Hotel Bahia Gigante

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

Among the volcanoes

A travel blog entry by ctillery on Mar 20, 2015

8 photos

... 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 ...

Puntarenas (sunshine & beachfront)

A travel blog entry by nabeards on Jan 30, 2015

9 photos

... of the year should be hopping with tourists. For those of you who want to be envious, Costa Ricans kids are still enjoying Christmas break. We were surprised it didn't seem more busy.

We made our way around the peninsula starting at the cruise ship pier, where we were greeted by some awesome nature! Schools of fish jumping out of the water, seagulls swarming above them and a beautiful stingray. It was like the discovery channel but only our ...

'Round the country in 540 minutes!

A travel blog entry by rmhtraveller on Jan 12, 2015

1 comment, 10 photos

... are generally used for local consumption.
The berries are separated from the beans, and the latter are graded. The pea berry is the best quality and will be exported. The graded beans are now placed in large baths of water, where they will stay to ferment, allowing the sugar to leach out of the beans. Once they are sugar-free, the beans are placed outside on concrete platforms where they are laid flat out in the sun. People spend all ...

Day 52 - Busy, Busy, Busy

A travel blog entry by bigred1 on Jan 07, 2015

20 photos

Today was one of the longest and busiest days since I got here. I was up at 5:00 to do a bird survey. Where we saw an Orange Spilled Sparrow and both a male and female Cherrie's Tanager and heard a Bright Rumped Atillia, a Cocoa Woodcreeper, a Blue Black Grosbeak, a Violaceous Trogon and a Riverside Wren. At the final checkpoint we also saw a dead snake in ...

The Cloud Forest

A travel blog entry by steveclark on Dec 30, 2014

... tips whilst they clip you in, the gates opened and we jump off the platform, free falling a good 10 metres before the rope tightens. Swinging us close to the ground and back up in the air the other side. This was brilliant. We went back to the hostel and I cooked Somme chicken soup, which was more like chicken flavoured water, but with some bread it wasn't bad. We gathered our things ready for another 5:30am start tomorrow to travel across the ...

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