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


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


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 …

Monteverde, Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by scottandcorrina


... cheaper coffee.... (Argh?!?). Then it was adrenalin time! We went zip lining on the longest zip line in Latin America at 1590 metres long. The zip line tour also included two superman lines and a Tarzan swing! The superman lines are where you are harnessed as if lying face down - then you take off across the valley and have a birds eye view of the valley - it feels like you are flying, it was a really awesome experience! The Tarzan swing ...

Awesome day in Santa Elana

A travel blog entry by eljo_adventures


... cycle: egg, larvae, pupa, and adult. Most butterflies perch and love to bask in the sun. Scientists believe their wings collect sun rays and act as a "solar heater". The lifespan of a butterfly is short, from a few days to about 8 months. Butterflies are generally a solitary animal. When they open their wings, some Owl ...

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This hotel, located in Santa Elena, is near Isla Tortuga, Ranario, Reserva Biologica Carara, and Nature Park Walk.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding