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  • Welcome to the JungleOur first full day in the Arenal rain forest appropriately started off with a nice deluge of rain as we joined a guide and three intrepid Australians at 7 AM for a guided three mile walk. Our guide taught us Posted by mbeymer in Our Story | Apr 23, 2014
  • Reminiscing in Costa RicaCosta Rica was a bit of a blast from the past for me. Having spent 5 months there on exchange when I was 18, the prospect of reliving the adventure was certainly exciting. As was showing Brendan around some of Posted by hawkers2013 in The Hawkers head south | Apr 23, 2014
  • Semana SantaThe first stop on our tour of Costa Rica was the quaint capitol of San Jose nestled in a mountain basin occupying the central part of the country. Most people opt to skip San Jose because the capitol does not Posted by mbeymer in Our Story | Apr 20, 2014
  • Costa Rica==Costa Rica== 10th Mar to 11th Mar: Travel to Costa Rica included taking a speedboat at 6am from Bocas del Toro in Panama, followed by a 10 min walk and 2 bus rides to the capital of Costa Rica, San José. Posted by AshLisa in Ash & Lisa go exploring | Apr 18, 2014
  • DAY ELEVEN - Wednesday April 9,2014It was a normal dawn if there is such a thing. However, the abnormality came as this was another one of those quick days to move the time from MDT to CDT. Didn’t really bother us as Michael Posted by lukskytest in Queen Victoria 2014 Trip | Apr 10, 2014
  • Costa Rica's Jungle - Part 2Saturated by our night hike, we still had more animals to see, including a couple that we see pretty regularly. [img=http Posted by Equatorials in 40 K Miles, 6 Months | Apr 8, 2014
  • Costa Rica's Jungle - Part 1Over four days, we went on four hikes, three of them guided. In addition to meeting more US citizens than we had since the USA, Costa Rica allowed us to see so many animals. Top choice! We saw a black Posted by Equatorials in 40 K Miles, 6 Months | Apr 8, 2014
  • Trip's EndNot much to report on the trip's end. When you don't do anything, you can't say much about it. In Montezuma, Costa Ricka, we spent a week in a rustic cabin. (This means ants everywhere, spiderwebs in the dishes, and Posted by Equatorials in 40 K Miles, 6 Months | Apr 8, 2014
  • Guest Post: Costa Rica with Dave and Katie Jahangir!I would like to tell you a bit about my family. My dad has eleven siblings, which means that I have nearly thirty cousins, ranging from kindergarten-age to mid-thirties, with me somwhere in between at 13 years old. About a year Posted by skwclar in Birding around the World | Mar 25, 2014
  • Costa RicaAfter all the Central American countries Costa Rica is a fair bit of culture shock. [float=right][/float]Firstly there are no chicken buses here. You are cruising the country in quite luxury bu Posted by roman.cibulka in Trav The Traveller | Feb 20, 2014
  • FRI FEB 7 - Leaving Costa RicaON THE ROAD AGAIN We say goodbye to Samasati, catch our bus ride with Miguel, and wind our way back to San Jose. Most of the group has decided to river raft the Pacuare River, but we need to make a Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Feb 6, 2014
  • WED FEB 5 - Zipping Along Once MoreZIP-A-DEE DO DAH, ZIP-A- DEE AY My arms are getting to feel like jelly from all the chataranga dandasana (plank or pushup) poses but my spirit feels light. Today we go zip lining again. Having done it once, I am not Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Feb 4, 2014
  • THURS FEB 6 - Cahuita National ParkCAHUITA NATIONAL PARK We head up the road to the National Park, a beautiful headland protected since the 1970's. The beaches are among the best along the Costa Rican Caribbean coast, and whereas all the rest of our group, elect to Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Feb 5, 2014
  • TUES FEB 4 - More AdventuresTHE JAGUAR RESCUE CENTRE After another wonderful morning of dog stretches and sun salutations, with the howler monkeys laughing at out attempts to imitate them, we head off for the Jaguar Rescue Centre near Manzanillo. The Centre doesn't actually Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Feb 3, 2014
  • MON FEB 3 - Getting Into The FlowEARLY TO BED EARLY TO RISE Our morning begins at 5:00 am with the tribal screams of the howler monkeys just outside. As the sun begins to emerge in the jungle the monkeys are joined by a musical arrangement of Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Feb 2, 2014
  • SAT FEB 1 - San Jose ON THE ROAD AGAIN Today began with a ride from Hotel Guanamara in Carrillo to the Don Carlos Hotel in San Jose--a total of approximately 4 hours. It was sunny and hot when we left - approximately 34 C. Mani Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Jan 31, 2014
  • Monteverde: Flight of the Quetzal[center][/center] So by mid-December Tom had left us to fly back to the British winter he was missing so much, and we had left most of the crazies in Puerto Viejo. We first made reservat Posted by gadgetex in Juan Direction | Feb 6, 2014
  • Costa Rica: A series of most troubling encounters Izzie and Jim have been so kind as to let me write this blog entry, which recounts our time together in Costa Rica in December. Given full artistic license, I’d like to warn younger read Posted by gadgetex in Juan Direction | Feb 6, 2014
  • SUN FEB 2 - Samasati Heading For the Caribbean After a hearty breakfast - always rice and beans and eggs and fried plantain and lots of fresh fruit- we board a spiffy bus that will transport us to Puerto Viejo and our accommodation at Samasati. Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Feb 2, 2014
  • JAN 31 - Playing In The SunGuess What We Did Today Nothing! No schedule, no commitments...we walk the beach in the morning, stop for dips in the ocean, lie down under palm trees, relax and watch the social scene on the beach. We do this Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Jan 30, 2014
  • JAN 30 - Cavorting With The WhalesDolphins, Whales and Snorkelling We catch a boat out to search for dolphins. It isn't long before we are sitting in a pod of 30 or so bottlenosed dolphins. They surface and roll around, but we don't get too Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Jan 29, 2014
  • JAN 27 - A Day of AdventuringMeet Pedata and Primavera An exhilarating experience in horseback-riding! We met up with another couple from Sacramento and had a thrilling early morning 2 hour horseback ride to the base of Arenal--a volcano sleeping since 2009, after 42 Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Jan 27, 2014
  • JAN 29 - Playa Carrillo More Costa Rican Massage We are picked up by Mario and transported from Monteverde to the Guanamar Hotel sitting on a knoll looking over Playa Carrillo on the Pacific West coast - a 3 + hour ride. The first half Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Jan 29, 2014
  • JAN 28 - The Monteverde Rain ForestJeep, Boat, Jeep We awake to clear skies and a magnificent view of Arenal volcano. Its what everyone hopes for and few get to see, as its often cloaked with clouds at the top. Breakfast includes omelettes, rice and beans, mashed Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Jan 27, 2014
  • JAN 24, 25 - Getting ThereUp at 6:00 am to catch the 7:00 am ferry from Pender Island to Vancouver. Arriving in Tsawwassen at 9:30 am we waited for the 10 am bus which took us to the Sky Train and, finally, the airport. Posted by RDILL in Costa Rica Mexico 2014 | Jan 24, 2014
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