Hotel Castanuelas

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

Boat ride on the famous Tarcoles River!

A travel blog entry by momentsintime


... boat, start my "Jungle Crocodile Safari" and cruise down this narrow brown colored river infested with tons of crocodiles and wildlife living along it!

Upon setting foot on the long narrow boat, I rapidly settled on the last bench way at the end of it. I much preferred it there; freedom of movement and fantastic views from the back!

In ...

Fifth Port Stop - Puntarenas

A travel blog entry by gilmer


... guide and the boat driver were amazing as well.

At one point during the tour, the guide actually went on land with a piece of chicken and was able to coax a crocodile up to him so that he could hand feed this reptile. It was simply amazing to watch - yet scary at the same time. I was worried at first that the crocodile might hurt this man but realized that he does this feat several times a day - yet accidents can still happen.

During the tour, we ...

Zipping through the clouds

A travel blog entry by jennyroberts


... both longer and harder, however we were soon rappelling down 30 metres and heading to our last and most exciting ride of the lot. The Superman is similar to the other lines, except you don't sit vertically, but instead lie face down with your legs held up high. As I was first across, I had little chance to be afraid and was soon soaring across the landscape and it truly felt like flying. A full kilometre long and 180 metres high it's a journey I'll ...

A Sampling of Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by danharriet


... back thru the countryside, back across the bridges, back along the coast, back to Puntarenas and back to the pier where our ship was waiting for us.

As we journey back to our beginning point the noise in the van increase then stopped. It was a noise made by an air condition unit that was damaged and needing repair. The loss of cool air was not going to stop our enjoyment of the day as we just slide open some windows and felt the warm air of the land. After arriving ...

Santa Elena Park and the drive to Arenal

A travel blog entry by felixyorugua


... we didn't see any exotic animals. They had escaped us for now... After our three hour hike we had lunch in the sun (and wind) before a long drive to the Arenal region. Our Lonely Planet guidebook had boasted about the lava flows of this volcano, especially at night, but we found out upon our arrival in Costa Rica that the Arenal had actually become dormant two or three years ago... Just our luck! We decided to go there anyway because of the ...


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