Travel Blogs from Monteverde, Costa Rica

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Dive, hammock, beach, zipline, repeat as necessary, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Dive, hammock, beach, zipline, repeat as necessary

A travel blog entry by pmckenna

... bit and wandered around town, but decided to leave the following morning for Costa Rica. Made it all the way to Monteverde, Costa Rica yesterday, and it's quite similar to Boquete in Panama. I did one of the obligatory cloudforest canopy tours today, ...

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

life in the clouds

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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nice trip from arenal volcano to Monteverde, 30 mins in a van then a boat ride across the lake for about an hour and finally 1hour 45 mins in a van up a bumpy road. The views on the way were great and the cloud forest lodge seems really nice, huge room , ...

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

Rainforest walk

A travel blog entry by wavell2016

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We walked to the children's eternal rainforest and along the way a small dog decided to be our guide.  In the rainforest we saw couti, howler monkeys, squirrel, several bird species and a native ...

Monteverde, Costa Rica...adrenalin on tap, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde, Costa Rica...adrenalin on tap

A travel blog entry by aoifenim

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Monteverde is a cloud forest area in the middle of Costa Rica, which took us 12 hours to get to from Montezuma, including 2 buses, 1 ferry and a taxi. It´s only about 150km in distance, but it was excruciating. So we landed and hooked up with Scott & ...

The green green grass of home...., Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

The green green grass of home....

A travel blog entry by sheppard

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... upload I'm afraid). We got here on Sunday - today is Friday - and it's been a very green few days. Costa Rica ahs a famous cloud forest (Monteverde) here, as well as other, less famous, reserves. And generally it is just a very, very green, pretty ...

Costa Rica, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by angelalivengood

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... that of the Ticos.  My padre said that it was just a very complicated situation.Essentially, the problems Costa Rica has with Nicaraguan immigrants are the same exact problems that the US has with Mexican immigrants.   ...

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

Cloud Forest in Monteverede, Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by mtrm

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... ' nás asi po dvou hodinách jízdy volal řidič, že tady máme vystoupit, že tudy pojede bus do Monteverde. Netrvalo dlouho a už jsme seděli v kabině auta jednoho hodného mladého Američana, co žije s ...

Nicaragua to Costa Rica, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Nicaragua to Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by candcsmith

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Leaving Ometepe Island was a lot less adventurous than our trip to it, but the border crossing from Nicaragua to Costa Rica was the hardest yet. We left our cottage on Lake Ometepe and took a 40 minute shuttle bus ride through jungles and fields to the ...

Onwards and upwards...., Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Onwards and upwards....

A travel blog entry by wandering-again

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Guest Editor - Pete - Following an interesting bus journey, we arrived in the scenic area of Monteverde, high in the mountains, to the NW of Alajuela. The area is known as The Cloud Forest and for good reason, a refreshing cool mist enveloped the town as ...

The Cloudforest, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

The Cloudforest

A travel blog entry by cjsceats

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We spent a couple of days in this very popular and touristy cloudforest region. The main attractions are the canopy tours, which are much more like theme-park style zip-line adventures, and hikes through the cloudforest itself. We had a good relaxing ...

My time in Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

My time in Monteverde

A travel blog entry by angelalivengood

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... We had lunch and the rest of the afternoon was orientation -Some interesting things I learned during orientation about Costa Rica was: ----The official religion is Catholicism, but a lot of people are not religious. ...

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

Parc naturel Monteverde

A travel blog entry by florentv

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Nous partons de bon matin pour aller visiter le parc national Monteverde ! Aussi appelé Foręt des nuages -car les nuages y sont omniprésents tout au long de l'année-, cette foręt tropicale humide m'a permis de découvrir une végétation que je ...

The rest of the trip, Tortuguero, Volcano Arenal, Monteverde, Ocotal Beach, Costa Rica travel blog

The rest of the trip

A travel blog entry by ttomei

... . swim-up bar. fancy place, and so relaxing. After that we hit the Disco. What a place. After Arenal we visited Monteverde, or Green mountain. It's a small tourist town. Actually it's a rainforest. a "cloud forest" Because it's cloudy a lot and ...

Flying through the jungle!, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Flying through the jungle!

A travel blog entry by timeofourlives

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... swing where they tie you to a rope and push you off a 20m high platform and let you swing out into the forest! That night Costa Rica were playing Trinidad & Tobago at footy so 8 of us from the hostel went into town to watch it in a bar with the locals. ...

Jungle Magic, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Jungle Magic

A travel blog entry by chicas-latinas

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We arrived in Monteverde after a traumatic bus journey from San Jose with cliff edges and bumpy tracks. Milly was screaming like a baby, it was embarrassing. Upon arrival we walked to comfortable accommodation at Cabinas del Pueblo. ...

Monteverde- it never rains but..., Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde- it never rains but...

A travel blog entry by yorkieandloxy

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... ! We were to find out that a tropical storm had hit Nicaragua, and the tail end of it was travelling up through Costa Rica causing torrential rain. Undeterred we spent our first day in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, where we spent a really ...

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

Quetzales in Monteverde

A travel blog entry by ccheng

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... grand sourire a suffit, et il mónt laisser passer.   Apres une journee complete de voyage, on arrive finalement a Monteverde avant la nuit. A la descente de bus, on fut envahi de rabateurs pour les hostels du coin se battant pour ...

Animal hunt and Butterfly spotting, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Animal hunt and Butterfly spotting

A travel blog entry by em_yannduperrex

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... garden, where we saw hundred of beautiful butterflies including the famous mariposa with stunningly beautiful blue wings, an icon of Costa Rica. We were also shown a tarantula, and many other insects. The guide then showed us some orb spiders, they ...

The real deal, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

The real deal

A travel blog entry by em_yannduperrex

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This morning we headed to the 'real deal' the proper Monteverde Cloud Rainforest Reserve and spent 6 hours walking the trails. We had pretty high hopes of finally seeing a sloth after all this was the famous rainforest. The actual forest was very ...

Monteverde - the cloud forest, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde - the cloud forest

A travel blog entry by brownej

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... is famous for its cloud forest, and I had every hope of seeing the green red-eyed frog (an icon I thought of Costa Rica). We got to Monteverde, and then began to experience more rain... heavy... and very high winds. We had lunch in town, and got soaked ...

Journey to the Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Journey to the Monteverde

A travel blog entry by em_yannduperrex

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... stood a chance. It wasn't that surprising to pass through thick cloud on our journey up, after all it isn't called the Monteverde cloud forest for nothing. What was surprising was the speed at which the weather could change. One minute you would be hard ...

Flying through the air in Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Flying through the air in Monteverde

A travel blog entry by emilywhitchurch

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Didn't think much of Monteverde as a town, but canopying here is what it's all about. We went to "Extreme Canopy Tours", which might have been a mistake since I have vertigo. I have to stop doing these things that scare the crap out of me, actually! ...

Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by calivoodoo

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... took advantage of the federal holiday to head up to the mountains with some workfolk. Destination: Monteverde. The Green Mountain. Hippy haven of Costa Rica and ecological wonder of the universe. After travailing one of Costa Rica's most infamous ...

Tuna and Bananas????, La Fortuna, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Tuna and Bananas????

A travel blog entry by xanadu72

... border with Nicaragua. There were 5 other students on the bus and we began the 3 hour bus ride through the hills of Monteverde down to the volcano. The scenery was amazing and very different than other parts of CR. Rolling hills of grass with lazy ...

Flying through the cloud forest on a zipline, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Flying through the cloud forest on a zipline

A travel blog entry by salsita

... to the Desafio tour office to see what other adrenalin pumping sports we could sign up for next. Zip lining through the Monteverde Cloud Forest at various speeds sounded fun. We signed up to the Selvatura tour to fly through 3km worth of cables ...

Frogs, Coffee, Chocolate, Zippity-do-dah-day, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Frogs, Coffee, Chocolate, Zippity-do-dah-day

A travel blog entry by abroadwith3boys

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The second destination of our Around the World Trip was to a cute little mountain town located in the Mountains of Costa RicaMonteverde is located at the top of the continental divide of Costa Rica, in what is called a cloud ...

Zip Line, Rappell, Tarzan Swing, Cloud Forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Zip Line, Rappell, Tarzan Swing, Cloud Forest

A travel blog entry by inoursuitcase

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The road to reach Monteverde was treacherous, full of rocks, craters, tight turns and steep angles but this place was worth the effort. The feel is a little like Montville on the Sunny Coast, the crisp mountain air vibe and much cooler than the lowlands. ...

Finally An Adventure!, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Finally An Adventure!

A travel blog entry by gra8ful

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... it.  The rain prevented us from venturing out to do a zip line tour so we may do one in Nicaragua.  Costa Rican's are very nice people and extremely helpful.  Very passionate about what they do as evidenced on our frog and lava ...

Its raining raining raining, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Its raining raining raining

A travel blog entry by sandramcnicol

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Lots of rain so we only stayed for a day, but went to this tropical park and saw some lovely humming birds and not so lovely creepy ...

High flying adventures of homesickness, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

High flying adventures of homesickness

A travel blog entry by wyoming20

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... built up for tourists, but you still had to work a bit to get there... it wasn't just put on a platter for you like in Costa Rica. However, that "platter" comes with more money... I have to get out of here quick! I loved Santa Elena (small town near ...

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