Travel Blogs from Costa Rica

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Chaotic Border Crossing--Peņas Blancas, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Chaotic Border Crossing--Peņas Blancas

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... road well and speed was at his mercy. After about an hour or so, we arrived at Penas Blancas, the border town with Costa Rica. The crossing was chaotic, as we didn't know where to find the Nicarguan immigration, after some hard searching and asking ...

La Reserva Natural Absoluta de Cabo Blanco, Montezuma, Costa Rica travel blog

La Reserva Natural Absoluta de Cabo Blanco

A travel blog entry by panf007

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Getting up around 8am, me and Juliette took the bus to the Cabo Blanco National Park to do some hiking. The road was unpaved and the bus reminded me of Honduras border bus, jumping up and down every time we hit a pot hole. On few occasions, the bus had ...

El Seņor de los Anillos--La Comunidad del Anillo, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

El Seņor de los Anillos--La Comunidad del Anillo

A travel blog entry by panf007

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San Jose is a very vibrant city. Located in the highlands of Costa Rica, the temperate climate is beautiful year round. Christmas was fast approaching and in Central American countries, any religious holidays, especially Christmas, is a very big ...

Christmas, French Wine,  and Winnie the Pooh, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Christmas, French Wine, and Winnie the Pooh

A travel blog entry by panf007

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Me and Juliette spend our first Christmas together, and it was my first Christmas outside Canada. Everything was closed in San Jose except for the Chinese Resturant next door to our hotel, so we had our lunch there. We had nothing to do the whole day, so ...

I just keep waiting...., Tamarindo, Costa Rica travel blog

I just keep waiting....

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... our amazing turtle night in San Juan del Sur, we woke up the next morning for a travel day that took us to Tamarindo, in Costa Rica.  Tamarindo is another Pacific beach town, although this one is much more built up and touristy, in the sense that it ...

The airport concourse...from a boeing 737!!!, San Jose International Airport, Costa Rica travel blog

The airport concourse...from a boeing 737!!!

A travel blog entry by neilandamy

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... werent enough seats for the passengers boarding. Once all was sorted we thought we were gonna be underway but no........... it was raining and for some reason we couldnt take off. though eventually we did.....and that was costa rica. ...

Sloths and Scuba, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Sloths and Scuba

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... delicious dinner prepared by the chefs. After dinner, the family had a dance party on the Crow's Nest deck of our house (one of Costa Rica's hottest clubs, you heard it here first), and rang in the New Year with champagne toasts. We had to bid adieu to ...

I made Juliette cry : - (, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

I made Juliette cry : - (

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... and took the boat back to the mainland. At Puntarenas, we transferred to a packed bus headed toward the south pacific coast of Costa Rica. It was a long ride for an understatement. The bus was crowded to the max, similar to any Beijing city buses at rush ...

Spare the Soggy Shoes, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Spare the Soggy Shoes

A travel blog entry by jr_riel

A few hours later past the crazy spider monkey, we came upon our second river crossing. Making our way through the shallow stream, we settled our packs on the other side and sat down to catch our breath and have a snack. Have you heard the story of ...

Do you know the way to San Jose?!, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Do you know the way to San Jose?!

A travel blog entry by samlocke3

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After a very loooooooooong flight from the UK we arrived in the bustling city of San Jose Costa Rica!! Feeling knackered after the flight we made our way quickly to the hostel we'd reserved and pretty much straight to bed. The true adventures start ...

i hate being burnt!!, Jaco, Costa Rica travel blog

i hate being burnt!!

A travel blog entry by maiamuffin

... out. we ended up at a bar/restaurant, where we just had a beer, well he had beer, ladies drank for free, so i had some costa rican liquir called guara,  (its made with sugercane) and played pool for a while. then we headed to another bar called īthe ...

Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by arthur~trillian

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Footballs, Rockers and the American Way, Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica travel blog

Footballs, Rockers and the American Way

A travel blog entry by moppet77

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... evidence below. Class was also interesting, because I learned some random bits of information about significant cultural differences between Costa Rica and the U.S. that I am fairly certain I would not have otherwise known.  For example, I learned ...

Of Peanuts and Goblins, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Of Peanuts and Goblins

A travel blog entry by jr_riel

Squirrel Monkeys seem to be extremely social. They're no bigger than a cat, and their round heads are perfectly proportioned to their bodies. Their eyes are round and bright, and their button noses give them a comical "peanuts" sort of a look. They cling ...

machu picchu and the amazon, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

machu picchu and the amazon

A travel blog entry by evabong

no longer in peru, i am in the little town of la fortuna, costa rica!... and finally with some downtime and internet connection i can do a little update!... seriously, it is so hard to believe that three weeks has already gone by and that this coming week ...

Wheel into the hotsprings, San Isidro de el General, Costa Rica travel blog

Wheel into the hotsprings

A travel blog entry by danielaccg

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... out.  we ate gigantic hamburgers for lunch (gigantic hamburgers were a lunchtime theme throughout the week, i think the costa rican coordinators were thoughtful of american eating habits--though i wonder if they think americans eat ...

Departure and Arrival!, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Departure and Arrival!

A travel blog entry by misterwilborn

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... this is going to be revealed.   After a three hour and forty minute flight, we touched down in San Jose, Costa Rica. A feeling of relief and increased excitement had certainly taken over the group. Our time in airports and planes has finally come to ...

Casita del Sol - Before and After, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica travel blog

Casita del Sol - Before and After

A travel blog entry by maia

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I am finally settled in my home with heart.  It turned out a million times better than I ever could have imagined (seriously hoping the same comes true with my thesis).                 It is funny how ...

Volcano Fail, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcano Fail

A travel blog entry by georgiemoule

... raining really hard, so we stayed inside for about an hour, and had chocolate brownies which were amazing. There isn't much chocolate in Costa Rica, so it was a treat! We went to the hot springs in the evening, which was really nice and we could bring ...

Living Abroad, Escazu, Costa Rica travel blog

Living Abroad

A travel blog entry by travelinfam

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Letting Go, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica travel blog

Letting Go

A travel blog entry by moppet77

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... we realized that the sun was too oppressive for exploring, and quickly detoured to a bar.  At the bar I tried my first Costa Rican beer (Imperial), and it was pretty good.  While waiting for our beers, we were greeted by Monty--a large black ...

Zipping Through The Forest Canopy, Rincon de La Vieja National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Zipping Through The Forest Canopy

A travel blog entry by bob_and_lana

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Today was an exciting day. First on the agenda was zipping through the canopy of the tropical forest here at the Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Then there was a horseback ride to the hot springs, frolicking in the volcanic mud, and finally a long soak ...

4 Chicken buses+10hrs at the border = MUCHOS FUN!, La Cruz, Costa Rica travel blog

4 Chicken buses+10hrs at the border = MUCHOS FUN!

A travel blog entry by jothomas

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... ;full of Costa Ricans and Nicaraguans going on the Easter Hollibobs. It took almost 4hours before we were even stanmped out of Costa Rica, a further 2 hours before we were stamped in to Nicaragua and another 3hours before we managed to get a bus to ...

monteverde canopy tour sau cum sa zbori fara motor, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

monteverde canopy tour sau cum sa zbori fara motor

A travel blog entry by tudormaxim

Dupa o calatorie de 4 ore prin peisaje foarte frumoase,cu Grey Line Costa Rica (shutle bus intre Tamarindo si Monteverde, 35$/p) am ajuns in Santa Elena-Monteverde.In nicio jumatate de ora am plecat spre o rezervatie privata unde am facut cea ...

Costa Rica, Cahuita, Costa Rica, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica, Cahuita

A travel blog entry by simbah

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Hey guys, well i left Panama after Bocas Del toro & stopped in a little village on the caribbean coast called Cahuita. It is about 10km away from Peurto Viejo where there is a good surfin coast. I decided on the calmer waters & being very close to the ...

Tica life, San Joaquin de Flores, Costa Rica travel blog

Tica life

A travel blog entry by georgiemoule

... left, tutting at my squeamishness. I know who to call in a crisis from now on! Wednesday was mothers day, which in Costa Rica means a national holiday. We made cards for our mamas, and bought a chocolate cake from a bakery called Musmanni (I'm going to ...

Volcano? What volcano?, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Volcano? What volcano?

A travel blog entry by davelauren

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La Fortuna is famous for its close proximity to Volcano Arenal an active Volcano that reportedly spews lava (although this has not happened for around 10 months). It wad a quick trip to La Fortuna arriving at around 1pm and leaving at 6am the following ...

Turtles, Tea Leafs and Toothache, Tamarindo, Costa Rica travel blog

Turtles, Tea Leafs and Toothache

A travel blog entry by garyjampot

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... as a short hop whereas back home that would get me to Edinburgh! All those mega journeys in Argentina etc. Arrived at Costa Rica backpackers at 8pm and greeted by moody, surly staff in supposedly the best hostel in town. The place was nice, though ...

The Story of Team Money, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

The Story of Team Money

A travel blog entry by travel.junkie

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It's great to have nicole with us. Suzi, Nicole and I have been friends for a long time, part of a group called Team Money (hence the tag line for this part of the blog). The name isn't what you think. We all went to the same Youth Group. YG is like ...

Seaside Jungle Adventure, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Seaside Jungle Adventure

A travel blog entry by mnasf

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... cream.   While we were in the store, we saw the missionaries from our church.  One of the elders was from Costa Rica and the other was from Nebraska.  We talked to them for a minute and purchased their groceries for them.  We ate ...

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