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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 ...

Driving Around in the Middle of Lago de Nicaragua, Rivas, Nicaragua travel blog

Driving Around in the Middle of Lago de Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... had finished, a thick layer of fine volcanic dust rendered the van almost unrecognizable, so after once again negotiating the lake crossing on El Ferry de Ometepe, we decided that a major "clean-up" was in order before heading for the Costa Rican ...

Costa Rica now, Tilaran, San Jose and Tortugero land of Turtles...., Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica now

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... at the final destination at 4:00pm). We finally reached "Tilaran", a small town in the hills surrounding "Laguna Arenal" (in Costa Rica). What a refreshing environment, as at last we have got some cooler weather, but still with a lot of humidity!!! ...

Dinner party with nerds and on to Bar Nashville, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Dinner party with nerds and on to Bar Nashville

A travel blog entry by missouri

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(Chantra Writing) Jorge my roommate meet these People that are here for 2 weeks attending Spanish school at the grocery store MasXmenos on some random night, exchange numbers with them and decide that they should come over for dinner at our apt. Cool ...

Surprise!!!!!!!, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Surprise!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by missouri

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Chale and I sit at the embassy for about 3 hours trying to get another passport ordered for me...turned out to be a reunion of sorts because several of the people in there were people that Chant and I had met before at the beach. Everyone is sitting in ...

The night boat to..., San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

The night boat to...

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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Tonight we leave Isla Ometepe for San Carlos, at the southern end of Lago Nicaragua. When it leaves, when to buy tickets and how long it will take is unclear though, as we asked 4 different people and got answers of boats leaving anywhere between 6 pm ...

Sore bums, surfing, swimming..and more cops, Puerta Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

Sore bums, surfing, swimming..and more cops

A travel blog entry by missouri

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July 4: Went to the Embassy's fourth party...free food and beer, which was good...but the display was a bit over the top(square dancing and bluegrass music), not so good. Caught a bus to Puerta Viejo and just in time to check in at Rockin Jays, on to ...

Ants and the Mimosa, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Ants and the Mimosa

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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While Ellen toils this week in Toronto I'm in Latin America, a guest of the Costa Rica Tourist Board. Three American journalists and I were invited to do a familiarization trip focusing on extreme sports. I could have written about what it's like to ...

Volcano Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcano Arenal

A travel blog entry by missouri

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July 12: We planned an active/budget weekend and turns out that's exactly what it was! We decided to leave Saturday morning on the first bus out at 6:15....we arrived in La Fortuna around 11, we were immediately greeted by someone offering ...

Our parents will be so proud......., San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Our parents will be so proud.......

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... blaze, you can still expect the weekend benders....and I'm sure a couple of weekday ones, as well ;)...and we'll keep posting the embarrassing pics to prove it! So wish us luck as we begin the count down to saving money..and venturing out of ...

Pandemonium in Panamania, Puerto Viejo, Bocas del Toro, Panama City, Costa Rica travel blog

Pandemonium in Panamania

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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... the biggest Bungee in the world next year in NZ. Spent a few days in Puerto Viejo, a great wee Jamaican town on the Costa Rican east coast. More quality vibes of da tipo de Carrib, tried a bit more surfing but yet again failed miserably, to the ...

EARTHQUAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

EARTHQUAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by missouri

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Felt my (chaney) second earthquake in 9 months, it's weird how everyone is just like "Op an ...

Live Volcanoes, Hot Springs, Partying + La Caribe, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Live Volcanoes, Hot Springs, Partying + La Caribe

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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We spent 8 days in Costa Rica, which felt like a bit of a rush but we still managed to do and see quite a lot. The first 2 days we spent in La Fortuna a town which is near Volcan Arenal in the north of Costa Rica. We took a tour ($20) that involved going ...

Sloths and Scuba, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Sloths and Scuba

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... delicious dinner prepared by the chefs. After dinner, the family had a dance party on the Crow's Nest deck of our house (one of Costa Rica's hottest clubs, you heard it here first), and rang in the New Year with champagne toasts. We had to bid adieu to ...

Cloud Forest, Continental Divide and Humming Birds, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Cloud Forest, Continental Divide and Humming Birds

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Peter and I decided to do a tour, and I would not recommend it. It seemed appealing, mainly due to transportation issues. We now know that: you can take the bus (50cents), rent a guide at the park, and hike the divide for a quarter of the price. Oh well! ...

Climbing Chirripo:36 hours of hell!, San Gerardo, Costa Rica travel blog

Climbing Chirripo:36 hours of hell!

A travel blog entry by missouri

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...We start off very happy, determined and excited! Our hostel told us it was only a short walk to the entrance of the park...turned out to be 1.5 K at a 45 degree incline, but I´m sure that´s a short walk in someones book...nonetheless, we officially ...

Tortugero River and More, Tortugero, Costa Rica travel blog

Tortugero River and More

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Our Canoe ride was postponed, due to the rain. Or shall I say...torrential down pour. We departed at 8am (not 6) and headed for the National Park. The waterways were full of animal, many of which were drying off in the sun.  We spotted a Sloth, many ...

The longest bus ride, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

The longest bus ride

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... some kind of traffic jam-road work that made us sit in the road for about 3 hours. The border was also horrendous because Costa Rica makes everyone do their own passport stamping, which is probably a good idea, but makes for a two hour customs ...

Christmas in the Bad Lands....Smells Like Fish, Mal Pais, Costa Rica travel blog

Christmas in the Bad Lands....Smells Like Fish

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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So our time in Bocas del Torro was pretty cool before Christmas - we had a pretty good routine of heading to the beach, cooking dinner with some other travellers in the hostel and repeating.  Then we ran into our Australian friends who we met in ...

June 27-29: Sunsets, Cops and Swiss Boys, Tamarindo, Costa Rica travel blog

June 27-29: Sunsets, Cops and Swiss Boys

A travel blog entry by missouri

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Something to Ponder.... "Own only what you can carry with you! Know language, know countries, know poeple, let your memory be your travel bag"! Alexander Solzhenitsyn June 20: Caught the 3:30 bus to Tamarindo from Alfaro...the ride ended up ...

Gators, Iguanas, Monkeys and More!, Los Chiles, Costa Rica travel blog

Gators, Iguanas, Monkeys and More!

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Cano Negro is a 1025 sq.km wet land refuge that borders Nicaragua. The Rio Frio defines the landscape and is very similar to the Florida Everglades. The River is also considered the premier destination to bird watch. We started our 8 hr adventure at 7am. ...

Beer Ratings and Marc's Place, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Beer Ratings and Marc's Place

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... beer in Central America comes from Nicaragua and it's called Victoria. It's a full-bodied brew with a very refreshing aftertaste. Costa Rica has a couple of decent choices in Pilsen and Imperial. These three golden thirst quenchers rank at least as high ...

Mertle Turtle you look like Skrtel, Nosara, Costa Rica travel blog

Mertle Turtle you look like Skrtel

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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... full moon shone brightly above. A solid 8-hours meant that we were fresh for an early start on the bikes through the Costa Rican jungle to Manzanilla. The ride intertwines thick jungle with sandy beaches on the Caribbean Coast. Lying on your back, on ...

11 Hot Spring Pools with a Bitchin´ Water Slide, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

11 Hot Spring Pools with a Bitchin´ Water Slide

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... Sniff) for the lovely lush gardens of Costa Rica. We took a chicken bus to the next biggest town where we then bought a ticket for Costa Rica.  We arrived about 12ish and bought a ticked for the 2pm bus (Tica Bus).  So we sit and wait around ...

Chilling to the Reggae vibe....., Cahuita, Costa Rica travel blog

Chilling to the Reggae vibe.....

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... took the short bus ride south, where we stood in queues for what seemed like hours at the Penas Blancas border crossing. Stamped into Costa Rica our bus passed the most beautiful scenery on it's way to San Jose (that song was in my head the entire ...

San Ramon:Hammocks, hot springs and cattle auction, San Ramon, Alajuela, Costa Rica travel blog

San Ramon:Hammocks, hot springs and cattle auction

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... Chale wants to buy 10 cows for his ranch. We meet up with his partner, Pedro, Saray and Alex. Here's where I get my first Costa motorcycle experience...very fun! On to the suesta where I kind of get to help pick out the cows, which was good, but we're ...

The Pacific, Sámara, Costa Rica travel blog

The Pacific

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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