Rancho Oropendola

San Mateo Orotina , Orotina, Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Orotina

At school

A travel blog entry by marksmb


Started the second day of teaching and students are doing a great job. We have a couple of hurdles to overcome. For example, math classes are in Spanish and that intimidates some of the students. However, the math is not difficult and Green Forest students speak English. So, we are modeling how to ask students questions about what they are doing so that we can then engage with the lesson, even though it was delivered in Spanish. Others need to work ********* changing ...

Costa Rica Craig's Secret Birding Haven

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2


... from the feeder. This is one of the larger hummingbirds-- about 6" in length. Last year the feeder was inside the kitchen and the hermit would fly right in the kitchen! Still pretty impressive to see.

One of the mornings when we walked along his road we got to see masked tityra with their nest right in ahole aloong side the road. Seems there are birds everywhere building nests!

Day 7: Relaxation time

A travel blog entry by misslibbyrn

... limes. We watched them for a good twenty minutes while we drank our coffee. Then we got ready to head out for breakfast and to the store. We went to Cafe Milagro again.. That place is the best! We headed down the south trail through the tropical forest to spend our whole last day on the beach where we relaxed and soaked up the last of the sun that we could. We spoke a bit with Jose, ...

Raleigh: Phase 2 - A tale of two parks

A travel blog entry by jennyroberts


... a privilege. We would therefore by staying in basha beds, so all the preparation of Jungle Camp would be worth it. Carara National Park by contrast is one of the busiest and most popular national parks, in Costa Rica. The park is located near the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and was established in 1978. It is a medium sized park and due to there being both dry and wet forest, it is rich in biodiversity. Such is it's popularity that a "Universal Footpath" was created, which allows ...

Welcome to the Jungle

A travel blog entry by rhea_


... Castillo, we were welcomed by a very pretty town topped by a high primitive fort which gave the town its name. Later on in our stay here, we went to visit the town´s museum and find out more about the local history, which was really amazing. The fort was built in the effort to defend mainland Nicaragua from the real deal Pirates of the Caribbean who would use the Rio San Juan as a passage directly to Grenada - a city of treasure and delights! El Castillo was ...


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