Ayi Con Hotel

Address: Puntarenas, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Puntarenas

Forests in the clouds

A travel blog entry by 7800miles on Mar 10, 2015

16 photos

... they start growing atop a tree and grow their roots harmlessly down towards the ground. Once they have reached the ground, they wrap around the original tree to reach the sunlight. The original tree eventually dies and decomposes, and the ficus is left with a hollow core.
Later, at night, we saw the usual, bats, but also the tarantula and some sloths. Our ...

'Round the country in 540 minutes!

A travel blog entry by rmhtraveller on Jan 12, 2015

1 comment, 10 photos

... Rica include gold mining, sugar, tobacco (cigars) and coffee.
We headed for the Upper Central a valley with an altitude of about 6000 feet above sea level - just perfect for the coffee production that occurs in this area. Coffee was introduced to Costa Rico in the 1770s, and first exported around the world in the 1820s.
The scenery outside our bus is tropical dry forest. This type of forest differs with others due to the prolific number ...

Day 56 - Dolphin Boat Trip

A travel blog entry by bigred1 on Jan 11, 2015

37 photos

Had one of the best days so far today. We booked a dolphin tour and spent six hours going all around the cove. We saw some stunning sights such as the mangroves which houses some amazing birds, caiman and crocodiles and some amazing trees which play such an important role in protecting the land and soaking up all the silt as well as any excess carbon. We also saw 2 turtles mating in ...

The Rich Coast

A travel blog entry by steveclark on Dec 29, 2014

3 photos

... About 2-3 hours later we got off the bus in La Irma. Here we would take another bus to Santa Elena, the town next to Monteverde. Only one problem, no buses. We were told by another traveller that the last bus was at 3pm! Great! After a short debait about whether to bother going or trying to get another bus to San Jose, we ended up having to fork out $60 to get all taxi to Santa Elena. What a nightmare. Although the man did knock off $10 ...

Day 26 - The Christmas Party

A travel blog entry by bigred1 on Dec 12, 2014

22 photos

We were due to go on a Big Cat Track Search this morning, but the torrential rain made it pointless. Spent the test of the day getting the Christmas Party ready. Christmas dinner consisted of a nut roast, mashed potato, cous cous and vegetables and was not bad at all (not quite turkey and roast potatoes), but was more than satisfactory. After dinner the drinking began. I had bought a bottle of gin and several cans of tonic and most of the other ...

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