Travel Blogs from Costa Rica

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We made it to Santa Elena!, Santa Elena, Costa Rica travel blog

We made it to Santa Elena!

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

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Our jeep-boat-jeep journey to Santa Elena turned out to be more like...van-boat-van broke down-new van...everyone was patient and in good spirts while we waited for our replacement vehicle (see pictures). Finally in Santa Elena, we were presented with a ...

Dia 15. Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Dia 15. Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by maprudencio

*** PLANING *** Por la mañana Treeking al Cerro Tortugero (2h). Es por selva y tiene muy buenas vistas. Por la tarde visita por los senderos del Parque Nacional de Tortuguero y paseo por el pueblo. Tambien está la opción de alquilar unos ...

another break down. ah!!!, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

another break down. ah!!!

A travel blog entry by ssweeten

ANOTHER BUS BREAKS DOWN! on our way to Arenal we had another break bus break down...we waited for two hours for the other bus to pick us up. I will be so happy not have to buses for while when i get home. But we finally made it Arenal. The first day we ...

Narrative of a bad decision , San José, Costa Rica travel blog

Narrative of a bad decision

A travel blog entry by abigayle_p

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So I packed everything…everything that is…except oil sheen, hair moisturizer or hair grease. I have lotion…and Vaseline. Yep…Vaseline and lotion. When I was preparing for this trip I made sure to go to my Phoenix hairdresser and ...

Feliz Navidad!, San Josè, Costa Rica travel blog

Feliz Navidad!

A travel blog entry by morganfay

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     First of all, a huuuuuuggggee  THANK YOU to everyone who made the program's Christmas party possible.  While there were many individuals involved, the great big shiny "star of awesomeness" goes to Elizabeth's mom.  ...

Swimming Whole, Dominicalito, Costa Rica travel blog

Swimming Whole

A travel blog entry by a_broad_abroad

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We walked about 5 K today to a small swimming hole on a tranquil river in the rainforest. A 20 foot waterfall poured into an opaque pool, complete with a rope swing hanging from a dense rooted tropical tree. At first we were alone with the forest. The ...

Mal Pais, Mal Pais, Costa Rica travel blog

Mal Pais

A travel blog entry by rlphillips

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We arrived at the bus station in San Jose on Thursday by taxi, and spent several minutes looking around trying to find the office to buy our bus tickets.  Without success we decided to ask a taxi driver.  He didnt know what we were ...

Rio Sereno boder crossing, San Vito, Costa Rica travel blog

Rio Sereno boder crossing

A travel blog entry by candcsmith

Volcan ...

Things I Miss, Quepos, Costa Rica travel blog

Things I Miss

A travel blog entry by brittanyb

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... but while you are on the road, there are things you will always miss about home. I'm clearly very lucky right now to be living in Costa Rica with my boyfriend and just taking time for myself. But with that said, I miss a lot of things about home. Call me ...

Hippie Livin', Punta Banco, Costa Rica travel blog

Hippie Livin'

A travel blog entry by jord-travers

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... -garden below… An awesome sight to wake up to indeed. I had been looking at The Yoga Farm in Punta Banco, Costa Rica even before I had left Perth. With great timing, I decided to book a months volunteering during their first yoga teacher-training ...

At the Foot of Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

At the Foot of Arenal Volcano

A travel blog entry by bob_and_lana

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... our tour guide, that it is now used as the coloring agent for red M&M's. In the past, some of the indigenous peoples of Costa Rica would use it to color their bodies red. Christian selected Melanie, one of the women of our group, and used the seeds ...

Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by dstears

Monteverde ...

Partying in PJ, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Partying in PJ

A travel blog entry by out_of_here

Buenas, Back in Puerto Jiminez! This is very exciting because I get to not sleep on the floor and have a super long shower without getting muddy two seconds later. I'm going to be so clean! Plus there is electricity :) and there is food here! The first ...

Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by lightnerjohnson

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School was over for the girls and most of our friends had left Monteverde, so it was time for us to explore another part of Costa Rica. Tortuguero had a number of draws for us. It is one of the most remote areas in the country as it is only accessible by ...

Thoughts while in Liberia, an update, Liberia, Costa Rica travel blog

Thoughts while in Liberia, an update

A travel blog entry by melsarts87

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... here in CR. Bodley was also pushing the buying first local issue in 519. It seems the only major corporations that buying local in costa rica supports is the Fantas, the Coca Colas that are in demand which are sold in the small local shops or on the side ...

Freezing Aussies found in Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Freezing Aussies found in Monteverde

A travel blog entry by davelauren

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Monteverde and Santa Elena are two towns located in the middle of two cloud forest reserves. If you're into plants and birds (oh and maybe butterflies like our Pommie friends) this place is pretty much heaven. Platform Rainforest walks, Canopy tours, and ...

Habran Pasando Malos Ratos Tratando de Aprender, Puriscal, Costa Rica travel blog

Habran Pasando Malos Ratos Tratando de Aprender

A travel blog entry by espriseme

Alli and I spent the day with Bishnu's class again. The teacher was thrilled to have three native speakers for conversation groups, and I felt we made progress. I also enjoyed myself tremendously.   One of the students asked me to come back after ...

In the Jungle, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

In the Jungle

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... as 150,000 visitors annually and well-known for its beautiful beaches and hiking trails.  Although the park is Costa Rica's smallest national park, the diversity of wildlife is unequaled with 109 species of mammals and 184 species ...

Butterfly Farm, Coffee Plantation, & Dinner, Escazu, Costa Rica travel blog

Butterfly Farm, Coffee Plantation, & Dinner

A travel blog entry by skylerstravels

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... the customary cup of coffee and then entered a garden that was enclosed with netting so that the butterflies would be contained. Since Costa Rica has 1,500 species of butterflies there were many different types to see as they flew around and landed on our ...

Quarter-sized rain droplets, Puntarenas, Costa Rica travel blog

Quarter-sized rain droplets

A travel blog entry by katie.egeland

... would be such a blessing because it is almost impossible to get a volunteer job at the hospital in Puntarenas, unlike San Jose Costa Rica, they are not as open minded to American estudiantes helping out. This B&B is popular with the USAC estudiantes ...

When everything goes wrong, Mal Pais, Costa Rica travel blog

When everything goes wrong

A travel blog entry by reece_k

The plans of traveling from San juan to Costa Rica with my sister went out the window due to a nice dose of the swine flu, after a couple of nights with a 40 degree fever and about a week of lying in a hammock doing nothing I was good to go again and ...

Vertrek naar Costa Rica., Grecia, Costa Rica travel blog

Vertrek naar Costa Rica.

A travel blog entry by geoff_vh

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Vandaag ben ik dan eindelijk naar Costa Rica vertrokken. Heel vroeg in de ochtend hebben we met ze alle verzameld op Schiphol. Na het moeilijke afscheid nemen van al die lieve mensen moesten Rosa en ik toch echt gaan. De eerste vlucht was naar Detroit, ...

Day 9: La Fortuna waterfall and Arenal volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 9: La Fortuna waterfall and Arenal volcano

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... clear day, and we had the best view yet of Arenal from town. We could see almost the entire peak of the volcano. Arenal is Costa Rica's most active volcano. A few decades ago, nobody knew it was even a volcano; it was thought to be dormant. But in ...

Mythical creatures, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Mythical creatures

A travel blog entry by lynnandkriss

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... a post-work style thirst. LK: The first was a day long trip which included a visit to Cartago (former capital of Costa Rica; the grand Catholic church there was beset with earthquakes so they gave up re-building it after the second devastation); a quick ...

En route to Nicaragua, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

En route to Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by bshorts

Just passing through to not so pleasant city of San Jose en route to ...

Cahuita / Puerto Viejo.  Caribbean Coast.  Maan., Cahuita, Costa Rica travel blog

Cahuita / Puerto Viejo. Caribbean Coast. Maan.

A travel blog entry by rlphillips

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Hi All, After a ten hour bus journey, we made it to Cahuita.  A quiet resort on the Caribbean coast.   We stayed in some cabinas called Brisas Del Mar, which was the best accomodation yet.  Big rooms in a nice little garden next to ...

Turtles by moonlight...can you top that?, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Turtles by moonlight...can you top that?

A travel blog entry by southernxposure

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... going to get a on a guided trip to Tortuguero National Park the next morning. This is a canal along the northeast coast of Costa Rica where sea turtles come to nest. Turned out we were going to be there during the Green Sea turtle nesting season, so ...

Hey where's our dog?, Santa Elena, Costa Rica travel blog

Hey where's our dog?

A travel blog entry by out_of_here

Pura vida! Finally made it to the cloud forest, and it's cold! Wish I bought more trousers now! I've even been wearing hoodies! The journey up was great, five hours on a direct bus, costing only £3 :) bargain! Lots of forest views, green hilltops ...

Home Sweet Home, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Home Sweet Home

A travel blog entry by jimstephkrueger

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Home Sweet Home! Hola from Costa Rica! We made it! After a wild last night on the ship - we were late getting into Galveston - so it was quite a morning waiting for disembarkation. Maria was with us and we were able to clear Customs together and ...

Costa Rica 2, Limón, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica 2

A travel blog entry by wellmaennchen

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Oh man, das Paradies habe ich gefunden! Das Nenn ich mal leben, den ganzen Tag Surfen und abends bis die Clubs schließen feiern. Hab hier ne Super nette Truppe gefunden, alle aus Australien und auch etwas älter, aber total nett. Das Hostel ist ...

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