Travel Blogs from Costa Rica

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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 ...

Dia Primo - San Jose, Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Dia Primo - San Jose, Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by dinaboo

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After months of planning and waiting, Bob and I finally arrived in Costa Rica late last night after a smooth and seemingly speedy flight(s) from Chicago - Miami - San Jose. The final two days of preparation were hell for me as I was also moving out of my ...

Final thoughts about Nicaragua, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Final thoughts about Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... , a fiery blood orange color.....the show went on for about 30 minutes. My last glorious sunset in Nicargua. We crossed in Costa Rica on Tuesday morning and noticed right away the big difference. It was clean with no trash lying in the streets and ...

Guestbook posting, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Guestbook posting

A travel blog entry by dinaboo

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Hey girls and boys! We would love to hear from you on the guestbook associated with our travelblog! It appears all that is necessary to post, which is apparently more efficient than forwarding messages through email, is registering a free accoun with ...

Raleigh Phase 2 - Environmental Project, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Raleigh Phase 2 - Environmental Project

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... Ridley sea turtle, one of the world’s smallest marine turtles, counts Playa Hermosa as a minor nesting site in Costa Rica. Their nesting season occurs from June through November, while September, October and November see the largest numbers of ...

Raleigh Phase 1 - Miratombo Trek, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Raleigh Phase 1 - Miratombo Trek

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Raleigh International runs volunteering programes in Costa Rica & Nicaragua.  From September to December, I will be with Raleigh in Costa Rica/Nicaragua working as a volunteer project manager and trek leader. During the adventure phase, teams ...

Nicawesome, San Carlos, Nicaragua travel blog

Nicawesome

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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... . It is not known to be a tourist destination, but we loved its atmosphere and beautiful sunsets. Compared to Panama and Costa Rica, Nicaragua has been less affected by the outside world,  retaining its identity and authentic feel. Even though it ...

Costa Rica recap, San Isidro, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica recap

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... Antonio National Park is a gem among Costa Rica's nature reserves and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Costa Rica. A lush blanket of tropical green spills headlong onto several hidden and incredibly beautiful, jungle-lined beaches. Within ...

Redneck Riviera, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Redneck Riviera

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... . But, also, time has probably changed Costa Rica. I will likely be reluctant to return anytime soon. ----------- Part of Costa Rica's strength is due to a fascinating social experiment that they started in 1948 when they abolished their army. I ...

Is that a bar in your pocket or... (w/ p.u.), San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Is that a bar in your pocket or... (w/ p.u.)

A travel blog entry by iwasthud

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... cow-dung recently scrapped from the road". So it was which much Bliss that we laid our head to rest in a hotel in the Costa Rican capital of San Jose with a double bed complete with fresh sheets and fluffy pillows and a bathroom with mini-soaps. I almost ...

A stop in Rivas, Rivas, Nicaragua travel blog

A stop in Rivas

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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It is 11am and I am still in Rivas. There is something about Rivas I like and I am not sure what it is. I think it's the slow pace of the city and the many smiling people here. But, in about 1/2 hour I will take the bus to San Jorge and board the next ...

Pura Vida, We've Made It., San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura Vida, We've Made It.

A travel blog entry by nklenske

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... ? p.s.s. Malaria pills taste like chalk and the promise of giving you trippy dreams is a load of crap. we'll see what the costa rican 'imperial' beer does for that. p.s.s.s. We'll be heading to a jungle lodge on the atlantic coast in the morning, ...

Turtle Beach Lodge, Tortuguero, Costa Rica travel blog

Turtle Beach Lodge

A travel blog entry by nklenske

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... was actually sunny out, which I guess is rare, and we could see the top of the dormant volcanoes. We stopped for a great costa rican breakfast along the way at an outdoor cafe. Traditional costa rican grub consist of rice and black beans, which is eaten ...

The New Year, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

The New Year

A travel blog entry by nklenske

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... well people can communicate with each other when you can't speak each other's languages. We were called over to a group of americans/costa ricans to sing songs while they played the guitars. We covered them all, spanish, mexican, rock and roll, and even ...

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica 10th Nov - 14th Nov, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica 10th Nov - 14th Nov

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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Introduction This is a little spot on the beach, close to the border of Panama. We decided to visit the Caribbean side of Costa Rica as it's much cheaper than to visit the Pacific side. The weather wasn’t the best while we were here, lots of rain! ...

The Cloud (rainy) Forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

The Cloud (rainy) Forest

A travel blog entry by nklenske

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Visit Klenske, Ink. Well weīre back on schedule. After a free night at no costs in San Jose, we actually saved money. That never happens, at least to us! The lodge scheduled us a private bus from san jose to monteverde and we arrived at our hotel ...

Welcome to the Monkey House (and the lizard beach), Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Welcome to the Monkey House (and the lizard beach)

A travel blog entry by nklenske

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Visit Klenske, Ink. We are staying at La Mariposa hotel (the butterfly), which is perched on a cliff overlooking the pacific ocean and manuel antonio national park. The hotel is gorgeous, mostly due to the scenery and the vistas. Thereīs a swimming ...

Bumpy Roads and Hobbit Holes, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Bumpy Roads and Hobbit Holes

A travel blog entry by nklenske

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Visit Klenske, Ink. Today was a 'dia tipico' here in costa rica. hot, hot, and even more hot. we actually tried to sleep in today, but we just woke up around 6:30. Damn it. we had a nice breakfast and coffee delivered to our room and we ate breakfast ...

The Jerk Chickenīs revenge + eternal rain, Santa Elena, Costa Rica travel blog

The Jerk Chickenīs revenge + eternal rain

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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In the bus from Cahuita to San Jose, we saw more of the Costa Rica we came to see: beautiful lush rain forest, mountains with cascades, bamboo as high a NYC buildings ... We had decided to skip San Jose and head straight to the Cloud Forest of Santa ...

Raleigh Expedition 12L Costa Rica/Nicaragua, Turrialba, Costa Rica travel blog

Raleigh Expedition 12L Costa Rica/Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Follow my 3 months projects in Costa Rica/Nicaragua with Raleigh International!  http://raleighcostarica.blogspot.co.uk/ Alpha, X-Ray and Zulu groups (Grupos Alfa, X-Ray y Zulu) The official name for project groups during the phases of CR&N 12L. ...

Paradise found, Solentiname Archipelago, Nicaragua travel blog

Paradise found

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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While in line at the bank in San Carlos we met Maria - painter and hotel owner. She was so nice and laid back that we were sold into staying at her place - Albergue Celentiname. Our Irish friends tagged along and off we were to the beautiful lush island ...

Garmish James and Greg Kamphouse, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica travel blog

Garmish James and Greg Kamphouse

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... my schedule for 7 days.  I also have another friend ( Greg Kamphouse, roommate from San Diego) that lives in Costa Rica but I never knew where.... turns out he lives 50 meters away from James.   So coming to this town ...

Sick of bloody monkeys, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Sick of bloody monkeys

A travel blog entry by iwasthud

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... house and turn our back on susan (the sloth) but we had to go. Feeling like we should at least see some other place in Costa Rica, we pushed on to Manuel Antonio National Park just 100ks up the coast (and a five hour bus journey of course). As with ...

Adventures and Misadventures in the Cloud Forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Adventures and Misadventures in the Cloud Forest

A travel blog entry by dinaboo

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After almost a full week basking on the beaches of Puerto Viejo, we sadly said goodbye to our new friends, favorite beaches, local restaurants and our comfortable digs at Cabina Likas, and hopped on a bus (I use "hopped" in ...

My thanks to my wonderful father, Angelo, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

My thanks to my wonderful father, Angelo

A travel blog entry by dinaboo

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I would like to create an entry pointing out a mishap for which I am completely responsible.  I happened to misplace ( lost whatever you prefer to call it) my debit card which is my preferred method of payment during this trip.  YIKES! In a ...

Ocean to Ocean, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

Ocean to Ocean

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... We ended that same travel day by heading south for nearly an hour along the Atlantic Ocean, and connected them with a scenic drive through Costa Rica.  I think for both of us, this was the first time we had seen both of these oceans in the same day, ...

Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antonio

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... of Quepos, which makes a good base for the national park Manuel Antonio -- our destination for Saturday.  The national parks in Costa Rica are known for containing some great jungle areas, both rain forest and cloud forest, and are supposed to have ...

'Roughing It', Parque Nacional de Corcovado, Costa Rica travel blog

'Roughing It'

A travel blog entry by nklenske

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... . On the platform we saw a troop of spider monkeys, meaning that we now saw all four species of primates located in costa rica. We also heard two troops of howler monkeys fighting over their territory, but never did see them. Several tropical birds were ...

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