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The Sanctuary of Santa Elena, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

The Sanctuary of Santa Elena

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... cost us $12, saving us $17! When travelling every penny counts..... We are staying at Pension Santa Elena Hostel in the cloudforest of Costa Rica. The hostel is really nice and has a really nice vibe. We have hot water heated by solar power so it is on ...

Leatherbacks or not?, Playa Grande, Costa Rica travel blog

Leatherbacks or not?

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... and walked across to the border.  I was expecting this one to be the easiest and most organised as so many tourists come to Costa Rica.  Little did I know. Had to pay to exit Nicaragua and then queue for ages to get stamped into CR and pay more ...

Lava or not?, Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Lava or not?

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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We booked an extortionate shuttle with Gray Line to get to Fortuna as buses sound a nightmare and prob take a couple of days to get there.  Our pick up was meant to be 6.15. Fortunately they didnt turn up until 6.45 as our passports and money were ...

Belated Prologue, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Belated Prologue

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... entry is to introduce ourselves and our purpose...a mission statement, so to speak. Chantra: leo/21/ASU grad has been in Costa Rica for 9 months working at a Sports book...pretty much Slave labor...Kiley: capricorn/22/SMS grad recently left real estate ...

Tortuguero, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortuguero

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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Steve's back....., San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Steve's back.....

A travel blog entry by missouri

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....from the Mediterranean a little earlier than he planned due to irreconcilable differences with his boss...and armed with an entire surf bag full of illegal rare plants to put on his property. I still have no idea how he made it past customs b/c they ...

Welcome to the jungle. It's this way! No that way!, Puerto Jimenez and Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Welcome to the jungle. It's this way! No that way!

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... of nights, one of the least touristy areas in the accessible part of the park. But that doesn't say much, as this part of Costa Rica is much less touristy than the rest. Not many people make it down here. Mainly due to it's distance from the capital I ...

The visitor, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

The visitor

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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I picked up a jet lagged Nele at the airport. Now, after a good night's sleep and a great breakfast, we are ready to start our 2 week round trip in Costa ...

My life, Pacuare Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

My life

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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... to what I am doing for the next 4 months. If you want to see more about the Reserve check here .... http://www.play-costa-rica.com/costa-rica-sea-turtles.html I will be able to check email probably twice a month when I get to go to town to help with ...

Canas - Staggering Discovery, Canas, Costa Rica travel blog

Canas - Staggering Discovery

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... it was comparative luxury next to those we had used in Nicaragua. The whole feel we had at the beginning of our journey into Costa Rica was more positive: dwellings on either side of the (well-maintained) road were smart and cared-for, there seemed to be ...

Crack Whores and a Crazy old man, Quepos/Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Crack Whores and a Crazy old man

A travel blog entry by missouri

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June 13: Had to say our goodbyes to Dustin today...he heads back to CT for a few weeks...sad, yes, but we know we'll see him again AND he promised to fulfill a few needs/wants from the states when he comes back down...ie..Siracha for chant and granola ...

Being an illegal immigrant, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Being an illegal immigrant

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... had this side door for the fire escape open, I guess incase we had to use that to leave....Anyway just another day in Costa Rica....hahah also kinda scary my friends Meg and Brian picked up there friends from the airport, then took off for Tamarindo, on ...

Hey Brian iz ya birthday , we gonna party like..., San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Hey Brian iz ya birthday , we gonna party like...

A travel blog entry by missouri

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Dinner party at Phils house and on to Roots(Reggae bar in San Pedro), to finish the ...

Pacific: Ghetto buses, sunrises, Dustin, an Se Van, Jaco/Mal Pais, Costa Rica travel blog

Pacific: Ghetto buses, sunrises, Dustin, an Se Van

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... , buy a couple of tickets and watch as the nicest bus in costa pulls away...only to be followed by the nastiest bus in costa(see pic) about 15 minutes later....and some of the shadiest people I've ever seen crawl off this thing...I mean the nice white, ...

Hot and Humid, Quepos Costa Rica, Costa Rica travel blog

Hot and Humid

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... in town were full. We took a walk along the coast, which a river runs into and is not a particularly attractive stretch of Costa Rica's coast. Des and I had some refreshments in the local bar which had many American tourists, and other tourists as well, ...

June 16,17:Chicken Slaughter/Costa Massage, San Carlos, Costa Rica travel blog

June 16,17:Chicken Slaughter/Costa Massage

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... to repeat. Then, it's lunch and siesta before Saray comes...she is the lady who I'll be staying with for the next few days(incidently, she speaks no english). Then, Saray and I take off to get a little costa massage from Dahube...not bad for $10 an ...

Zip Lining and Orchids, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Zip Lining and Orchids

A travel blog entry by myjob

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... After years of avoiding gardens, my Mom's influence finally rubbed off. We spend our afternoon relaxing and visiting the local Orchid Garden. Costa Rica has over 500 orchids, the smallest being the size of a pin head. I have attached a few photos. Enjoy! ...

Tour of Laguna Grigri and Playa Grande, Playa Grande, Dominican Republic travel blog

Tour of Laguna Grigri and Playa Grande

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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Casa Goerthe organized a ˝ day trip to nearby Laguna Grigri, Playa Caleton, and Playa Grande after class.  After a quick bus ride to Laguna Grigri, we got into a small boat for a tour through the mangrove forests.  The boat ride through the ...

Green turtles, big and small....oh my !!!, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Green turtles, big and small....oh my !!!

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Mom and I flew to Tortugero to watch the Green Turtles lay eggs/hatch at the National Park. The entire process was amazing and is one that I will never forget. The process starts with a lottery (for us, not the turtles), all of which is controlled by the ...

Bastille Day....God Bless the French!, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Bastille Day....God Bless the French!

A travel blog entry by missouri

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At about 5:30pm it is brought to my attention that it's Bastille Day...so I skip yoga and we decide to have a little dinner party! Long story short: tons of French cheese, wine, bread, etc. No worries, dad, we didn't pay homage to the French...just ...

Lovely leafy ride, Liberia Costa Rica, Costa Rica travel blog

Lovely leafy ride

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... get run over. Because of the heat, we decided to find accommodation at lunch time and settled in the El Bramadero Hotel in Liberia, Costa Rica. The first thing we did after Des brought both bikes into the Hotel complex, was to go for a swim in the Hotel ...

end of the line.., San juan del norte, Costa Rica travel blog

end of the line..

A travel blog entry by kris

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... after sundown.. Now at our final destination we were looking to part ways, i looked for a boat heading south to Costa Ricas main Caribbean port, Peurto Limón, whilst the others wanted to head north towards Bluefields. Unfortunately there was nothing ...

cows and skateboarding, San jose, Costa Rica travel blog

cows and skateboarding

A travel blog entry by kris

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I headed to the well advertised around central America Tranquilo backpackers in San Jose. The place was packed and looked scruffy.. I think this place is a joke a hope any traveller reading this avoids it and crosses the road to the cleaner and mellowed ...

Rain, Rain, Rain, Jaco, Costa Rica travel blog

Rain, Rain, Rain

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... Panama, but all our efforts to contact shipping agents there proved fruitless, and we finally stumbled upon a shipping opportunity directly from Costa Rica. On June 2nd our van will be loaded on to "MV Libra Leader", a Japanese vessel that delivers new ...

Canopy Tour, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Canopy Tour

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hi again, So we went on a canopy tour of a cloud forest early this morning. Andrew and Brett went on the zip lines (and a tarzan rope) high above the tree tops while Darcy, Morgan and I walked the suspension bridges through the canopy. It was raining ...

jaco, Jaco, Costa Rica travel blog

jaco

A travel blog entry by missouri

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Aug 2: Aug 3: ....will write ...

Walking on Water, Uvita, Costa Rica travel blog

Walking on Water

A travel blog entry by janda

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So we took one last trip to the beach today. We had a nice time playing in the surf and walking on water (what can we say?). We are looking forward to packing up and heading to Manuel Antonio tomorrow. The kids are really going to miss their friends ...

End of the Line, San José, Costa Rica travel blog

End of the Line

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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I had come to terms with the fact that I would be heading home in the next few days so spent a few hours trying to find the cheapest flights. It was obvious that the flights were far too expensive from San Jose so I'd have to get a bus somewhere north ...

Meet the Parents...Costa Style..., Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Meet the Parents...Costa Style...

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... at 70 km an hour. There were a total of 11 zip lines and our guides touted they had the longest, highest and fastest in all of Costa Rica(don't know if that's true, but made us feel better about the $160 we spent on it) After a few cups of hot coffee ...

COSTA RICA, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

COSTA RICA

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... Link to messages for Manuel So Manuel, this entry is dedicated to you... * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Get in line for touristy Costa Rica. As we arrive at the Costa Rican border, we gasp at the size of the queue for ...

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