Travel Blogs from Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica

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Penas Blancas Valley, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Penas Blancas Valley

A travel blog entry by rkushner

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Slinking around Monteverde's cloud forest, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Slinking around Monteverde's cloud forest

A travel blog entry by junglebelle

... bus-boat-bus journey, largely along rocky, dusty roads, at times clinging perilously to the mountain side, we have arrived in Monteverde, a cloud forest national park high up in the mountains of the central region of Costa Rica. It's funny, we've ended up ...

Tree planting and ziplining, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Tree planting and ziplining

A travel blog entry by egatfield

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Given that Monteverde is in the heart of the Cloud Forest, it was no surprise that we awoke to rain and fog this morning. This only added to the mystical ambiance during our tree-planting excursion first thing today. Costa Rica is undergoing an ...

Last day in Costa Rica, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Last day in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by sam.callender

The last few days have flown by. We have been very busy in Monte Verde. Two days ago we went on a hike through the cloud forest (which is just what it sounds like). We were up at about 4,500 feet, so often times the visibility up there is pretty low ...

Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by trinitrish

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... , HOT WATER, and no AC needed as It got very cold at night! I definitly recommend this place for a budget traveller. In Monteverde, we did a Coffee and Cocoa Tour and Horseback Riding. Both Tours were done on the private properties of families. The buses ...

monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

monteverde

A travel blog entry by bistritz

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... army since 1948, and they were there offered some uninhabited land on this mountain where they became dairy farmers.  Their cheeses are now famous throughout Costa Rica.  We walked through the cloud forest on trails and 8 canopy bridges.  ...

The road from hell and Las Pumas, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

The road from hell and Las Pumas

A travel blog entry by judeabrown

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Today we are headed to Monteverde Cloud Forest and it is about a 3 hour drive.   On the way up to Monteverde we took a side trip to Las Pumas Wild Animal Rescue.  This was a place where animals that have been abandonded or neglected have a home ...

Vamos, Vamos!!!, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Vamos, Vamos!!!

A travel blog entry by pkgregoire

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... trip to Monteverde, first we took a taxi to the water, then a boat across the man made Arenal lake, then another taxi to Monteverde. Once at the hostel we relaxed. Later in the afternoon we went to a coffee, sugar cane, and chocolate plantation where we ...

Geritsel in de struiken, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Geritsel in de struiken

A travel blog entry by paulineenlex

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... en modder. 44 kilometer lang! Dat tekentje was voor 4-wheel drive. Aha. Dapper ploeteren wij door en komen door het echte Costa Rica. Wegen die soms goed zijn, dorpjes met alleen huizen aan de weg en natuurlijk de golfplaten daken. Het lijkt erop dat elk ...

Monteverde - cloud forest and then some!, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde - cloud forest and then some!

A travel blog entry by solskjaer20

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... to find out the next bus to the cloud forest was at 1:30pm. So I stuffed breakfast down and set about hitchhiking to the cloud forest reserve. Manged to get a ride most of the way there, but had to walk the last 2km or so. I walked around the trails in ...

Massive trees and Big bugs!, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Massive trees and Big bugs!

A travel blog entry by emijean

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... up using all the cracks as hand holds. Once we got up next to it i realized that I will never climb a tree in a rain forest. The first thing i laid eyes on in this tree was a massive funnel web spider sitting exactly where i was thinking about putting my ...

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

Snapshots - Monteverde

A travel blog entry by alexbicknell

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Monteverde et la Peninsule de Santa Elena, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde et la Peninsule de Santa Elena

A travel blog entry by annecybissonet

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La fin de semaine suivante, nous partons avec ma mère à Monteverde, où il y a le rain forest. Nous visitons un jardin d’orquidé miniature, c’est magnifique et tellement petit. Saviez-vous que la plus petite orquidé mesure 1 mm. On les ...

We are in for a bumpy ride, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

We are in for a bumpy ride

A travel blog entry by sheena-andy

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We headed out from lovely cabin #3 to Monteverde.  We had to wrap around the lake and take some of the worst roads we've ever seen.  Prius size potholes with gaggles of gusts of wind. On the ride out we saw a strange animal neither of us had ...

Back Country Costa Rica, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Back Country Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by paleojohn2010

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    We started off early to drive the 75 kilometers to Monteverde and check out the Cloud Rain Forest. There traffic was a bit heavy on the main road CR 27, which is also CR 1 the Pan-American Highway at this location. Tthere were ...

Monteverde, our favorite hang out, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde, our favorite hang out

A travel blog entry by ellebee88

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... We headed to sleep soon after getting to the hostel and planned to do a zip-line canopy tour (a main attraction of monteverde´s cloud forest) the next morning then probably leave after just one more night.  After getting a ton of info from the ...

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

Back to Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by jeridolp

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... of people were there, but it was a lot. We're not really sure why there were so many people. A lot of Nicaraguans work in Costa Rica, so we speculated that they were ALL trying to cross back in after the holidays on that day. Lucky us. We finally got ...

Jumping in to Pura Vida, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Jumping in to Pura Vida

A travel blog entry by emijean

... of his life. I almost had a heart attack for him. Our guide, Alejandro, said "Ok, Josh! You are ready! Welcome to Costa Rica! 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!" And he jumped, cheering the whole way down. When he came up he confirmed it, excelente. Next was Dan. Dan, of ...

Toucan art - by Gyles and Lyndon, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Toucan art - by Gyles and Lyndon

A travel blog entry by alexbicknell

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We've been admiring the amazing colours of the birds. We particularly like the orange, blue, green and red beak of the keel billed toucan   ...

Suckers, Surf and Swings, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Suckers, Surf and Swings

A travel blog entry by kimberlyannreed

... hours was a full day, eleven hour adventure.  We're in the small town of Santa Elena in the middle of the Monteverde Cloud Forest.  The most stunning vistas and views here.  Today we did the famous zip line tour!!!  Most of the lines ...

Here With My Head in the Clouds, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Here With My Head in the Clouds

A travel blog entry by maxgs90

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... actually swam in a waterfall, something I’d like to do again. After the couple days, we went to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. There are several different types of forests in Costa Rica. There are temperate forests, rain forests, cloud ...

Scorpion, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Scorpion

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... Imagine that first question posed in a British accent, by a fellow guest on our night walk of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.  Now imagine the response coming from our Costa Rican guide Ricardo, who happens to be whiter than paper, ...

Is it a bird, is it a plane - no, it´s Annalah...., Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Is it a bird, is it a plane - no, it´s Annalah....

A travel blog entry by anna_lah

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... amazing beaches, coupled with spectacular inefficience - bearing in mind the old adage 'always have an exit strategy', I pushed on to northwestern Costa Rica. Having taken about as much of San Jose as I could (25 mins to be precise – what a dump), ...

Meeting Helen & Sangkhom in Costa Rica, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Meeting Helen & Sangkhom in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by sillyashley

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Jun 02, 2015, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Jun 02, 2015

A travel blog entry by ladykatala

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Out in the styx, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Out in the styx

A travel blog entry by mills01480

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... Mexican porcupine sleeping. Our last day, got up this morning to an amazing full rainbow caused by the drizzle and mist in the cloud forest. We spend part of this horse riding with the Smiling horses ranch run by a German lady and her helper Liza from ...

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

Nationalpark Monteverde

A travel blog entry by manuroger

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... wir im Swiss Chalet. Die Besitzer haben früher in Lachen ein Cafe betrieben und leben nun seit über 10 Jahren in Costa Rica. Zum zNacht gab es Rösti und Wiener-Schnitzel. Nach dem Tico und American Food wiedermal etwas anderes :-) Das Kaffii-Schaps ...

Here we go, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Here we go

A travel blog entry by broncos

... brought it with us through security, and we think this was the fuel that helped us get all the way from NYC to Monteverde, Costa Rica.  Along the way we met countless wonderful people who helped us on our journey. The Hilton shuttle driver, Jorge, ...

Monteverde, a natural beauty to explore, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde, a natural beauty to explore

A travel blog entry by erickht

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... all visitors: the chance to explore the unspool natural landscape and its national parks. It's no wonder the Monteverde Cloud Forest is such a popular destination among couples, families, friends, adventurers and researchers seeking a dreamy escape for ...

The Town of Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica travel blog

The Town of Monteverde

A travel blog entry by costaricahotel

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In Monteverde, we found the cutest little hotel and restaurant called Treehouse.  It is listed as one of the world's top 10 most bizarre restaurants.  You have the feeling of being nestled in a giant tree while you enjoy your dining ...

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