Travel Blogs from Monteverde, Costa Rica

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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 ...

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. ...

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! ...

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 ...

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 ...

Vom Quetzaltrekking zum Adrenalinüberschuss, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Vom Quetzaltrekking zum Adrenalinüberschuss

A travel blog entry by vivi_markus

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... uns doch für einem weiterem halben Tag in Santa Elena, Abfahrt um 15:00 und Fahrt bis nach Liberia (Stadt im Nordwesten Costa Ricas auf dem Weg zur Grenze), wo wir vor den Grenzüberquerung eine Nacht bleiben würden. Nach dem ereignisreichen ...

Nebelwald, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Nebelwald

A travel blog entry by vivi_markus

... . Als wir ankamen wurde es schon bald dunkel und wir liefen nochmal los um für unsere morgige Wanderung in den Nebelwald von Monteverde, Proviant zu kaufen und in einem Soda Abend zu essen. Bei strömendem Regen fanden wir danach den Weg ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ep. 40 Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Ep. 40 Monteverde

A travel blog entry by itsthejourney

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... ***********************************ITALIANO****************************************** Dopo un altra lunga giornata in bus che ci porta sugli altopiani della Costa Rica arriviamo a Monteverde alle 8 di sera. Qui e’ nuvoloso, umido e fa freddo! ...

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 ...

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 ...

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