Travel Blogs from Costa Rica

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manatee spotting., Pueblo tambor, Costa Rica travel blog

manatee spotting.

A travel blog entry by kris

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Day 3 Pueblo Tambor Our third day was a lot easier and enjoyable with an upclose connection with the unspoiled landscape around us (Nicaraguan side only) .. So we woke in time to hear the racket from the howler monkeys, paddled through Crocodile alley ...

Facials, Flamenco, and Pole dancing...., San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Facials, Flamenco, and Pole dancing....

A travel blog entry by missouri

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Today, Judy and I spent an hour and a half looking for the Alfaro bus station(literally, everyone we asked told us a diff direction). Finally, we find it tucked away in the back of a little soda, and I get tics for the bus tomorrow(Tamarindo). Then, ...

Finally some monkeys, Cahuita, Costa Rica travel blog

Finally some monkeys

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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Cahuita was smaller and less fun than Puerto Viejo, but the National Park was a highlight. Since the park was so accessible and crowded we kept expectations low on seeing wildlife, but as soon as we saw the monkey droppings...we knew ...

BOS Party: Foam Party and Naked Twister, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

BOS Party: Foam Party and Naked Twister

A travel blog entry by missouri

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Of course BOS decides at the last minute that they are going to go on with the party in August giving us all but 3 weeks to plan, invite, and get this shin-dig together. To say the least it was a bit of a cluster fu!*....but it did make things a bit more ...

........to San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

........to San Jose

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... in Central America. Before I came away travelling I thought that It would be all about the Mayan sites, Caribeen beeches or Costa Rican rainforests. On reflex ion this means nothing without all the great people I have met during the last three months ...

El Pueblo and the tico thief, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

El Pueblo and the tico thief

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... care....WE LOVE YOU AND CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR YOUR HELP! (Kiley) Yes. I have officially had my first bad costa experience. I've heard the stories...and laughed from a safe distance...but no more...and now have officially joined the ranks with ...

Hola Cost-a-Lotta!!, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

Hola Cost-a-Lotta!!

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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... , catching a boat through banana plantations of Changuinola and crossing the border bridge on foot, we´ve now entered Costa Rica. Our first observations are the plethora of banana plantations, the better quality buses and the influence of the ...

Waterfalls and animals, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Waterfalls and animals

A travel blog entry by myjob

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... habitat. We spotted a 3 toed sloth, coati, poison dart frogs and tonnes of butterflies. In addition, the center has a section dedicated to the indigenous people of Costa Rica. You will need to speak Spanish, or pay extra for an English speaking ...

Lets walk up the 9500 ft volcano..., Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Lets walk up the 9500 ft volcano...

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Poas Volcano looms over the city of San Jose and is situated to the N/E. Mom and I stayed at an amazing BB/Lodge, just 5 km from the park. We departed first thing and hiked into the park. It was only 5km to the entrance, and another 2 to the crater. ...

Surf Camp with Steve, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica travel blog

Surf Camp with Steve

A travel blog entry by missouri

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Getting our head out of the clouds (w/ p.u.), San Isidro, Costa Rica travel blog

Getting our head out of the clouds (w/ p.u.)

A travel blog entry by iwasthud

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After a 3 hour bus ride through clouds, clouds, and more clouds we ended in San Isidro. It was only a stop on the way to Ojochal but this town charmed us. From the strange leotard clad girl acting/dancing a religious play in the central park to the ...

Arenal volcano, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Arenal volcano

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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We are on our way to our last stop on this trip: the Arenal Volcano. It´s active and if we are lucky we ll see some nice lava ...

Another Earthquake, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Another Earthquake

A travel blog entry by missouri

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It was about noon....I had just got home and crashed on the couch with a book, when all of the sudden, our building starts to shake....scared the shit out of me. They can call them "tremors" if they want, but as far as I'm concerned its a full-on ...

Chant meets the devil, Kiley meets the britts!, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Chant meets the devil, Kiley meets the britts!

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... (scott, matt,kev, isabel,allissa and alissa's sister,kiley and I and the two kids sophi and liam) is making an outing at Costa's finest theme park "Parque Diversiones"...or, maybe the only theme park...but fun, notheless. So, we decide to tag along...we ...

Raleigh Phase 3 - Coast to Coast Trek, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Raleigh Phase 3 - Coast to Coast Trek

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Our last phase, the 19 day, 270 km Coast to Coast trek which started in Moin on the Atlantic Coast and finished in Playa Palo Seco on the Pacific Coast, finished on December 12.  Our team name was Zulu 1 and to see some videos and blog entries from ...

La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

La Fortuna

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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... our gracious host at the Quetzal Inn and took the bus-boat-bus ride from Monteverde to La Fortuna, a touristy town known for Costa Rica´s most active volcano, Arenal. We had a relatively clear day to cross Laguna de Arenal which gave us a spectacular ...

Last stop on Costa Rica's Carriben Coast, Puerto Viejo Talamanca, Costa Rica travel blog

Last stop on Costa Rica's Carriben Coast

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... , as you can see from the photographs the beach is sandy and clean and is lined with swaying palms, the beaches here on Costa Rica's Carribean remind us a lot like those beaches in Sri Lanka. We delighted in the sea breeze before jumping back on the ...

Rafting with Rodrigo, Pacuare River, Costa Rica travel blog

Rafting with Rodrigo

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... the slower parts, he kept it interesting by randomly picking Chantra or I up and throwing us in, only to retrieve us later by throwing us in the bottom of the boat like fish. All in all, very fun trip that I would recommend to anyone visiting Costa ...

Farewell to Jorge, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Farewell to Jorge

A travel blog entry by missouri

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...we lose a roomate to the Dominican ...

La Paz, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

La Paz

A travel blog entry by myjob

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La Paz has over 70 acres of wildlife and forest to explore. The main area offers 3.5km of "gringo trails", including an avery, butterflies, monkeys, humming birds, snakes, orchids frogs, cats and 5 waterfalls: Tempio, Magica Blanca, Encantada, Enscondida ...

Small-town Costa Rica (w/ p.u.), Ojochal, Costa Rica travel blog

Small-town Costa Rica (w/ p.u.)

A travel blog entry by iwasthud

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Ojochal is a teeny little town, not even in the Lonely Panic if you can believe it. It has all the necessary amenities including a French baker man, an internet cafe, and a grocery store. It doesn´t have many luxuries such as telephone service, power ...

From our ankles up to our tops, we are in it!!!!, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

From our ankles up to our tops, we are in it!!!!

A travel blog entry by dinaboo

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I think its Friday, D said something about that earlier!  Woke lazily in our cabina aching for some breakfast.  Such as it is, our digs are better without loose food in the room.  So we decided to venture out in the morning sun for some ...

Puerta Viejo: Pika Pikas and Spiny Sea Urchin, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

Puerta Viejo: Pika Pikas and Spiny Sea Urchin

A travel blog entry by missouri

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May 30: Phil, Brian and I(Kiley) decide to go back to the beach on Friday....we meet ??, I can't remember her name, but I will refer to her as the tequila lady b/c when we met her on the bus she had a full bottle of tequila that Phil and Brian helped her ...

Do You Know The Way To San José?, San José, Costa Rica travel blog

Do You Know The Way To San José?

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... really. He wanted to get a flight to New York from Managua but having talked it over we decided to try our luck from San Jose, Costa Rica instead as it was likely to be cheaper. I'd figure out what I'd do when we got there. At 7am Dave was released ...

San Jose, Costa Rica 8th Nov - 10th Nov, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

San Jose, Costa Rica 8th Nov - 10th Nov

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... a long time! Proper big busses everywhere, traffic lights, big buildings, high street shops. It took a while to get used to! Costa Rica is a more expensive than other countries in Central America, and the city here is much more modern. We walked around ...

Cups....., San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Cups.....

A travel blog entry by missouri

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Object of the game.....start in El Pueblo at Bar 69...get a cup and keep it the whole night...so you have to take it with you everywhere(which usually entails explaining to bouncers the importance of this specific cup and why they should make an ...

June18-21: Country Costa Culture, Rio Celeste, Costa Rica travel blog

June18-21: Country Costa Culture

A travel blog entry by missouri

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June 18: After a month of procrastinating, I decide school might not happen; therefore, decide to immerse myself completely in the culture. A few days with a non-english speaking family in the country with noone else around will really wet your thirst ...

Crabby roomate, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

Crabby roomate

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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I basically decided to skip Costa Rica.  I just was not feeling  excited about it plus its super expensive compared to the rest of central America.  I met so many people that loved it though so I cant wait to ...

Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... winters, the place will be amazing when it is finished and so near the beach too. Property development is huge business in Costa Rica with lots of people investing. Costa Rica is also widely known for its business and property scams on a huge scale. ...

Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by tinytraveller

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... most ecologically famous areas then it makes sense that this is going to be a more affluent area. However, as a rule I believe that Costa Rica has a very strong economy, is not ad loggerheads with any other country politically so by nature is a much more ...

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