Hotel Castanuelas

Address: Esparza, 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

... 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 ...

Puntarenas (sunshine & beachfront)

A travel blog entry by nabeards on Jan 30, 2015

9 photos

... so time to continue.

As you can imagine I was ready with my camera as we made our way down the coast. There were stones states, a beautiful beachfront with dark sand, tons of restaurants, and a bright sun beating down. On we went toward the point of the peninsula to find the ferries. One of the suggested "things to do" in Puntarenas was to take a ferry to a neighboring island but we weren't convinced that the schedule was correct online. ...

'Round the country in 540 minutes!

A travel blog entry by rmhtraveller on Jan 12, 2015

1 comment, 10 photos

... day turning the beans in the sun to evaporate the moisture from the beans. They will remain out on these platforms for five days. Should it rain, they will be brought in and dried in huge mechanical driers.
Then they are roasted. As well as the quality level of the individual beans, there are three types of roast. The lightly roasted beans contain about 2%caffeine, has little flavour, and is roasted for 15 minutes, medium roast contains about ...

Day 52 - Busy, Busy, Busy

A travel blog entry by bigred1 on Jan 07, 2015

20 photos

... which we fished out to try and identify. After the bird survey, I had another butterfly survey to carry out and then some camp maintenance after which I had a much needed lunch break. With a break and some food in me I did my afternoon butterfly survey and then headed to the beach to learn how to do turtle excavations at the hatchery. Basically ...

A wet day in the cloud forest

A travel blog entry by christim on Dec 29, 2014

4 photos

Day two has been enjoyable, though not as productive as yesterday. We stayed at the Bosque de Paz Biological Preserve last night, up in the highlands of the Carribean Slope. My room was nicer than I expected, though there's no HVAC, which made for a chilly night. We walked some of the preserve's trails before and after breakfast, which produced a Chestnut-capped Brush-finch, Black Phoebe, and Azure-hooded Jay, along with ...

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