Villas del Roble

Address: Puntarenas, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Puntarenas

Puntarenas - ummmm

A travel blog entry by petkatravels on May 20, 2015

8 photos

... Aussie/ Kiwi chef, Brett prepare Empanadas. Interesting to observe Brett's layback style, so typically Aussie!
Interesting fact re the toilets: to help save water and power the vacuum toilets use only 0.4 gallons of water per flush, 74% less than the 1.6 gallons used by most residential toilets.I wonder if anyone has had a heart attack from fright from the noise that reverberates from the toilet after you think the process has finished!! It took me days not ...

Roaming in the Rainforest

A travel blog entry by themcgee on Mar 19, 2015

2 comments, 13 photos

... a couple of times to allow us to take photographs at some good viewing points over the landscape.

I was dropped off at the Cabinas Vista al Golfo hostel/hotel which I had managed to book online the night before. Although the dorm was full, I splashed out on a private room which was actually about the same price as the dorm room I had just vacated in La Fortuna. The hostel was located on the hillside overlooking a valley that appeared to run all the way to ...

Forest Sky Walk

A travel blog entry by richard.boase on Jan 29, 2015

2 comments, 32 photos

Ship's position : Puntarenas, Costa Rica Temperature (midday) : 31c / 88.7f Sunrise : 6.01am Sunset : 5.43pm Time : GMT -6 hours PUNTARENAS, COSTA RICA - First known as Villa Bruselas in colonial times, Puntarenas ("sand point") was discovered in 1519. The port of Puntarenas wasn't developed until 1840 when coffee production in the highlands reached exportable volumes. Originally, the coffee was brought to port by ox carts via a trail through the mountains. ...

Day 54 - Track Search Preparation

A travel blog entry by bigred1 on Jan 09, 2015

8 photos

Today started with another butterfly survey followed by camp maintenance. In the afternoon we had a track search presentation where we learned all about finding and recognising animal tracks in preparation for a big cat track search next week which I'm really looking forward to. After my afternoon butterfly survey I grabbed my rucksack and ...

The Rich Coast

A travel blog entry by steveclark on Dec 29, 2014

3 photos

... he's a forest fireman! That's pretty cool! We were planning on catching a local bus to Rivas and then another to the border. Upon arriving at the bus which wasn't leaving for another hour, we found lots of people in the same boat, so ended up spitting taxis instead to save time. Only $5 each so not too bad. We teamed up with this Dutch dude and made our way to Rivas. Upon arriving we went to 2 bus companies. One was full, the other didn't ...

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