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  • Orosi valleyWe 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
  • Puerto ViejoDay four was largely a travelling day. We traveled from Tortuguero to Puerto Viejo, which is in the Sarapiquí region. I slept most of the way, having been up until the early hours completing some life admin for my impending Posted by Xpotential in Intrepid - Costa Rica | Oct 27, 2018
  • Tortuguero National ParkDay 2 My body clock was still operating in some other time zone - unfortunately I was awake from 2.30am, so was pretty tired. Our day started with four hours of bus rides, which I largely slept through, and a 45 Posted by Xpotential in Intrepid - Costa Rica | Oct 23, 2018
  • San JoseI woke late to an overcast morning, left the hotel and went to Cafeoteca, which was a nearby cafe with high TripAdvisor reviews, and known for their coffee. I asked for a latte, but was given a black coffee. I Posted by Xpotential in Intrepid - Costa Rica | Oct 21, 2018
  • The road to paradise is never smooth After much luggage jiggery and at least some pokery we succeeded in checking in our weighty bags safely on board and waved our fond farewells to old Blighty, home to so many of our amazing friends and Posted by TeamZecca in Funemployed World Tour | Oct 13, 2018
  • Puerto Viejo II==Every day life here: == Actually I don't even know where to start, because a lot of stuff has happened since I have written my last blog entry. I guess having a look at my taken pictures, to revive memories and Posted by Chrissi_bissi in Chris's adventures abroad | Aug 24, 2018
  • Day at Sea - Day 11 Monday 8/20Today's diversion was the noontime Gala Buffet. An array of artfully displayed foods are set out in the atrium, and there is time from 11:30 to 11:45 AM for photographs to be taken before swarms of people, who appear Posted by Cybercsp in A journey through the Panama Canal | Aug 21, 2018
  • Caldera - Day 10 Sunday 8/19Due to our lengthy time in port (7 AM - 10 PM), we booked an independent excursion with GioTours, since there would be no worries about making it back to the ship. Symphony docked in the commercial port of Posted by Cybercsp in A journey through the Panama Canal | Aug 21, 2018
  • Puerto Viejo== Blessed House, but where? == The bus from Sixaola to Puerto Viejo was supposed to stop at the police office, which is like 100 meters away from Blessed House, where I am working and staying for now. Apparently Posted by Chrissi_bissi in Chris's adventures abroad | Aug 5, 2018
  • National Park Corcovado== Getting up: == I was so excited for the hike I didn't even need my alarm clock. 5:30 a.m. - backpack already packed and ready to go. I went to a local bakery to get a pizzaroll, a queso Posted by Chrissi_bissi in Chris's adventures abroad | Jul 21, 2018
  • Puerto Jiménez== Going to Puerto Jiménez: == I have had a rather relaxed night in Palmar Norte. For breakfast I went to a local soda to have gallopinto and chicken + coffee for 2000 Colones ( ~ 3.30€) and afterwards pastry from Posted by Chrissi_bissi in Chris's adventures abroad | Jul 16, 2018
  • Costa Rica== Arriving in Costa Rica: == After a tedious 13 hour bus ride Jessica and I finally arrived in San Jose. We took a cab to some random hostel, it felt so good seeing peopl Posted by Chrissi_bissi in Chris's adventures abroad | Jul 14, 2018
  • Day 17 by Judy and ShelleyAfter our visit to the Irazú Volcano, we headed to a mall for lunch. We were given ¢11,000 per pair to purchase food. Ellen and I decided to eat at Pizza Hut. It was a quite an experience as we Posted by BHCR17 in BH Costa Rica 2018 | Jul 7, 2018
  • Day 16 by Ellen and AudenToday we left Cañitas and went to San Jose. Our family-Auden and Ellen's-woke up at 6:45am to make the 8:00 departure time. We spent the morning savouring our last breakfast of rice, eggs, bread, and hot chocolate, as well as Posted by BHCR17 in BH Costa Rica 2018 | Jul 5, 2018
  • Day 15 by Annie and IzzyHola amigos! Izzy and Annie are back again on blog duty. Today was our last full day with our homestay families and we are feeling very sad to leave them tomorrow. To begin the day, we ate our delicious breakfast of Posted by BHCR17 in BH Costa Rica 2018 | Jul 5, 2018
  • Day 14 by Lucy and CharlotteToday, we traveled to the Santa Elena reserve which is about 15 minutes away from Cañitas. The reserve is a place focused on learning more about the native animals of Santa Elena and working on environmental rehabilitation. At the start Posted by BHCR17 in BH Costa Rica 2018 | Jul 3, 2018
  • Day 10 by LucyToday, we spent time at the Cañitas clinic doing work to help rejuvenate the Centre. Many of us helped paint the exterior which involved a lot of work. The exterior was painted brown and was chipping, so a group helped Posted by BHCR17 in BH Costa Rica 2018 | Jun 29, 2018
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