Travel Blogs from Monteverde, Costa Rica

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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- ...

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 ...

Pain in the a**, Monteverde Cloud Reserve, Santa Elena, Costa Rica travel blog

Pain in the a**

A travel blog entry by xanadu72

... later hiked back into town and back to school, then took a cab with 2 other gals from school to the entrance of the Monteverde Cloud Reserve. Our school arranged for us to have a guide and we spent 3 hours plus hiking through the jungle and looking at ...

Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by heidsontour

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Río Pacuare, Racuarito, Costa Rica travel blog

Río Pacuare

A travel blog entry by limehybrid

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Going Extremo!, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Going Extremo!

A travel blog entry by kerry_andrew

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... to take us to Monteverde was waiting for us on the Costa Rican side so we made a quick getaway. It immediately struck me that Costa Rica is a lot more green and lush than Nicaragua, and with a much more hilly landscape. In fact the last few kilometers to ...

Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by truetravelerare

Companeros, Monteverde is like a step back in time. Steep and rolling green hills surround the town. Friendly dairy cows stray across the road. The dairy products are incredibly delicious since they are fresh and unpasteurized- coconut ice creams, butter ...

Costa Rica 4, Santa Elena and Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica 4

A travel blog entry by sarahbrad

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... We have now just booked one of our last bus journeys this trip for 6.30 tomorrow morning for our 5 hour trip to San Jose (the capital of Costa rica). Then on Tuesday we do a big hop by plane to Panama City as we are running out of time, only 10 days to go ...

Lazy???, Manuel Antonio, Santa Elena, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica travel blog

Lazy???

A travel blog entry by xanadu72

... if that says anything about the condition of the road. I am staying in Santa Elena, which is about 15 km from Monteverde. Here the majority of the rain forest is preserved by the government so of course it is a major tourist attraction. Parts of ...

The quetzal bird and making sweeties, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

The quetzal bird and making sweeties

A travel blog entry by salsita

Yet another action packed day with a guided tour around the Monteverde Cloud Forest, the most famous in the world.  We saw a few birds, the infamous quetzal bird (the national bird of Guatemala and an important sacred bird to the mayas) which got our ...

Tamagringo and Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Tamagringo and Monteverde

A travel blog entry by reece_k

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... awsome. Woke up early the next day and did one of the zip line (flying fox) tours that are absolutly everywhere in Costa Rica, it was good fun zooming of the canopy of the rainforest all morning, although most of the time you are going to ...

Rain, rain... go away, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Rain, rain... go away

A travel blog entry by ddgfraser

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We push off from the dock and set sails as we float out of this wet but very beautiful place. Yes, Eve is under the impression she is a boat and her awning is a sail. Our aim is to go for another look at or experience more sound effects from the misty ...

Cloud Forest and ZIP LINING!!, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Cloud Forest and ZIP LINING!!

A travel blog entry by giedre-sha

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... stories and listen to 'Red Red Wine'. Another unforgettable day. Off to the Pacific Coast tomorrow - bring it on! Adventure tour Costa Rica Quest (including all transport and accommodation) operated by G Adventures, booked through STA Travel.   ...

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

Costa Rica: Monteverde

A travel blog entry by daria_juergen

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... . Monteverde is a small town in Puntarenas, it is considered a major ecotourism destination in Costa Rica. The area is host to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and numerous other reserves, which draw considerable numbers of tourists and naturalists. ...

first couple weeks, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

first couple weeks

A travel blog entry by jennyh64

... week we went out to Mal Pais to meet up with Pam, Ryan, Tyler, and some of their friends. We learned the hard way that Costa Rica has a valid reputation for not starting things on time, so while we were supposed to leave San Jose at 2:30, the bus didn't ...

Frog and bird watching, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Frog and bird watching

A travel blog entry by nancydeb

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... me it felt like a  ski resort and is very touristy. There were lots of adventure activities, like zip lining over the canopy but Costa Rica is famous for its bird life, so we decided to go bird watching with a quiet guy called Freddie early the next ...

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A travel blog entry by bugs1983

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What a trip!, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

What a trip!

A travel blog entry by xanadu72

So i log in like one minute ago in this new internet cafe that has faster speeds and right now there are 2 police officers that just rushed in and grabbed this guy next to me and threw him on the pool table. hmmmm watching. ok, thisis not good so i am ...

Monte Verde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monte Verde

A travel blog entry by diene

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Heute besuchen wir den Nationalpark Santa Elena in dem man den hier superberuehmten Nebelurwald bewundern kann.Der macht heute seinem Namen absolut gar keine Ehre, so koennen wir den 3 Stuendigen Trek durch den Wald bei strahlend blauem Himmel ...

Voyager seule? Bilan apres 2 mois, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Voyager seule? Bilan apres 2 mois

A travel blog entry by ariane_atw

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... pas... * Gestion de budget a moyen terme: bonne. Je dis ca tant qu'il est encore temps parce que je sais que l'étape Costa Rica va faire MAL. * Tolérance a la friture/au mélange arroz et frijoles (riz et haricots rouges, la base de l'alimentation ici, ...

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