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  • Costa (Lot) RicaCosta Rica 7th – 13th August After a long day travelling – left Antigua at 4am, to catch my 8am flight to San Jose (luckily the pilot DID know the way to...). As I`d left booking so late, the only seats Posted by kathystravels in Notes From A Big World | Aug 11, 2010
  • Meeting Kindred Spirits in the Cloud Forest Monteverde Cloud Forest When I think back on some of my trips, it is the sights I remember most. On others, it is the scenery. On my trip to Costa Rica, it is the people. I Posted by world_wide_mike in Worldwidemike | Aug 4, 2019
  • Heading to the HillsThere was no real rush to leave Manuel Antonio but we were still up early, and packed and ready to leave by 10.30, stopping at a bakery for lunch on the way. The drive to Dominical was very easy along Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | May 30, 2019
  • Manuel Antonio National Park and BeachWe left our hotel in Carara quite late around 12.30 for the short drive down to Manuel Antonio with just a brief stop at a bakery on the way to pick up some things for lunch. It was about 2.10 Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | May 29, 2019
  • Exploring Carara National ParkAfter a terrible nights sleep we decided we may as well just get up early and try and get the 9 o'clock ferry. The drive back was more straight forward as we could just follow signs for a more direct Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | May 23, 2019
  • Relaxing in Santa TeresaAfter 3 nights in the cloud forests our next destination was Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula, a fairly remote beach area reachable by road and ferry. We wanted to try and get the 11 o'clock ferry so were up Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | May 20, 2019
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest ReserveWe didn't rush up today as we had been told if we reached Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve around 10 the queues would be less as the serious bird watchers and tour groups would have been and gone by then. The Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | May 15, 2019
  • Off To MonteverdeMonday saw us depart from Bijagua, it had been an interesting place to stay with great scenery and wildlife even if our cabin had been a bit basic. Our next stop was in the cloud forest in Monteverde, a very Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | May 14, 2019
  • The Rio CelesteThe reason we had chosen to stay at Bijagua was due to its proximity to Tenorio National Park and the Rio Celeste. We were up early on the Sunday morning as we knew the park could get busy at the Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | May 13, 2019
  • Cataratas BijaguaOn our last morning in La Fortuna we had an earlier breakfast and a last stroll around the crocodile and butterfly parts before going back to the hot pools for a final swim before we had to check out. We Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | May 13, 2019
  • Lazing Around at Los LagosOur last couple of days in La Fortuna were to be spent at a more luxurious hotel with its own hot springs, a must do when staying in the Arenal area. We had a more leisurely get up then went Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | May 10, 2019
  • Mistico Arenal Hanging BridgesThe next morning the skies were clear and we had another early breakfast before driving to Mistico about 20km away. We saw a toucan fly past and about 4 coati by the road on the way. It was $26 each Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | May 9, 2019
  • On To La FortunaAfter a slightly better night we decided we would cross the bridge for a final time before leaving Tirimbina. We breakfasted slightly later at 7 then set off to immediately see some howler monkeys who travelled part of the way Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | May 9, 2019
  • Tirimbina Rainforest ReserveI had seen a review on Tirimbina Rainforest Reserve and really fancied visiting it. The advantage of staying there was that any entry into the reserve was free and at $18 pp it made sense to pay the bit extra Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | May 8, 2019
  • A Trip To Costa Rica [quote][b]'Adventurous travel is like a virus for many people, once they've been to some far-away destination.... its often as if a switch has been flipped.They've caught the travel bug, and from that Posted by RoyandIngrid in Carry On Travelling... | May 7, 2019
  • Introduction So, can it be done? Costa Rica in February-March on a budget? The answer is yes. We spent less than $80 per day for the two of us but we did have 6.5 weeks (that budget might be harder if Posted by soniaberode in Costa Rica 2019 | Apr 10, 2019
  • Orosi valley, part 1We left Toronto on February 10, Ray's 60th birthday. Avianca made an announcement and gave him a sweet card, extra cookies with his meal, a slice of cake and a cup of Bailey's. We love flying with Avianca (free food, Posted by soniaberode in Costa Rica 2019 | Apr 17, 2019
  • Costa Rica's Beauties and BeastsThe upside of staying in a cloud forest high in the mountains of Northern Costa Rica is that we are surrounded by the lushest vegetation and beautiful flowers like these imitation Christmas ornaments... [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/171352/8a15 Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Jan 22, 2019
  • Pura Vida Costa RicaPura Vida meaning 'pure life' is the motto of Costa Rica for a good reason. Due to its policies on sustainable power production and its preservation of natural habitats Costa Rica is consistently placed among the top three greenest countries Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Jan 20, 2019
  • A Slothful Day in Costa RicaAnyone who has not experienced a truly tropical environment will not appreciate how exhausting it is to move at any speed in the heat and humidity. It's 34 degrees here in the jungles of Costa Rica and this little guy Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Jan 18, 2019
  • Essential Costa Rica Now we have left Panama for Costa Rica we can safely report that, with some exceptions, the Panamanian locals were not particularly friendly. We don't know why – after all we were tourists spendi Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Jan 16, 2019
  • Early Days at Casa Zenn Taming the jungle I presume? [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/725413/PA260180. Posted by TeamZecca in Funemployed World Tour | Dec 23, 2018
  • Monteverde Day 9 We woke to a rainy morning, and commenced our journey to Monteverde, in the north west of the country, which was established by American Quakers in the 50s as an agricultural community, and includes a biological preserve. Part of Posted by Xpotential in Intrepid - Costa Rica | Nov 8, 2018
  • La FortunaThere was a rooster that woke everyone up at 3.40am, although it didn’t sound like any rooster I’ve ever encountered. Following a traditional breakfast in our homestays, we made the journey to La Fortuna, which is a tourist town near Posted by Xpotential in Intrepid - Costa Rica | Oct 30, 2018
  • JuanilamaWe travelled to Juanilama, which is a rural area and certainly not known for mass tourism. This was our home stay night, where we stayed with local families in their homes, none of whom spoke English. We had lunch Posted by Xpotential in Intrepid - Costa Rica | Oct 30, 2018
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