Las Orquideas

Santa Elena, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Santa Elena

Day 17

A travel blog entry by jomole

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Woke up to rain (well we are in the cloudforest) and realised how lucky we had been yesterday with our trip up. This morning we couldn't see the mountains. We drove up a very stony road to the Saint Elena Reserve and walked round one of the trails. We saw all the usual rainforest plants and trees, but it was very atmospheric walking round in the …

Day 16

A travel blog entry by jomole

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Left Buena Vista around 8.30 and headed for Saint Elena, our next stop. The journey there was amazing – across flat pastureland with cattle grazing and then up the slopes of Monteverde with incredible views at every turn. Wally got a bit fed up with having to stop so often for a photo. The temperature dropped as we got higher and it is …

Day 16 - San Jose

A travel blog entry by sean_clare

The Orquideas Inn is also home to a tour company so we had one of their drivers take us into San Jose ($20 each way) and dropped us off at the Plaza de la Cultura which is next to the Teatero Nacional (national theater) and also contains the Museo de Oro Precolumbia y Numismatica (Gold museum) located underneath the plaza. We decided to check out …

Monday, June 9

A travel blog entry by aliciaslocomb

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... embroidered items; a Quaker woman gave them a book about the indigenous birds, and they embroidered many items with these birds. Now the items include wood work, painting, jewelry, clothing, and much more. During our conversations last night and today, we asked about the impact of this project on the lives of the women involved. They explained that there was an increase in self esteem,and better understanding of gender roles. One abuela (grandma) had a husband who ...

Monteverde Reserve

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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... suspension bridge that was 25m above ground giving a great view of the canopy. A couple of Quetzals, very colourful birds with long tail feathers, were flying around.

We were hoping to see monkeys and sloths but perhaps the extreme cloud and rain was making them take shelter somewhere. Even at the view point, there was only cloud today. There were plenty ...

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