Hotel Castanuelas

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

Day 36 - Turtle Madness

A travel blog entry by bigred1 on Dec 22, 2014

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Today started with another butterfly survey in the morning and then a goodbye to one of the staff members who was going home to spend Christmas and the New Year with family and friends. After lunch we met the collectivo which brought a new volunteer and the food for the week (always a nice sight). Later that afternoon I did another survey and caught ...

Crab Murderers

A travel blog entry by kate9miller on Nov 25, 2014

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... and a pinch of salt. As we have no oven at camp we had to improvise with a large flour lined pan, cooked over a low heat. Half way through, after about 40 minutes, we had to flip the bread over to make sure both sides were cooked through. The smell coming from it was amazing and when it was done we had a nice round crusty loaf! It turned out so much better than I was ...

Day 7 - Dia Libre

A travel blog entry by bigred1 on Nov 23, 2014

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... naturally). Also spent some time chatting and emailing family and friends which was really nice. Got the collectivo back to camp for late afternoon and spent the rest of the day chilling and chatting with the other volunteers, reading and listening to ...

Birding and beyond

A travel blog entry by vandna on Nov 02, 2014

... of its call. Our guide took out his iPad and played for us a number of calls, and though I couldn't memorize them that quickly, I did suddenly notice a difference in the bird-chatter - it had become a conversation with distinct voices carrying on. As we entered the refuge, our guide taught us to recognize tanagers (with the most uplifting calls) and flightcatchers (birds who locate their insect prey by sensing their flight on their long ...

Hiking and Zip Lining at Arenal Volcano Park

A travel blog entry by leahflores on Jul 17, 2014

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... hard. We had to buy ponchos.. which was a rip off.. cuz literally it ripped off while in the middle of hiking. It was better raining though, because I don't think we can last hiking up in the mountain, almost 3 hrs on a humid weather - it wld be so tiring - so the rain was a welcome treat. We just have to sing along with it..

We were split into 2 groups -- "short walk and the long walk" and of course (my hubby and ...

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