much happenings.  going back to the first few days at the resort, most of which were spent not doing much. my burn was still as strong as when i had just gotten it and just now is starting to fade....and peel, ...

Morning at the Beach, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Morning at the Beach

A travel blog entry by jessicajohnston

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We spent the morning at the beach and the afternoon at the ...

Platanillo to visit Ruben and Lucy, Platanillo, Costa Rica travel blog

Platanillo to visit Ruben and Lucy

A travel blog entry by nabeards

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... our way to San Jose from San Isidro. We were heading to the airport to come back to the US. Lucy and Ruben moved to Costa Rica about a decade ago, and they’ve built up a cattle ranch that produces milk and beef. They told us back in 2011 that ...

Post travel day in Costa Rica, Dominical, Costa Rica travel blog

Post travel day in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by gypsyzoe

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... 6 liter bottles!  As for the soda, that is Chuck’s weakness, but his thrift may trump his taste for future Costa Rican cola.  We headed down a side road following tour vans filled with tourists heading for some unknown adventure.  It ...

Rain, Zapote, Costa Rica travel blog

Rain

A travel blog entry by limehybrid

Hi everyone. It just rains and rains in this country. That´s it just rain. Nothing´s happening here. We go to school and hangout with our host family and Jeff invents reasons to leave the house. We´ve seen a couple of movies this week and we ate some ...

Playa del Coco in Costa Rica, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica travel blog

Playa del Coco in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by pavel.jares

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Zdravim z krasne Kostariky, kam jsme dorazili z Nikaraguy. Bude se mi po Nikarague styskat, ale tady je to take nadherne. Je to tu rozhodne turistictejsi a rozvinutejsi. V poledne jsme udelali s Magnusem sendvic a odpoledne se na plazi se k nam pripojila ...

Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by nikkid1983

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... to see a sloth’s butt high in the trees, in the dark. Lol. It was too funny. It was still cool though! Welcome to Costa Rica! I roomed with the Swedish girls again. We had the best room! There was a balcony and a big room with 2 couches and a bunk ...

Pineapples and Volcanos, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Pineapples and Volcanos

A travel blog entry by edpass

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... ; After many people's suggestions of their techniques, they were all proven wrong, and the humorous presenter (I think everyone in Costa Rica is a born comedian) gave us the goods.  Look for one with these 4 characteristics...big eyes, a cylindrical ...

Monte Verde, Monte Verde  Costa Rica, Costa Rica travel blog

Monte Verde

A travel blog entry by d-rocka

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... was pretty cool but I have seen better in drumheller AB haha, 6 bucks though.. Some (most) things are like canadian prices in Costa... but some times you get a decent deal: Delux burger and fries, a coke, a expresso, and fresh fruit milk shake for ...

Bananaland, Cahuita, Costa Rica travel blog

Bananaland

A travel blog entry by janinger

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... bezahlen. Es ist ja nicht so, dass ich Toast besonders gerne esse, aber Frühstücken tue ich gerne. Unsere Aufenthaltszeit in Costa Rica wird wohl eher kurz ausfallen. Das Costa Rica tatsächlich viel Natur und Wildlife zu bieten hat, durften wir gleich ...

Lo siento, no hablo español, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Lo siento, no hablo español

A travel blog entry by cookcorn

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Costa Rica, here we are (home of possibly the best bank notes in the world), We left New York at 2:30am for a 6:15 flight with LASCA airlines which turned out to be TACA - that's really not the kind of thing someone with a pathological fear of flying ...

In The Shadow Of A Volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

In The Shadow Of A Volcano

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88

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... drying off their wings in the midday sun made for a entertaining diversion. Off at the other side we found ourselves in Los Chilies, Costa Rica, my 20th country of the trip!  As we were aiming to make it all the way to Monteverde today ...

Waterfall hike and kayak tour, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Waterfall hike and kayak tour

A travel blog entry by globalshepherds

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This day started with the short 2KM drive to the entrance of the La Fortuna waterfall.  The walk to the waterfall was a lot easier than the hike to the volcano crater lagoon!  It had very civilized steps down to the waterfall.  My legs ...

Day 11: Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 11: Monteverde

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... slideshow presentation about the history of the Monteverde reserve. Founded by American Quakers opposed to militarism who were attracted to Costa Rica because of a lack of army, the reserve and town were very small and under-developed until recently. We ...

Buswahn die Zweite, San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica travel blog

Buswahn die Zweite

A travel blog entry by diene

... Irgendwann geht es los, dass der Bus immer ausgeht, wenn irgendwie falsch geschaltet wurde.Auch das in Costa Rica natuerlich kein ProblemHandlungsanweisung:- Vollbesetzten Bus rueckwaerts rollen lassen - Rueckwaertsgang rein - Kupplung kommen lassen (Bus ...

san juan, San jaun del sur, Nicaragua travel blog

san juan

A travel blog entry by locaparacristo

beautiful.. and i get to work ...

Rafting down the  Rio Pacuare, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Rafting down the Rio Pacuare

A travel blog entry by socalkid

I woke up early this morning to catch the 6:30AM shuttle to the base camp for a river rafting trip I had booked a few days ago. The base camp is between Puerto Viejo and San Jose, and the company will drop you off in either location. The cost of the ...

Day 2:  Still up for it, heck yeah!, Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 2: Still up for it, heck yeah!

A travel blog entry by tsimon1

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We started our day at 7:00 breakfast and feet on the bus for a 20 minute ride on Snow White (our bus). Work started at 8:00 where we were greeted by 2 piles of rocks :-)  Today we set the columns and did a fair amount of painting the beams that will ...

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