Hotel Bahia Gigante

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

Puntarenas - ummmm

A travel blog entry by petkatravels on May 20, 2015

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... change of port from Puerto Caldera to Puntarenas today.There were problems with a swell and a ship containing ammonium sulphate that sank.Evidently there are strong currents in the harbour at Puntarenas and Holland America usually docks in small Puerto Caldera, a little further down the coast. The currents did play havoc with the ship's lines and about 8 broke. The Captain announced to keep away from the area as it could be dangerous and he ordered a tug to keep ...

Among the volcanoes

A travel blog entry by ctillery on Mar 20, 2015

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... shyly about Alaska.... do we use refrigerators? We were expecting the "do you live in igloos" question; this one was new on us. Since Craig had once used the trunk of his car as a freezer during a Fairbanks winter we were able to confirm his worst suspicions. Phyllis had the daily special, chicharrones, which were even better than the ones she tried in Atenas. Moreover we were able to answer a burning question. During our ...

Forest Sky Walk

A travel blog entry by richard.boase on Jan 29, 2015

2 comments, 32 photos

... of 4.5m, but it has been described as the most diverse place of its size anywhere in the planet. It's geography divides the country into several distinct regions, each of them looking and feeling entirely different from the other. It has a string of national parks, tropical beaches, spectacular volcanoes and huge rain forests. It's a peaceful nation where Costa Ricans, (men are called 'Ticos' and women are called 'Ticas'), enjoy a tranquil and ...

Day 53 - Hot, hot, hot

A travel blog entry by bigred1 on Jan 08, 2015

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Spent the day doing another couple butterfly surveys in between which I did some more work in the local organic farm. Pretty uneventful, but pretty draining with the weather really heating up here. It's been hitting the low 30s and the humidity is really high as well. A new communications officer called Alexis from America also arrived today. In the evening went to Piro Beach again to watch a beautiful sunset and chill on the ...

A wet day in the cloud forest

A travel blog entry by christim on Dec 29, 2014

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... was breathtaking before it became completely shrouded, however.

We had hoped to go night-birding tonight to look for nightjars and owls, but that may not happen with all the rain. I'd be happy to settle for story-telling and laughs around a drink or two... I really enjoy my company on this tour.

The owner of the lodge comes around at every meal and says, "God bless the food... and you." Blessed indeed.

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