El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Bajos del Toro, Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Bajos del Toro

Up in the cloud forest

A travel blog entry by andreatravels on Feb 28, 2014

19 photos

... around the canopy above our heads, yelling at each other and fighting over females or nesting sites or both.





Marcos spotted this gorgeous orange-kneed tarantula somewhere along the trail. He wasn't a bit scared of it, and even picked it up to show us more closely. If this guy were to sting you it would hurt but wouldn't do any permanent damage. Personally I'm content with a photograph.


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Ziplines and nightwalks

A travel blog entry by slmackay on Oct 20, 2013

4 photos

... the first part of the trip went well and we were at the boat pretty quickly. We crossed Lake Arenal by boat then continued on. The next part of the journey seemed to take forever as it was really bumpy and windy. As this was supposed to be the good road I would hate to see the other one!

When we arrived in Monteverde we found a hostel and headed off for the Extremo ...

The Roads Were Not as Bad as in Greece

A travel blog entry by summersabroad on May 18, 2013

6 photos

... little roadside restaurant, adjoining a zipline tour (I admit to being tempted -- Ben not so much). We enjoyed our meal (me: traditional rice and chicken; Ben: rice, steak, onions, fresh cheese, beans, plantains, and yucca) while watching the hummingbirds zip around the bird feeders. I took a few pictures, though I fear most didn't come out as well as I'd hoped. All for the best, considering the numerous black flies enjoying the nectar meant for the birds.

Another ...

At the Foot of Arenal Volcano

A travel blog entry by bob_and_lana on Jan 20, 2013

2 comments, 7 photos

... tomorrow.

We spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying a soak in the hot springs at the Kokoro Hotel on the outskirts of La Fortuna. This is the hotel where we are staying for two nights. The spring water comes out of the ground at 100-105 degrees Fahrenheit due to its proximity to Arenal Volcano. It is dark amber in color with a muddy appearance due to all the dissolved minerals, which we were told have wondrous health benefits. Our group had a good ...

Volcan Poás

A travel blog entry by felixyorugua on Jan 15, 2013

10 photos

Gab: Our Lonely Planet guidebook and everyone we had talked to recommended the Poás volcano over the volcan Irazú (despite the fact that the latter is much higher up), as well a leaving early before the clouds form around the volcano's summit. Admittedly, we got a late start to the day but by the time we left San Jose it was roughly 9 ...

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