Travel Blogs from Costa Rica

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

Freezing Aussies found in Monteverde

A travel blog entry by davelauren


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


... 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


... 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


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


... 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


... 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


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


... 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


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


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 ...

Arenalvulkanen, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog


A travel blog entry by helguth


... . Vi fløy Businessclass.  Fikk sitte med snobbene i VIP-loungen.  De rike har det godt ... i grunn....  :) Ved ankomst Costa Rica leide vi bil, Helge ble sterkt anbefalt å leie en GPS, men takket pent nei til det.  å komme seg til ...

And so the mural begins, San José, Costa Rica travel blog

And so the mural begins

A travel blog entry by megusta


... French Literature student guessed it...WESTERN! Talk about a huge coincidence or what? Western's definitely reppin' here in Costa Rica. Today our headquarters gave us some white paint, a ladder, and some paint brushes for the mural. ...

Gyrocopter flights, Playa Samara, Costa Rica travel blog

Gyrocopter flights

A travel blog entry by margreet98


After a couple of nights in Junquillal I took the bus to Nicoya.  From there I would change to a bus to Samara and take a taxi to the Flying Crocodile.  The Nicoya Peninsula is fairly inundated with foreigners and I wasn't really interested in ...

Rio Pacuare and Fast Friends, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Rio Pacuare and Fast Friends

A travel blog entry by a_broad_abroad

Yesterday we rafted the 5th best river in the world (according to someone...). It was beautiful, out in the jungle, class 3 and 4 rapids, awesome scenery, food, people. We made fast friends with a very funny river guide named Alberth. After a day of ...

coming closer to south america, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

coming closer to south america

A travel blog entry by tempesh

... so chances were high) but we were lucky)) The rest of the trip was ok, we had drove by the nice green countryside of Costa Rica which looked even more greener and more cleaner. Less trash on the side of the roads. The road acually follows the peak ...

Classic Gringo..., San José, Costa Rica travel blog

Classic Gringo...

A travel blog entry by abigayle_p


... awful attempts at Spanish speaking The ultimate “cultural experience” seeking Americans…Yuck Why does San Jose, Costa Rica need a Denny’s? So Americans can pay hundreds of dollars and travel thousands of miles to have their ...

Costa Rica pre Tour, Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica pre Tour

A travel blog entry by redstar27


So off to Costa Rica.... Quote from Charlotte- ´first day at Peace Lodge was better than my wedding day´. was the first honeymoon treat and the first of many frog hunts. We did a night tour of the Ranarium (Frog ...

First Morning in Costa Rica, Alajuela, Costa Rica travel blog

First Morning in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by lmeske


This hotel is up in the hills outside of Alajuela.  You can see the city of San Jose and also Poan Volcano. It's an active volcano, but it hasn't done anything since the 60s I think.  Well, you can't really see the volcano; what you can see are ...

Ausflug zum Rio Celeste, Martirio, Costa Rica travel blog

Ausflug zum Rio Celeste

A travel blog entry by flitterjahr


Von der Legende des blauen Flusses getrieben mieten wir uns mit Laura und Tyll, die wir am Vorabend bei der Vulkantour getroffen hatten, ein kleines Auto und duesen zum Rio Celeste. Einen Gelaendewagen mit Allradantrieb soll man laut Vermieter nicht ...

Tortuguero and Caribbean Coast, Limon, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero and Caribbean Coast

A travel blog entry by markandemma

At last we have got rid of the 4x4 and are venturing by boat to the far northeast of Costa Rica. There are no roads, only rivers and canals. Managed to get charged nothing nothing for the damage to the car, pretty lucky! Dry season, so low water and lots ...

Curubande- Bubbling Mud Pits, Curubandé, Costa Rica travel blog

Curubande- Bubbling Mud Pits

A travel blog entry by cmedancing


... - Bubbling Mud Pits We decided to head back up North to a beautiful campsite that Christina and I stayed at our first night in Costa Rica. The campsite/hotel El Sol Verde is located 20 minutes outside of Rincon de la Vieja National Park and it has all the ...

Sep 10, 2009, San Ramon, Costa Rica travel blog

Sep 10, 2009

A travel blog entry by cmedancing


Highlands and South or Costa Rica, Corcovado, Costa Rica travel blog

Highlands and South or Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by markandemma


Spent the last 10 days in the highlands above San Jose and the rugged south east. Saw a volcano erupting magma, a fantastic sight at night, while sat in hot thermals baths with a cold beer. Tried to climb another volcano but the clouds came in so we had ...

pura vida, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

pura vida

A travel blog entry by cmason


... a whole ordeal over the price of our stay with an American owner back home,  we packed up and made way for the Costa Rican Border. Yeah, the same one.. remember... the bridge, the thieves and crooked immigration officers. But this time was different. ...

Visit Kids and Grandkids - Hacked version, SAN JOSE, Costa Rica travel blog

Visit Kids and Grandkids - Hacked version

A travel blog entry by 1life


... talk of installing surveillance camera may have gone too far, enough said.    I hope Grandpa Dolezsar is enjoying his Costa Rica hi-tech upgrade to his Motorcycle with his new MP4 player?  250 pirated road songs and one special late ...

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