Hotel Castanuelas

Address: Esparza, 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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... ship holding it against the pier!A hot and humid day so we ventured into Puntarenas early- just a quick walk along the pier.Not much to see-grey sandy beach, lots of stalls, a fish market and a small town. There was a huge disparity between standard of some shops, alongside each other to boot-very modern and stylish or old and old fashioned.
A lot of people headed off on long excursions today into the jungle for zip lining, aerial team rides and walks over ...

Among the volcanoes

A travel blog entry by ctillery on Mar 20, 2015

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... meal we had each received a slice of a small orange on the side as a garnish (as Phyllis did with this meal). It was a little odd in that the flesh was green. Even more odd, when we bit into it the orange was very tart. Really really tart, which was much different than the orange juice we had been drinking. We decided that we would be careful about buying oranges in this country until we could figure this out. This meal our server ...

Forest Sky Walk

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

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... It has spent a lot of money on health and education and is a very popular centre for medical treatment. This compares favourably with its neighbours which have invested heavily on war. Costa Rica has no army and relies on the UK, US, China and Germany to protect it. Despite everything it remains a poor country, although the discovery of coffee gave it a sound export business and helped it gain independence from Spain in 1889. The Caribbean side is ...

Day 54 - Track Search Preparation

A travel blog entry by bigred1 on Jan 09, 2015

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Today started with another butterfly survey followed by camp maintenance. In the afternoon we had a track search presentation where we learned all about finding and recognising animal tracks in preparation for a big cat track search next week which I'm really looking forward to. After my afternoon butterfly survey I grabbed my rucksack and ...

The Rich Coast

A travel blog entry by steveclark on Dec 29, 2014

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I woke to a small hangover which disappeared not long after I arose. This was good as the day ahead was long. I'd spent about $30 in drinks yesterday, so quite an expensive night! Worth it though. We woke fairly early around 8am around and left he hostel around 10am ready to travel to Costa Rica. We were accompanied by John, who we knew fairly well now spending nearly a week with him. He may also be in chance of winning the world coolest job ...

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