Travel Blogs from Monteverde, Costa Rica

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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 ...

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 Forêt des nuages -car les nuages y sont omniprésents tout au long de l'année-, cette forêt tropicale humide m'a permis de découvrir une végétation que je ...

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 ...

Swinging above the forest, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Swinging above the forest

A travel blog entry by simon.caryn

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... pretty amazing. Monteverde Forest is known as a Cloud Forest... There are 18 different types of forests in the world (who knew) and Costa Rica had 12 of them. Different to a rain forest, its higher and the plants and animals are different. This tour was ...

ay caramba, muy agua, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

ay caramba, muy agua

A travel blog entry by zammer

... they said hey, Costa Rica has no army, let's go there. So they bought up 3000 acres of jungle and moved to Costa Rica. The Monteverde could forest reserve has been growing since then, and is now the biggest private reserve around .. But that's boring. So ...

Zippedy-doo-da, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Zippedy-doo-da

A travel blog entry by alasdairnicola

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After Arenal, we headed the supposedly short distance to Monteverde. Unfortunately, maps don't give an indication of road quality and these Coast Rican roads are bad. You can't take the baby off road if there are no roads. It took us 4 hours to get ...

dva obraza Costa Rice, Monteverde, Sta Elena, Costa Rica travel blog

dva obraza Costa Rice

A travel blog entry by zalazala

... :) anyway ... ratal nama je prit na bus ob 8.20, se peljat 3 ure in pol do Tilarana in kasneje se 3 ure in pol do Monteverde kjer sva zdej. Na busu sva se spoprijateljili z otroki in js sem bla ful pridna, ker sem skos odpirala vrata od busa in podajala ...

Monteverde - In & over the Cloudforest, Santa Elena /  Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde - In & over the Cloudforest

A travel blog entry by garygapyear

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... scenic but very touristy and even staying in a hostel , you seem to meet many more people here who are just on holiday in Costa Rica for a relatively short time rather than on the backpacker trail. Santa Elena town where I am staying seems to consist of a ...

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

Cloud Forest

A travel blog entry by mrandmrsmurrell

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... altitude because it was too high for its pollinators - mosquitoes!!  Imagine such pernicious creatures being responsible for such delight. Costa Rica is the most developed country in Central America, and seems to be richer than most of the places we ...

Getting to know our inner Tarzans!, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Getting to know our inner Tarzans!

A travel blog entry by damnfunkin

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... clear enough for us to see distant Volcan Arenal spewing out lava - they didn't! Back in town we found a bakery (we love you Costa Rica) and had a variation on a meat pie for lunch. Yum! Still no service station pie we reckon, but close enough. Had a ...

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

Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by shanem

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... similar to Ireland and the climate too. Damp, windy and miserable. Is this really Costa Rica or have I been magically teleported to Cavan??? Monteverde is famous for action adventure activities in the cloudforest and the rare, some of it ...

Insects and Bugs, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Insects and Bugs

A travel blog entry by inoursuitcase

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... and it put on a show just as we were leaving on the boat. Still have the watermelon! Seatbelts have been invented in Costa Rica unlike in other Centro America where they are non-existent or stolen to make artificial hair braids. As soon as we ...

Monteverde Cloud Forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde Cloud Forest

A travel blog entry by elainevickers

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I spent just two days in the cloudforest doing nature walks and trying to avoid the incredible amounts of rain that would fall from the sky. On the first afternoon I tried to avoid the rain by visiting the orchid garden. The girl who showed me around ...

minibus ride to Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

minibus ride to Monteverde

A travel blog entry by dreamteam

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Per Minibus gings weiter nach ...

Fruit farm, Coco, Costa Rica travel blog

Fruit farm

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

Today we have set of for the small village of Coco, about 8 kms outside of Siquirres. The owners of the coach builders have a small farm here and have invited us to stay for a couple of days to have a break. The only problem we have is that the entrance ...

The adventure starts in Costa Rica, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

The adventure starts in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by craigandnat

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... is famed for things like rafting zip-lining can canyoning, you name it and you can do it in Costa Rica.  We headed straight for the town of Monteverde which is situated high in the Costa Rican cloud forest.  On day one, the whole group ...

Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by anywherebuthere

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I did the Jeep-Boat-Jeep trip to Monteverde. The Jeep-Boat part was quite pleasant but the -Jeep part was a Roller coaster on a rough road. The beautiful scenery made up for rough ride. Monteverde is high in the hills. So high it is at cloud level. I ...

Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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Another drive, this time to the cloud forest at Monteverde. The route to get there consisted of about 30 miles of quite bad dirt road then good asphalt before turning onto the last 35 kms of dirt road again. The last section was a mix of good and bad, we ...

Volcan Arenal and Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcan Arenal and Monteverde

A travel blog entry by jvcullen

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What a briliant weekend. After watchin Costa Rica v Germany on Friday morning, we all got in the minibus with our tour guide Jerry - a legend - and set of north to see the most active Volcano in Costa Rica. We drove throuh the forested mountains. We ...

My milkshakes bring all the girls to the pig farms, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

My milkshakes bring all the girls to the pig farms

A travel blog entry by andrea_and_eric

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... . I said adios to Eric at the bus station early last Thursday morning and took the local bus up to the Monteverde cloud forest in the mountains of Costa Rica. Sniffling a bit, but with luck on my side, two blind men with guitars got on the bus about ...

Lots of activities, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Lots of activities

A travel blog entry by ren_n_ems

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A.m - We went to the Serpent Exhibition where they have lots of different types of snakes, it was very interesting and we never realised that not all snakes lay eggs!!, well now we know lots about different types of snakes and has made us paranoid about ...

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

Costa Ricccccccaaaaa

A travel blog entry by trush-parul2011

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... before the bus back so we decided to see the reptile exhibit and it was one of te highlights. There are soo many snakes in Costa Rica ! Bloody big ones as well. There there was the toads and the multicoloured tiny frogs that can kill you in an hours . ...

Limon Costa Rica, Limon Costa Rica, Costa Rica travel blog

Limon Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by mercurystorm

This morning we arrived in Limon (Thats spanish for Lemon), Costa Rica, at about 10am, a nice late start for a change, I think this side of the Carribean is the only place in the world where its extremely hard to take pictures from our cabin, as we ...

Ziplining, tarzan swinging and superman-ing!, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Ziplining, tarzan swinging and superman-ing!

A travel blog entry by natandcraig

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... ! It was indeed scaaaaaaaary but such an adrenaline rush. There were some impressive screams! It was an exhilarating start to our Costa Rica adventure and when we returned to our hotel, we were offered a salsa dance lesson. This was highly ...

Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by la-buena-vida

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Après etre restés 2 jours à Santa teresa, nous avons été à Monteverde, une petite ville dans les montagnes pas très loin du volcan Arenal toujours en activité. Mais quand nous sommes arrivés, on est tombés malade tous les deux ce qui fait que ...

Ziplining in a Cloud Forest -average weekday stuff, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Ziplining in a Cloud Forest -average weekday stuff

A travel blog entry by rahulandben

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... of stones and potholes. However it was worth it as we were able to see some beautiful scenery of Costa Rica's mountainous interior.  In Monteverde there are a lot of ecological and biological attractions so of course we went straight for the ...

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

Cloud Forest Adventures

A travel blog entry by lisaknott

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Rivers running like veins through the spinal mountain range of Costa Rica, carrying their blood to open wounds of lakes and oceans.  The views from the bus akin to pressing your nose to the oven door as a child.  Chocolate chip mountains rising ...

Chillin' out in the center of Costa Rica, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Chillin' out in the center of Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by sarah_brody

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... part of this area was the huge amount of hummingbirds zooming around our heads... There are supposed to be 60 species of hummingbirds in Costa Rica and about 20 or so in Santa Elena. We grabbed a bite to eat and rushed to our next tour - a guided walk ...

Horses, Zip-Lines and Lovely Rain in Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Horses, Zip-Lines and Lovely Rain in Monteverde

A travel blog entry by elliefis

... the vilest souvenir t-shirts the town had to offer. They are tie die brown with massive glittery leopards on the front, saying Costa Rica in a revolting font. It looked like Natascha was our carer! Photos will be uploaded soon! (I dont think any of ...

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