Travel Blogs from Costa Rica

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A Pleasant Reconciliation with San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

A Pleasant Reconciliation with San Jose

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... . I decided to join a neighbor on a city tour and discovered beautiful hidden gems like local parks full of history, an understated cathedral not to be judged by its outsides, the first mall of Costa Rica, the elegant Teatro Nacional and much, much ...

Our last day of heat, Alajuela, Costa Rica travel blog

Our last day of heat

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... that there is McDs and Pizza Hut here (although strictly not allowed on our regime) and feels pretty American in many ways.   Costa Rica has been a lot cheaper than we imagined esp accommodation has not been too bad and food can get a good meal for ...

The last of the Carribbean, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

The last of the Carribbean

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... road and upped our paces! Once we reached the station we bought our tickets and met a Canadian who used to live in Costa Rica called Orlando. I found him very entertaining as he described the transport as organised chaos, and the locals as monkeys. He ...

We liked Cahuita better than Bocas, Cahuita, Costa Rica travel blog

We liked Cahuita better than Bocas

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... 't like the place at all and beat a hasty path for Costa Rica. There are three border crossing points at the Panama Costa Rica frontier. All have their own particular quirkiness to them. After passing through border control at the Caribbean point of entry ...

Rasta Time, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

Rasta Time

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... We walked the 6 kms back into town – Puerto Viejo, a town that many people had told us was their favourite place in Costa Rica………hmmmmm…………I kind of thought the town would be a bit bigger.  All in all ...

Feliz cumpleaños a mi!, La Estrella, Costa Rica travel blog

Feliz cumpleaños a mi!

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... ended as most birthdays do when one is in their 20s, hugging the toilet bowl, but it was a fun night!  Twenty-four in Costa Rica. BUT, the festivities were not quite over.  Staggering out of bed at 6 am the next day, not yet hung over because ...

How do we end up where we are?, La Estrella, Costa Rica travel blog

How do we end up where we are?

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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As I bumped along my dirt road to civilization, trying not to focus on the overpowering scent of the three different kinds of cologne that seem to be the only ones that Cost Rican men wear, my thoughts were flying.  My family had left Monday after a ...

Exploring the Beverly Hills of Costa Rica, Escazu, Costa Rica travel blog

Exploring the Beverly Hills of Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... nice replacement!! After a short 10 minute cab ride with Paco (remember him?), I was at the Multiplaza of Escazu, Costa Rica's biggest mall.  The mall really had everything I could ever need and the prices weren't as expensive as I ...

Third trip to Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica travel blog

Third trip to Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Went with Jim, Mary, Cathy and Tom O'Reilly and Jimmy Gould. We stayed at a place on the beach at Dominical.  For my record only. Written from memory after 16 years. ...

Hot Springs, a Live Volcano and Pampering!, Tabacon Hot Springs Resort, Costa Rica travel blog

Hot Springs, a Live Volcano and Pampering!

A travel blog entry by duke_schewe

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... power that we were witnessing makes you realize the power of nature. It was nice capper on our two plus weeks in Costa Rica. She Said: Mount Arenal: What can I say, yet another completely different experience. This is more a typical high end ...

Tooth Fairy Visits, Uvita, Costa Rica travel blog

Tooth Fairy Visits

A travel blog entry by janda

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... is rich! ( although a few years ago it might have been in the millions!) We are busy trying to  finalizing our planning for Costa Rica. We are hoping to go on a hiking tour of the rainforest tomorrow and to a butterfly farm the next day. We have ...

My Mom's Last day in Costa Rica, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica travel blog

My Mom's Last day in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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SAYING GOOD-BYE IS NEVER AN EASY THING... My mom's visit to Costa Rica was amazing. We packed so much into 7 days! We visited 4 out of 7 Costa Rican provinces and 2 countries in Central America in less than 1 week! On her last day, we took it easy and ...

Cahuita, Cahuita, Costa Rica travel blog

Cahuita

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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Flying through the Rain Forest, San Lorenzo, Costa Rica travel blog

Flying through the Rain Forest

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... , to the Northern Jacana - a coot with yellow wings and a bright yellow beak plate. Rainy season has arrived in Costa Rica, so the tourist population has diminished considerably. Even so, there were enough visiting groups to keep the cables buzzing ...

Episode 18:  Rafting el Rio Toro (The Bull River), La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Episode 18: Rafting el Rio Toro (The Bull River)

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Paid to Play Epsisode 18:  This will be the place for my photo collection from rafting the Rio Toro near La Fortuna in Costa Rica.  Photos only.  ...

A Taste Of The Pacific Coast, Tamarindo, Costa Rica travel blog

A Taste Of The Pacific Coast

A travel blog entry by greg-adrienne

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A Riot of Colour!, Samara, Costa Rica travel blog

A Riot of Colour!

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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No words are needed this time. Enjoy the tropical flowers of Central ...

on and on the rain will fall (Costa Rica), San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

on and on the rain will fall (Costa Rica)

A travel blog entry by twittg

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... out at night plus I had to be up very early the next day so I just stayed in at the hostel (another wild and crazy night). Costa Rica really is a beautiful country even with all the rain. If I ever do make it back to Costa Rica, it won't be during the ...

Ctenosaurs and the Volcano, Arenal, Costa Rica travel blog

Ctenosaurs and the Volcano

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Giant hot boulders came hurtling down the face of the volcano leaving trails of smoke in their wake. At two kilometres away you can hear, seem to feel each thump. We were about as close you are allowed to get to it, at Arenal Observatory Lodge. Twice we ...

Birdwatchers' Delight, San Antonio de Belen, Costa Rica travel blog

Birdwatchers' Delight

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... of Mexico. Again with some reluctance, we finally left the Monteverde area to head for the Nicoya Peninsula, home to some of Costa Rica's best beaches. The drive down to the coast through hot, dry, deforested hillsides was quite a contrast to the lush ...

Pura Vida, Santa Rosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura Vida

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... up swopping travel yarns until the fireworks at midnight. On New Year's Day we set out with some trepidation for the Costa Rica border crossing. What if a few trumped up charges from disgruntled policemen or port security had found their way on to ...

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

Monteverde - Cloud Forest Fun

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... the next few days. Breakfast at the Rainforest Cafe was a pleasant experience, with fantastic home-made toast and typical Costa Rican coffee (highly recommended!). We were then driven to part of the Santa Elena Reserve and climbed an outdoor spiral ...

Cloud forest and adrenaline, Santa Elena, Costa Rica travel blog

Cloud forest and adrenaline

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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Walking in the clouds, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Walking in the clouds

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... had. Our drive continued through the lush and green countryside, but only with occasional areas of dense rain forest. Even though Costa Rica is famous for its enlightened approach to environmental conservation - over 25% of the country is now protected as ...

A rough ride and a relaxing cup of Coffee., Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

A rough ride and a relaxing cup of Coffee.

A travel blog entry by myjob

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... Lake Arenal. From there, we boarded a boat, crossed the lake and began our rough ride through the mountain range. The locals call it a Costa Rican massage, in total we had a 4 hrs of it. I now understand the "overland driving warnings". I'd avoid taking a ...

Heaven on earth, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Heaven on earth

A travel blog entry by myjob

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... entire family living outside of Costa Verde.  Mom and I spend our time hiking, swimming and relaxing. Its hard to pick favourites in Costa Rica, but this ranks high up on our list. You can hike the forest trails all day, and cool off in the ocean at ...

Paradise, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Paradise

A travel blog entry by myjob

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... Antonio is PARADISE!!! We fell in love at first sight. We spend our last 6 days relaxing on the beaches and enjoying life. Costa Verde's theme is "More Monkey's than People", and they are right. Each morning, we were greeted by an abundance of white face ...

Putting Down Roots in Costa Rica, Sarapiqui, Costa Rica travel blog

Putting Down Roots in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by greg-adrienne

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... we still hope it`s the case) like Meghan and Davis who allowed us to set up camp (in a cabin) for a month. - Costa Rica Independence Day celebrations (September 15): The culmination of months of practice, it consists of all the primary and secondary ...

Ahhhh, Uvita, Costa Rica travel blog

Ahhhh

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hi All, We are having a very relaxing time here although it is very humid. We walked up to a waterfall today and I was just dripping with sweat when we arrived. I couldn't wait to get in. There was a nice place to sit where the water just rushed ...

Karaoke at the Hotel Kalifornia Lounge., Playa Brasilito and Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica travel blog

Karaoke at the Hotel Kalifornia Lounge.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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It's been three boozy nights in a row now. They all felt like Saturday nights. I guess they all do when you don't have to go to work the next day. I easily loose track of what day it is, Tuesday I think. Uli and I spent the days in low key Playa ...

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