Travel Blogs from Monteverde, Costa Rica

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Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by stevebertram

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... to pull the coach clean out, seemingly without any real damage. Santa Elena itself is a quiet little town next to the Monteverde cloud forest, a rain forest located at 6,000ft therefore very very wet. There are tons of things to do from coffee tours, ...

Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by jamie88

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... from earlier in the day was performing a gig on his guitar. Thankfully we arrived at the end of his set and were quickly able to escape downstairs to get some dinner. We are getting a jeep-boat-jeep to Arenal next having completed our stay in ...

Central American break, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Central American break

A travel blog entry by cybelle

... I don't even recognise and we were especially unfortunate to see a bobcat toward the end of the day! Seeing what gave Costa Rica its reputation as being one of the most ecologically diverse nations in the world made the day somewhat worthwhile, regardless ...

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

On to Monteverde

A travel blog entry by jcrumrine

... or seasonings though.  I've found something I've liked every place we've gone.  They aren't big dessert people here in Costa Rica so that part is a little different for us, but we did have ice cream several times. Tomorrow we will go ...

Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by ronald

... in some internetcafe writing down this log. Tomorrow we´re going to Nicaracua...I am looking forward to that a lot. I´ve been in Costa Rica for about 9 weeks now and I think it will be fun to see a different environment. Anyhow...signing off. Seeya ...

Zip-lines, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Zip-lines

A travel blog entry by jcrumrine

Last night we went to a restaurant where there is a tree growing in the middle for our celebratory dinner.  Kate asked the waiter about cake and he brought out a piece of cake with a candle in it for Jason.  The dinner was very good and we were ...

Country number 5 - Costa Rica, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Country number 5 - Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by ren_n_ems

Today we arrived in Costa Rica and stayed in Santa Elena which is next door to the Monteverde cloud forest.  Costa Rica´s looks beautiful and so green.  Santa Elena is about 4k feet above sea level so is a bit more chilly than we are used ...

Nature walk and Zip wiring, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Nature walk and Zip wiring

A travel blog entry by littleshivy

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We were up at 5.45am again in order to be ready for our nature walk. We got picked up and taken to the Monteverde Rain Forest reserve. We had asked especially which tour we should go on to see a Toucan and of course we were recommended the most expensive ...

Green on Green Violence, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Green on Green Violence

A travel blog entry by dununzio

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A cloud forest is a rare, cool and extremely moist ecosystem located in the moutainous regions of this part of the world. The biodiversity is reportedly stellar, but the lush vegetation ensures that you don´t actually see any wildlife. The forest ...

Extremo Zip Line, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Extremo Zip Line

A travel blog entry by ren_n_ems

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Today we did a crazy Zip Line here in Costa Rica. It was the most hardcore one we could find called EXTREMO. You probably know what zip lining is but if you don't, it's basically you sit in a little harness which hangs from a cable on a pulley. The ...

Costa Rican (Chicken Bus) Rendition, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rican (Chicken Bus) Rendition

A travel blog entry by mikesprake

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... our passports stamped and existed in the frenetic no mans land (the earthly equivalent of purgatory). Our destination was the Monteverde Cloud Forest (more on exactly what that is later) and the adjoining town, Santa Elena several hundred Kilometres to ...

Canopy Tour above the cloud forrest, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Canopy Tour above the cloud forrest

A travel blog entry by chuckonearth

... a bummer that we have class tomorrow.  Oh well. Last night was a rocking time.  We went out to this bar in Monteverde to hit the beers and the dance floor.  Chelsea and I split our time between the dance floor and talking to the ...

Tarantulas in the dark, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Tarantulas in the dark

A travel blog entry by samellietravels

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... forest, on the way back I decided to visit an insect house where i was shown a load of many legged things from Costa Rica and held a few of the harmless ones (El didn't fancy this one). In the afternoon we walked back to the Children's ...

Week 18: Boquete, Panama & Costa Rica, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Week 18: Boquete, Panama & Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by mitchandsally

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... through Central America. We started the week in Boquete, the small mountain town in the north of Panama, not far from the border with Costa Rica. We stopped here mainly to break up the journey to Costa Rica and to visit a coffee farm, which was one of the ...

Monteverde-cloud forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde-cloud forest

A travel blog entry by sierragirl

The Sky Trek was highlight of the trip. There are 11 cables, one is 420 feet high. Another, the last one, is 720 feet long. We glided through the trees, over the trees, through the clouds, and over the ...

Misty Mountain Hop in Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Misty Mountain Hop in Monteverde

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... in Costa Rica. They are very helpful with info and bookings. This friendly atmosphere is lacking in many hotels / hostels we stayed in Costa Rica, but this family run hotel is one of its kind and made our stay very enjoyable. First day, December 31, ...

Monteverde, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by luciecox

... , i am saving myself for later. Unfortunately it is raining a lot so it is hard to be outside for too long. Costa Rica is the most touristic country in Central America, it became very americanised in the last few years especially, and the prices ...

Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by littleshivy

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The journey from Arenal to Monteverde was great and the rain has actually finally stopped! We still weren´t able to get a full view of the volcano, but at least we could see some of it! The "jeep-boat-jeep" that we had been sold actually turned out to be ...

Cloud Forest Zip Lining / Tarzan swing / Rappel, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Cloud Forest Zip Lining / Tarzan swing / Rappel

A travel blog entry by oltona

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... La Fortuna for $25 as opposed to the local bus.  It was so much quicker and nice scenery.  We booked into Costa Rica's 5 star hostel - Arenal Backpackers - fully equipped with private bathrooms, a swimming pool with swim up bar and lush ...

IM FREAKIN EXHAUSTED, MONTEVERDE, Costa Rica travel blog

IM FREAKIN EXHAUSTED

A travel blog entry by trolibus

HEY KELLEY.  I HAVE HIKED ALMOST 60 MILES IN THE PAST FEW DAYS.  IM UP IN THE MOUNTAINS IN MONTEVERDE WHICH IS A FAIRLY POPULAR PLACE TO GO BUT ITS STILL A NICE PLACE TO VISIT.  LOTS OF CLOUD FOREST PARKS AND TROPICAL DRY FORESTS.  ...

Zip lines, rainforests and snakes, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Zip lines, rainforests and snakes

A travel blog entry by tiggerbird

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... out the Sky Trek on zip lines.... literally hanging from just a cord hundreds of metres up in the air over Monteverde rainforest reserve! Absolutely fantastic, although after climbing up the first set of spiral stairs I was really quite scared when I ...

If it's a cloudforest, why is it raining so hard?, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

If it's a cloudforest, why is it raining so hard?

A travel blog entry by will

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... just about all night! The next day I made it out to one of the many cloudforest reserves near Santa Elena/Monteverde, although unfortunately it rained heavily all morning. I got absolutely drenched wandering around, but the rain and mist certainly added ...

Dinner in a tree house, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Dinner in a tree house

A travel blog entry by tiggerbird

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... got a call an hour into the journey to go via another town to get here (we nearly ended up taking a 4 hour detour!). And Monteverde turns out to be exactly what I expected and so much more! It's not only cooler here and much more picturesque ... ...

Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by simoncole

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... expect in central America. Total chaos. A queue of lorries half a mile long on the Nicaragua side and a mile long in Costa Rica. Police inspecting the contents. Several places to report to, get your passport inspected or stamped, pay some money, and they ...

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

Costa Rica - Monteverde

A travel blog entry by leanne.baker

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... to try to make a living through logging and farming. It was a 4 hour bus ride to our half way point in San Jose (capital of Costa Rica), but the driver still felt the need for a break after an hour and told everyone to get off for a minimum of 20 ...

Pura Vida from Costa Rica, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura Vida from Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by milla_taylor

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... a fun night out in Monteverde. The next morning we travel to La Fortuna, a major town in Northern Costa Rica, which is at a lower altitude than Monteverde and on route to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. La Fortuna is in stark constast to Monteverde ...

horse poo foot, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

horse poo foot

A travel blog entry by rachaelforster

We´ve been in Monteverde for 2 days now, arriving after a 9hr bus journey. On the first night we went to a bar called Bar Amigos, which was a cross between a Texan barn and a school disco. Couples with perfectly practiced dance routines were there, as ...

Costa Rica: The Beginning of my Spanish Obsession, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica: The Beginning of my Spanish Obsession

A travel blog entry by lakaitgreg

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... because the previous year had left me way behind. I complained about doing poorly at home, so my parents bribed me with a trip to Costa Rica if I brought my grades up. Of course I started staying after school to work with her, and in not too long I was ...

Travelling? What`s Travelling? by Sandra, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Travelling? What`s Travelling? by Sandra

A travel blog entry by weemcd

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... abilities that holidaymakers don't have or need.  Just this week we joined a two day tour to a fairly remote part of Costa Rica (move forward 4 for going somewhere remote) accessible only by boat (+2) in order to see sea turtles laying their eggs in ...

Endless possibilities., Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Endless possibilities.

A travel blog entry by stoo

This is a top pick!

... behold the view from my window, sleep overtakes me, ably assisted by the rumble of the diesel engine. I awake twisting down into Monteverde and eventually pulling in to the curbside.  The town is small, barely a triangle of buildings, but the area ...

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