Villas del Roble

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

'Round the country in 540 minutes!

A travel blog entry by rmhtraveller on Jan 12, 2015

1 comment, 10 photos

... in the centre. There was a cacophony of noise from unseen birds as we walked through the park. Unlike other Palm trees we have seen on this trip, we noticed that the trunks are very smooth. We returned to the bus and our guide resumed his history of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica means 'Rich Coast'. On the Pacific side of the country the dry season extends from December to April, so we are here at the right time of the year. The main industries ...

Day 35 - Morning Monkey Madness

A travel blog entry by bigred1 on Dec 21, 2014

9 photos

Although Sundays are our day off I decided to still do my surveys as I wanted to get a few under my belt just in case anything came up later that prevented me from doing them. Even though I just planned to do my surveys and chill, the monkeys had other ideas!!! After my first survey, I spotted a large troop of white faced capuchins. I slowly approached and spent a good 15 minutes watching and taking pictures of them eating. As they got used to me ...

Cayman Spotting

A travel blog entry by kate9miller on Nov 24, 2014

6 photos

... It took us a little while to find one, but once we had spotted one we saw another four in pretty quick succession. We then followed a path that made it's way around the side of the swamp and saw another two that were much closer to us, one in particular was huge! It was a bit creepy to think we were so close to them, especially when Kelly jokingly turned the torch off for a ...

Day 6

A travel blog entry by bigred1 on Nov 22, 2014

1 photo

Had a quiet morning and afternoon to do some more of my diploma work, but did catch sight of a huge Iguana on a short walk by the river in the afternoon

The evening consisted of a walk to the hatchery to see if any of the turtle eggs had hatched (none had) and to take measurements of all the other nests in the ...

Birding and beyond

A travel blog entry by vandna on Nov 02, 2014

... of the flower. We ran into Herbert again at the herpetarium, where is passion for reptile and amphibious curiosities was again more than infectious. He gave us a brief lecture on the differences between salamanders and caecilians and how to distinguish vipers and corals from their non-poisonous look-alikes. As we followed him through rooms with about 20 glass cases, he would stop occasionally at one, unlock it, and pull out its resident ...

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