Travel Blogs from Monteverde, Costa Rica

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Life on the Green Mountain- Monteverde, Costa Rica, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Life on the Green Mountain- Monteverde, Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by lightnerjohnson

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... our belief that the road would take us to where we were supposed to be, and it led us here, to the mountains of Costa Rica, on the doorstep of two preserved cloud forests. Thanks to friends we found out about The Cloud Forest School for Tessa and Maren, ...

A non-erupting volcano and some missing animals, La Fortuna, Volcan Arenal, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

A non-erupting volcano and some missing animals

A travel blog entry by chris74

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... there.  Apparently it's been dormant for the last twelve days.   Must be saving itself for Semana Santa (Easter holidays). Monteverde is on the other side of the lake.  It's only a short distance on the map but the road winds ...

Cloud forest Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Cloud forest Monteverde

A travel blog entry by wavegirl77

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In search of dry land, we headed to Monteverde, famed for its ¨cloud forest¨, a original growth rain forest that is constantly covered in clouds.  This unfortunately was probably not the place to hope to ¨dry out¨ given the the cloud also ...

a couple of videos, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

a couple of videos

A travel blog entry by wandering-again

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When we visited the Curi Cancha reserve we took this film of hummingbirds - they are truly adorable! We also revisited the Children's rainforest and took this sound track if the bell bird - it is amazing, long high pitched squeeks (2) and a ...

Is it a bird, is it a plane…?, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Is it a bird, is it a plane…?

A travel blog entry by emmaexplorer

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Finally, Costa Rica in all its technicolour glory! Monteverde delivered everything that I'd been looking for: sunshine, tropical plants, exotic wildlife and adventure. As the volunteer projects run from Monday to Thursday, Fridays and the weekends are ...

Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by chiel_maas

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Tortuguero was great! Definately one of the most beautiful national parks of Costa Rica that i visited during my trip. After Tortuguero, i travelled back to San Jose to go to La Fortuna the day after. The trip to San Jose was quite an adventure, the water ...

SLOTH IN THE CAR PARK, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

SLOTH IN THE CAR PARK

A travel blog entry by prieststrip

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It was raining and cold and we departed early across a lake to Monteverde. We were unable to appreciate the landscape as the cloud line was low. The sun brightened up and we took the bus at the other end of the lake journey to Monteverde.  We were ...

The Cloud Forest and more school..., Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

The Cloud Forest and more school...

A travel blog entry by bl0ndie

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... quite sure how they manage it as I often turn up looking completely bedraggled after a hefty storm! Discipline is non-existent in Costa Rica and everyone pretty much gets away with doing what they want, which is why I have to spend a substantial ...

It's all about the wildlife, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

It's all about the wildlife

A travel blog entry by wandering-again

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William has now met capuchin monkeys! They come to visit us each morning while we are having breakfast and we have even been able to give them some fruit. In the morning, we decided to follow a walking trail near our cabin which climbed steeply up ...

In the Cloud Forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

In the Cloud Forest

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

... nice to relax on Omatape in a group of 11. We left Omatape Island on Thursday and made the long 12 hour trip to Monteverde in Costa Rica.  The main reason for coming here is to do zip lining (flying fox through the cloud forest).  Given that ...

Posiblimente IS a word in Spanish!!!, Santa Elena, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Posiblimente IS a word in Spanish!!!

A travel blog entry by xanadu72

... have delivered that message then for that I am sorry. Yes, last month there was a bank robbery, the worst in history in Costa Rica. The locals believe that one of the reasons that Santa Elena was chosen was because of its remote location and low crime ...

Water fell at the waterfall!, San Luis Catarata, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Water fell at the waterfall!

A travel blog entry by xanadu72

... my next homestay will be a better situation. I get on the bus tomorrow morning and should be meeting my new host family in Playa Flamingo by mid afternoon. Goodbye Monteverde! Stay beautiful and thank you for a wonderful experience- I shall ...

alive and well, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica travel blog

alive and well

A travel blog entry by xanadu72

... is not always the best idea. That whole you get what you pay for thing, you know? if you have time do a search for monteverde bank robbery and it should pull up something about what happened here last friday. a block from my house, if that. a girl ...

Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by epijuarez

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... , we came back for a sandwich and a short nap before going to do the canopy tour. This was the whole reason behind coming to Monteverde as we had been advised to do so by one of the members of our group while hiking the Inca Trail. This zip lined canopy ...

Santa Elena / Monteverde Cloudforest, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Santa Elena / Monteverde Cloudforest

A travel blog entry by copper86

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... whole time we were up there. If you are researching this for your own trip, you can´t really go wrong with monteverde backpackers hostel, plus I wouldn´t advise booking anything in advance, as everything can be sorted out when you get there, and you ...

Dia 7. Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Dia 7. Monteverde

A travel blog entry by maprudencio

*** PLANING *** Desayuno en el hotel y salida hacia Selvatura para hacer el Canopy y los Puentes Colgantes. Si nos queda tiempo visitar el Jardín de los Colibrís. Por la tarde alquilar unos Quads para hacer una ruta de 3 horas. Por la noche hacer ...

Pura Vida!, Cloud Forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura Vida!

A travel blog entry by delandems

... a really brilliant experience. We headed straight for Tamarindo beach on the Pacific Coast after that to go surfing. The really cool thing about Costa Rica is that you can go from a rainforest high in the mountains to a beach in 2 hours. Tamarindo is, ...

Ziplining, Superman & Cloud Forest catchups!!!, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Ziplining, Superman & Cloud Forest catchups!!!

A travel blog entry by m_and_m_time

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... to front, with us now making our way North from Panama.    So we planned to meet in Costa Rica- and a bit of adventure time in Monteverde seemed like the perfect option!   When they arrived we all talked our heads off for hours straight- ...

Macaws in Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Macaws in Monteverde

A travel blog entry by lynsey.nault

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... level cloud cover, usually at the canopy level. As well, because cloud forests are also referred to as mossy forests, and Monteverde is also considered rainforest, I think I've lucked out because there haven't been many clouds since I've been here. ...

Costa Rica, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by jen8312

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... creatures, birds and flowers including humungous stinging nettles and a Quetzal, which is a really colourful bird that pretty much only lives in Costa Rica now and is supposed to be a great thing if you see one. We also heard some very strange noises in ...

rain, rain, going away.., Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

rain, rain, going away..

A travel blog entry by oldhongerlady

... to a restaurant to get food. I'm sitting here wearing a long sleeved shirt and jeans. never thought I would be doing this in costa rica! at around 8:30 pm, the rain stopped and I walked over to this really cute restaurant and ordered a 'typical costa ...

Clouds, rain, zip lines and a search for a frog, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Clouds, rain, zip lines and a search for a frog

A travel blog entry by chrisser71

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... region, wonder if I'll meet more in Peru. After the boat ride we had a 2 hour shuttle ride to reach Monteverde. Although Costa Rica seems a very civilised country, they really ought to do something about their roads. All the way to Monteverde we drove on ...

Days 5 and 6, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Days 5 and 6

A travel blog entry by bell.costarica

... when we went on top of the hills the clouds were so low you could hardly see.  And one thing that is different about Monteverde, people let their cows graze pretty much anywere.  So sometimes we had to be careful not to hit them.  After our ...

Costa Rica's Cloud Forest , Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica's Cloud Forest

A travel blog entry by jowhiting

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... side of Lake Arenal. In fact Monteverde is actually only across the lake from Arenal but as per usual with any car journey in Costa Rica it was slow and windy. I am certain a Cost Rican kilometre is much longer than an English one! We stopped for a ...

Land of the Resplendent Quetzal, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Land of the Resplendent Quetzal

A travel blog entry by jowhiting

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... Pond a frog centre in the town for a guided tour around the frog enclosures that exhibited all the main frog varieties of Costa Rica.  Everything from the Cane Toad that was bought to Australia from Costa Rica to the beautiful glass frog whose body ...

Flying through the forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Flying through the forest

A travel blog entry by thedays

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Well, the trip is coming to a close. We have a few days here in Costa Rica, and then its back to SF. We arrived late on Wednesday night, and rented a car to save time. We headed to La Fortuna that night late. It was a pretty drive, even with the fog. ...

Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by eazyd247

... , North and then West of the lake. The roads generally were pretty good however all that changes when you get closer to Monteverde. Monteverde is an experiment in Eco-Tourism, it was started as a quakers settlement in the '50s. Its basically a spread ...

to Monteverde!, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

to Monteverde!

A travel blog entry by oldhongerlady

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... . the people I've met here so far tend to be a bit more environmentally conscious, and actually want to travel and see what costa rica is all about, as opposed to drinking, partying and getting laid. it's definitely a nice change. I hope I see these ...

She flys through the air with the greatest of ease, Santa Elena/Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

She flys through the air with the greatest of ease

A travel blog entry by azmarine

It was so hard to sleep last night!  The howling wind on our tin roof, the rain.  Apparently during my bad dreams I screamed in the night and woke Wende up.  One more night of this should be a blast! We get up and have breakfast in a ...

Monteverde tours, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde tours

A travel blog entry by wanderlizzy

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... , a fabulously interesting wasp, not at all like a British one, and the one bird which we were hoping to spot, the famous (In Costa Rica) the resplendent Quetzel! It's numbers are decline, again due to global warming, therefore it's quite rare. But it's a ...

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