Travel Blogs from Costa Rica

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

No room at the inn...

A travel blog entry by sarah


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


... 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 ...


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

A travel blog entry by 12thousand500


... 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


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


... 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


... 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


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


... 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


... 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


     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


... 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!!! ...

The Trip to Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

The Trip to Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by jowhiting


... to find gold here although his hopes were misplaced. We passed some incredible scenery and huge banana plantations a principal crop in Costa Rica. I was surprised to see that each bunch of bananas was wrapped in a blue bag to protect the skins from ...

Wildlife Trails around Sirena Ranger Station, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Wildlife Trails around Sirena Ranger Station

A travel blog entry by pavel.jares


Rano jsme byli probuzeni vychodem slunce, ktery udelal z naseho stanu finskou saunu, takze jsme rychle utikali do stinu. Behem dne jsme si prosli ruzne cesty dzungli i podel more, ktere nabizeji moznost videt ruzne druhy zvirat - krokodyli, male zraloky, ...

Tur til Vulkan  Arenal, La fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Tur til Vulkan Arenal

A travel blog entry by tanjahvid


... vil skrive lidt om nu. Søndag morgen havde Doro og jeg lejet en bil, da vi gerne ville se Arenal vulkanen som er her i Costa Rica. Vi havde lejet en bil som havde store ridser på front partiet fordi nogle amerikanere var kørt galt i den.. vi ...

Saying goodbye, Orosi, Costa Rica travel blog

Saying goodbye

A travel blog entry by greenhousevt


I decided the last time I´d travel to Orosi would be when I took Annie there to meet my homestay family and see my school. We took Inez, Jahaira and Dylan on my favorite hike to a waterfall I´d taken Jahaira to, and to which I had promised we´d return ...

Perfectly at Home, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

Perfectly at Home

A travel blog entry by truetravelerare

Companeros- This is quite excellent. I am in a shack in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica. The rain is coming down hard and I have to yell to be heard. The roof is watertight though, and I am sitting here with Marc talking about- what else? - ...

The longest travel day yet, Santa Elena, Costa Rica travel blog

The longest travel day yet

A travel blog entry by smyth

So check out our longest travel day is what it looked like... 5:30 up and at it 6:15 to the bus to leave San Juan del Sur Nicaragua 6.30 the bus leaves for Rivas 7.30 the bus arrives in Rivas and we switch to a bus to the border with CR ...

Costa Rica - Pura Vida, miguel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica - Pura Vida

A travel blog entry by courtrand


... for a swim in the afternoon was definitely needed  and the water a little too warm to cool you down much. We stopped in Jaco Costa Rica, a cool surfing town and met some good folks all amazed at our trip so far - some new yorkers - couldnt believe we ...

Back to San Jose, and off to Panamá, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Back to San Jose, and off to Panamá

A travel blog entry by mikemel

dsf ...

Arenal Volcano, Nature tour and Arenal Lake, Las Cañas, Costa Rica travel blog

Arenal Volcano, Nature tour and Arenal Lake

A travel blog entry by nabeards


... and rock spewing was amazing. Seems like an amazing thing to experience.   You’ve already read this in the “driving in Costa Rica” entry but Arenal was about 8 hours from where we are based in CR so it was a bit of a drive to get ...

"Is there a box that i can tick that says u suck?"

A travel blog entry by gabbie

... big as a car size, waterfalls, monkeys etc-feels so unreal. Better be off for our fun evening group supper with all the girls and Ellis. Oh and it only just clicked today Costa Rica=costa=coast=rica=beautiful/rich. durr. lots of love to everyone, ...

Drop me in the Water, Dominical, Costa Rica travel blog

Drop me in the Water

A travel blog entry by gypsyzoe


Our exploration today was to Nauyaca,  where it is proclaimed throughout the country as Costa Rica’s most beautiful waterfalls.   We are fortunate to have them just a 20 minute drive from our casa and then 1.25 miles down a private road to ...

Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica travel blog


A travel blog entry by ccchrissie


Pleasant little surf town, fairly unspoilt with huge sandy beach crossed by many rivers, the main one creating a lagoon & pebbly driftwood covered spit and resulting in lots of birdlife. Many waders plus tropical birds including toucans - one shat on ...

Uvita, Uvita, Costa Rica travel blog


A travel blog entry by ccchrissie


Small village on the main road but Tucan Hotel set back.  Pricey considering only 2 showers/toilets shared between up to 4 people in treehouse, 4 in hammocks, multiple others camping plus 12 people in dorms when fully occupied - ...

Feliz Navidad Amigos!, Quepos, Costa Rica travel blog

Feliz Navidad Amigos!

A travel blog entry by andycrisp

... by Columbus as he saw "more gold here in a day than a year in Spain".  The gold, however, failed to materialise and Costa Rica was largely ignored by Spain for many years - this turned out to be a blessing as the European exploitation was kept to a ...

Paradise Falls, Montezuma, Costa Rica travel blog

Paradise Falls

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... we had to leave and catch the bus. Dissapointed, we left our hotel unwillingly. This means all of our pictures from Guatemala to Costa Rica were lost forever. In a weird kinda of way, it made me remember the places and faces even more; without the ...

Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antonio

A travel blog entry by amz8op


Well, here I am at the beach. I am at Manuel Antonio, a national preserve. It is on the central Pacific coast and is beautiful, although a bit touristy and expensive. The guidebooks gaurantee a monkey sighting, and sure enough on our way back from ...

Old friend, New town, new beach !!!!!, Playa Pita, Costa Rica travel blog

Old friend, New town, new beach !!!!!

A travel blog entry by therican


... and 2 phone callls and the new plan was in place. Playa Pita is 80 miles west of San Jose along the central Pacific region of Costa Rica. Lets begin with Playa Pita ~ Small beach locate near the mouth of the Nicoya Bay.The coolest thing about it is a ...

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