Las Orquideas

Santa Elena, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Hotel
Prices starting from $49.00

Travel Blogs from Santa Elena

San Juan Del Sur

A travel blog entry by alimaterna

... to watch the surfers do their thing. We stayed here all afternoon and then headed back to pachamama to shower and eat. Lucy made a great pasta for us and Patrick and Yav. It was then time for wacky tacky night, where everyone dresses up in some interesting attire and parties the night away. It was a lot of fun, although Lucy got very drunk at one stage and I had to, unwillingly, drag her ...

Bungle in the Jungle!!

A travel blog entry by lightnerjohnson


... in the view, which is constantly changing depending on the clouds and mist.

One of the families, the McKelveys and company, were only planning on staying one night. However, the power of sleeping, hiking, and relaxing in the middle of the cloud forest took control and they thankfully stayed for a second night. Mornings were early, but the earliest was the second day when before sunrise (about 5am) someone thankfully looked out and for the first and only time there was ...

Up in the cloud forest

A travel blog entry by andreatravels


... similar to a caldo or tortilla soup you might find at a Mexican restaurant) and watched more gorgeous birds at their backyard feeders. After lunch Eva and I walked around the backyard checking out the yellow-throated and other varieties of euphonia, and blue-gray tanagers.

After lunch we went to the local farmers market where I bought a kilo and a half of freshly roasted Costa Rican coffee beans to ...

Our first active volcano!

A travel blog entry by carlyandjosh


... we made our own sushi. The whole meal was delicious, especially the tempura bananas with homemade icecream.

On our last day we needed to get up early so that we could catch the shuttle to Santa Teresa. Luckily this meant that we finally saw the top of the volcano, complete with some steam rising off of the crater. We wished that we could have stayed at Essence Arenal Hostel for longer, but both of us were also really looking forward to relaxing on a Costa Rican beach.

Hand-Sawed Car Key

A travel blog entry by summersabroad


... far noisier than our Hanging Bridges walk. Ben managed to spot some of the loudest birds. We have yet to identify them (when we could only see their tails, we thought perhaps they were toucan, but a glimpse of the beaks dispelled that idea). Their call sounds a bit like radio static. Their tails, or at least the underside of the tails, are a bright yellow, the bodies black with glimpses of red. I took what pictures I could, but they were high up in the ...

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