Travel Blogs from Costa Rica

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Monkeys and toucans and sloths...oh my!, Dominical, Costa Rica travel blog

Monkeys and toucans and sloths...oh my!

A travel blog entry by adventuregirl

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I finally made it to Hacienda Barú, my home away from home for the next 2 months or so. THIS is the Costa Rica I have been waiting for- warm weather, moist air, lush green rolling hills. It is absolutely beautiful. A little about Baru. It is ...

Rip Tides & Cock Blockers, Playa Carillo, Costa Rica travel blog

Rip Tides & Cock Blockers

A travel blog entry by therican

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 Wake up about 8;45 am ( Generally, not a happening time for me ) But, because its not raining, the drunks are still passed out and the beach is basically vacant. So, after a quick breakfast and a long 7 mile walk to another beach next to Samara ...

More monkeys on the road to Manzanillo, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica travel blog

More monkeys on the road to Manzanillo

A travel blog entry by socalkid

... gorillas but are actually only medium sized primates - they are bigger than the Capuchins and I believe the largest primates in Costa Rica (there are only 4 types here - Capuchin, Howler, Squirrel, and the elusive and endangered Spider). Continuing ...

Love la Pura Vida, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Love la Pura Vida

A travel blog entry by purcy

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... the first time I felt chilly in weeks and actually wore a jumper. Monte Verde is one of the adventure capitals of Costa Rica. Hiking, zip lines, canopy walks, canyoning, horse riding, abseiling, Tarzan swings and night treks. I planned on spending quite ...

Arrived at Costa Rica Airport ,10pm (local time), San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Arrived at Costa Rica Airport ,10pm (local time)

A travel blog entry by ditch

... Airlines obviously felt that it needed livening up by managing to lose my luggage on arrival at Costa Rica airport.After filling in various forms and dealing with the required protocol I finally headed through customs and immigration where ...

It was a long day going..., San Pedro, Costa Rica travel blog

It was a long day going...

A travel blog entry by lilly_annew

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... and friendly staff. Tomorrow we catch a plane to Bahia Drake, to explore the Corcovado park on the Osa Pennisula, one of Costa Rica's last true wilderness areas. You can only get there by plane so we have reservations at the Finca Maresia resort where we ...

Wild River Rafting, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Wild River Rafting

A travel blog entry by ptpattys_places

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Yee-haw!!!  Down the Sarapiqui River we went, and boy did we went!!  If our guide, Sevi, had not been so skilled there is no telling.  This Class 3 to 4 river did not disappoint in terms of thrills and OMGs.  And a few other phrases. ...

Otra vez!, Cahuita, Costa Rica travel blog

Otra vez!

A travel blog entry by espriseme

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... minute to find it, even with his help. There was one girl who came out on the boat but didn't go in the water; she's a Costa Rica native who had never been to Cahuita, lives in Vienna now and speaks five languages. I'm always envious of people who have ...

Cabo Blanco National Park, Cabuya, Costa Rica travel blog

Cabo Blanco National Park

A travel blog entry by wandering-again

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We have now taken the boys to paradise! We took a trip to the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula to visit the Cabo Blanco National Park. This park was founded in the early 1960s when a Danish-Swedish couple were distraught that the area was being ...

Banana's, Bicycles and Hammocks, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

Banana's, Bicycles and Hammocks

A travel blog entry by samlocke3

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Puerto Viejo is a great little place with a definite Caribbean flavour lots of 'Bob Marley's about. We stayed in Rocking J's hostel which is right on the beach and has a great character about it- the first couple of nights we had a 'cell' like room ...

San José, Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica travel blog

San José, Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by morganfay

Well, here it is...my first official entry! I've been in Costa Rica for three weeks, and only now am I able to get this in motion. Shall we play catch-up? I arrived safe and sound (albeit delayed by almost two hours) on the evening of Wednesday, July ...

Manuel Antonio NP and other Ramblings, Quepos, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antonio NP and other Ramblings

A travel blog entry by philthy

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Manuel Antonio National Park Today we hit the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park, which is just a 10 minute bus ride from our hostel.  We walked with Ani in the shady area along the beach, giving her some morning exercise.  Then ...

Bungle in the Jungle, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Bungle in the Jungle

A travel blog entry by gypsyzoe

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... . One animal we happened upon without benefit of Johan was the white tailed deer.  Of all the exotic creatures of Costa Rica, the people have adopted this ubiquitous animal as their state mammal.  Many natives get very excited when they see a ...

Carribean Coast, Cahuita, Costa Rica travel blog

Carribean Coast

A travel blog entry by figman

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Later ...

Honduragua, Liberia Canton, Costa Rica travel blog

Honduragua

A travel blog entry by mikeandnat

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... to match! We stayed at the founder of the Nicaraguan surf associations house, I wish we could have seen him surf, as he used to coach the national team and compete. One more chicken bus and we will be in Costa Rica, the final leg of the Latin America ...

Madame Speaker... Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Madame Speaker... Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by mikeandnat

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So my final blog from from Central America. Liberia is a bit of a nothing city, not a lot to see, a few American restaurants, and quite industrial. We were let down by our lodgings, as the owner never showed, so we checked into a hotel, which was ...

drivin' in Costa Rica, Alajuela Canton, Costa Rica travel blog

drivin' in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by geoff_vh

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Ik heb al een paar dagen niks van me laten horen. Ik dacht het is weer even tijd voor een update.  Don Alvaro heeft me de laatste dagen meegenomen om zo de weg naar het vliegveld beter te leren kennen. En gister avond was het zover, Peter zei breng ...

No room at the inn..., Zarcero, Costa Rica travel blog

No room at the inn...

A travel blog entry by sarah

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Libby, Ani, and I took the bus to Zarcero to see the fantastical shaped bushes in the central park and spend the night before heading on to La Fortuna. Unfortunately, the one hotel in town (Zarcero not being a happening vacation spot) had no room, so we ...

We love you Ali, Liberia, Costa Rica travel blog

We love you Ali

A travel blog entry by soooz

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... peekabo, and we ate a few meals together (at least one party making the other hungry). Ali even took a picture of us in Costa Rica, which is pretty amazing. Two actually, one of us figuring out the connection and the second when we got it right. Next ...

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How, "Hey Fuck You Man," Can Save Your Life

A travel blog entry by 12thousand500

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... he had been was either a shithole or disgusting.  His advice for San Jose (which is supposed to be quite dangerous despite Costa Rica's tourist friendly rep.) was, and I'm not kidding, "If you're getting robbed, the best thing to do is to kill ...

Isla Tortuga - snorkeling, beaches and fish!, Isla Tortuga, Costa Rica travel blog

Isla Tortuga - snorkeling, beaches and fish!

A travel blog entry by chrisser71

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Once I came here to Montezuma, I did not take me long to figure out which excursions to do. The first thing on the list was to take a boat trip to Isla Tortuga to enjoy the pristine beaches and do some snorkeling. We left from the "port" here in ...

Days 30-36: Surf´s Up Dude, Sámara, Costa Rica travel blog

Days 30-36: Surf´s Up Dude

A travel blog entry by amandanlauren

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... off the walls, and the beds were super sketchy......but it was cheap and close to the beach. This morning, we had an early beach walk before having breakfast with Robbie and heading back to our Costa Rican home......we´re super excited for pastry time. ...

Shower Count: Zero (And not looking promising), Herradura, Costa Rica travel blog

Shower Count: Zero (And not looking promising)

A travel blog entry by fro-trip

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... and with the fish jumping all over the place, I ran below deck to get my camera. And just like that: Gone in 60 Seconds Costa Rica. I emerged in time to see Flav standing with a fishless lure. No fish dinner for us tonight. With the exception of a marina ...

Stop over, Tilaran, Costa Rica travel blog

Stop over

A travel blog entry by guyandcalum

... through the forest which was very im,pressive and the next day also did a zip wire thing across massive valleys in the forest and through the trees, that was awesome, the longest was 750m. Costa Rica is much more expensive than the rest of Central ...

Butterflies, Bananas and Rain Forest, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Butterflies, Bananas and Rain Forest

A travel blog entry by edpass

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Leaving San Jose behind, we drove through Braulio Carrillo National Park, named for Costa Rica's third president, Braulio Carillo Colina.  Some of the drive was not unlike Cape Breton Island's Highlands National Park, except that Cape Breton's hills ...

Two Days in San Jose, San José, Costa Rica travel blog

Two Days in San Jose

A travel blog entry by brittanyb

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... when our one month was up, we sad adios to our Canadian friends and our friends at Villas Tranquillas and headed to the middle of Costa Rica - San Jose. While Phil and I enjoyed Costa Rica, we were not in LOVE with it like we thought we would. We ...

Christmas in Uvita and San Isdro, San Isidro, Costa Rica travel blog

Christmas in Uvita and San Isdro

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... holiday there and, as usual, Ani had attention heaped on her.  If you ever have  the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica, bring along a cute baby because the locals love them!  So after a half hour enjoying the shade and cool waters,  ...

Costa Rica Money and Food, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica Money and Food

A travel blog entry by maxtupper

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     The food and money are different down here in Costa Rica.    The currency here is called Colones. There are about 500 colones in one dollar.  We use a math trick to figure out about how much things cost in ...

Boogie Houser, Samara, Costa Rica travel blog

Boogie Houser

A travel blog entry by kyleandfran

WEEP ...

Living the Pura Vida in Costa Rica, Puntarenas, Costa Rica travel blog

Living the Pura Vida in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by chris-roisin

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... it took to travel from our ship to the coffee plantation. We learned about the social, economic, geographical and political layout of Costa Rica. He could have been talking about Costa Coffee for all I care, as it was a case of information overload!!! ...

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