Travel Blogs from Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica

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Escape to the Mountains, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Escape to the Mountains

A travel blog entry by harryvs

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... my bus was on ´hora ingles´(English hour) i.e. on time! (We have the reputation for being very punctual here in Costa Rica! After a short nap I got chatting to a Swiss girl who was heading for Monteverde National Park (like all the other backpackers on ...

Up, up up!, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Up, up up!

A travel blog entry by sutherlandcarp

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... we arrived in one piece yesterday. Due to its elevation, Monteverde is the "coldest" place we´ll visit in Costa Rica. They call this area a "Cloud Forest" and it really is wreathed in clouds. It seems to rain daily here but not all day. We ...

Overnight Boat trip to Monteverde Cloud Forest, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Overnight Boat trip to Monteverde Cloud Forest

A travel blog entry by globalshepherds

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... a couple once in a while.  That was pretty nice. The next day we arranged for a guided tour of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.  Our guide was an endearing and enthusiastic Tico named Christian.  Christian had grown up in the town and ...

Tarzan Swing Shannanigans, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Tarzan Swing Shannanigans

A travel blog entry by 7cmiller

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Hi Everyone! I just got back from Monteverde. Here's me on the Tarzan Swing. I'm going to post pictures and a full entry in the next few days. Let's just say the movie speaks for itself! :D ...

Walking in the Clouds, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Walking in the Clouds

A travel blog entry by charlieandellie

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After leaving San Jose we arrived in Monteverde. Monteverde is a tiny town set amongst Costa Rica´s best cloud forest, it is a great place to trek through the jungle and see loads of wildlife! For our first night in Monteverde we decided to do a night ...

Geburtstags-Steak im Nebelwald, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Geburtstags-Steak im Nebelwald

A travel blog entry by sarahandi

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Schon kurz nach 6 traellerte Sarah mir bereits im Bett noch das erste Geburtstagslied. Von Happy Birthday ueber Wie schoen das du geboren bist hatte sie alles im Peto. Danach hat sie uns ein leckeres Fruehstueck besorgt bei einer kleinen einheimischen ...

The Longest Days…of Class, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

The Longest Days…of Class

A travel blog entry by apot-of-flowers

... I can have an afternoon off at the end of the week. I had regular class and knew that I was going to need some of Monteverde's finest coffee beans to help me stay fired up on Spanish. For those of you who have not studied a language in a foreign country, ...

A week in the cloud forest, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

A week in the cloud forest

A travel blog entry by jonandfinola

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Day 6, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 6

A travel blog entry by brittanyassunto

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Today is the day that we leave Campanario and head to UGA. We woke up at 5am and ate the usual gallo pinto, eggs, and pineapple. Everyone sat their luggage downstairs to get it ready for the boat. I lost my flip flop getting onto the boat but Ronnie ...

Day 7, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 7

A travel blog entry by brittanyassunto

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... College about their ant project which seemed pretty cool. We watched a one hour long movie about the cloud forest to get us prepared for the Monteverde hike the following day. The movie was pretty interesting. It gave us some background information on ...

Day 8, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 8

A travel blog entry by brittanyassunto

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... enjoyed that because we got to listen to thinks that we don’t hear in Texas and we got to experience really reflect on our experience in Costa Rica. Overall I might give this day a 6. It would have been better but I really hated the frog ...

Day 9, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 9

A travel blog entry by brittanyassunto

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... UGA we were mainly just showering and getting ready, had some free time, and ate dinner. It was really bittersweet knowing that my time in Costa Rica was almost over! I loved it here, but there was a small part of me that was excited to go home and see my ...

Last day!! Day 10 :(, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Last day!! Day 10 :(

A travel blog entry by brittanyassunto

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Today is definitely my favorite or one of my favorite days! At first I was really nervous because we woke up and ate breakfast early and quickly left to go zip lining. I was really nervous about zip lining but after getting suited up and getting out on ...

Tarantula-la-la, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Tarantula-la-la

A travel blog entry by sheena-andy

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... things to do.  The weather to the Pacific side seemed ok so we dropped our plans and decided to check out the Monteverde Cloud Forest hoping the weather would hold out.  We got some breakfast in town (we woke up to late for the breakfast part ...

Monteverde!!, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde!!

A travel blog entry by costaricamckenn

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Our second week of no internet was spent in Monteverde which is in the mountains of South Eastern Costa Rica. It was a beautiful station that we had to hike an hour to reach! Everyone had their packs with two weeks worth of gear (luckily the snorkel gear ...

Extreem?, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Extreem?

A travel blog entry by heinlisenka

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Monteverde staat bekend om zijn Cloud Forrest en de outdoor activiteiten die je er kunt ondernemen. Omdat Lisenka en ik allebei naar het Extremo park wilden, leek ons wel een passende naam, moesten we vroeg op vandaag. Lisenka werd al om 7:20 uur ...

Forests in the clouds, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Forests in the clouds

A travel blog entry by 7800miles

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What do you get if you stick a bunch of trees on top of a high mountain ridge that always has clouds stuck behind it? A cloud forest! Monteverde is an interesting place (ignoring the fact that it shares a name with a suburb of Beirut). The smaller town of ...

Coffee Tour - Sky Walk - Night Walk, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Coffee Tour - Sky Walk - Night Walk

A travel blog entry by pema80

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Nach einem super feinen Frühstück sind wir auf eine Coffee-Tour. Wir wurden vor unserem Hotel abgeholt und zu einem kleinen Ort gefahren, wo eine Familie wohnt, welche sich selbst versorgt. In ihrem grossen Garten pflanzen sie z.B. Zitrusfrüchte, ...

Extrem-O, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Extrem-O

A travel blog entry by hollywood7366

... over that edge and knew that you had to go down backwards and gravity was pulling down on you like that. WHEW! I loved costa rica just for the adventure sports. It was also a beautiful country but its image as not reuined, but tarnished because everyone ...

The road to nowhere, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

The road to nowhere

A travel blog entry by heinlisenka

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... me doet vermoeden dat Disney toch gelijk had over vrouwen, kikkers en verborgen prinsen. In de laatste kast vonden we HET symbool van Costa Rica, de Gaudy leaf frog. Super coole beestjes met paarse benen, oranje voeten, een groene rug, blauwe buik en rode ...

Monteverde, Costa Rica, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde, Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by twintravelca

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... called off and we sat on our balcony listening to the rainforest life between claps of thunder and flashes of lightening! Costa Rica is a beautiful country full of wonderfully kind people and incredible landscapes. Pura Vida is the local saying meaning ...

Costa Rica: Moneteverde & the Cloud Forest, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica: Moneteverde & the Cloud Forest

A travel blog entry by markjezek

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The next destination was Monteverde (aka Green Mountain) located in the hills of Costa Rica where we could explore the cloud forest, see typical Costa Rican animals and take part in well known adventure sports - GIDDY UP! But before getting to this ...

Our New Home, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Our New Home

A travel blog entry by sara.mairs

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... as the water resources that were being jeopardized by erosion and continued deforestation. The resulting Cloud Forest Biological Reserve was the first private reserve in Costa Rica and remains one of several in the area.  The Quakers remain active ...

Made it to the cloud forest!, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Made it to the cloud forest!

A travel blog entry by sam.callender

... through the medicinal plant garden where we learned about all of the medicinal uses for a lot of different plants in the tropical cloud forest. At one point while we were standing and listening to our guide tell us about one particular plant, we happened ...

Cloud forest fun, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Cloud forest fun

A travel blog entry by wsbyama

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... and the weather only deteriorated. Shortly into our few hours of hiking it started to rain and the clouds rolled in (fancy that, in a cloud forest). So in the end we couldn't see anything past 10m and we rushed through as we weren't enjoying the muddy and ...

5-4-3-2-1…nope, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

5-4-3-2-1…nope

A travel blog entry by laura981

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Bungee jumping- check! Canyoneering a cloud forest- check! Night walk through the jungle- check! That about sums it up. What more could you ask for in a day? =) 7amish I finally get out of bed I have been awake for a while but since I don't know what ...

Quetzal?  Have you Seen One?, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Quetzal? Have you Seen One?

A travel blog entry by rnespeca

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... ; So yes we had rice and beans and eggs for breakfast.  Yummy!  We headed off in a taxi from UGA to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monteverde .  Arrived at 7:45am and started out tour.  We had a ...

Adrenalinrush i regnskogen, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Adrenalinrush i regnskogen

A travel blog entry by henrikz

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... og satte avgaarde mot busstasjonen. Her floey baade 1 og 2 timer forbi uten at kjoeretoeyet som skulle frakte meg til Costa Rica dukket opp, og i rundt 35 varmegrader ble jeg stadig mer frustertert og utolmodig der jeg satt. Da plutselig noen skolejenter ...

Life in the clouds, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Life in the clouds

A travel blog entry by rachelsworld

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The Santa Elena cloud forest reserve is at an altitude of 1140 metres above sea level, where it receives a steady supply of clouds. The moisture they contain catches on the branches and drips down through the trees, which creates a very special and ...

Dec 27, 2010, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Dec 27, 2010

A travel blog entry by wolvfbfn

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