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  • Jan. 7 – PUERTO LIMON, COSTA RICA During the Spring and Summer of 2022 the Volendam was home to 1200 Ukrainian refugees. Some of their thank-you notes and drawings are on display. 650 crew members w Posted by Swenigale in VOLENDAM 2023 | Jan 9, 2023
  • Technical difficulties We are having serious technical problems connecting our laptop to the internet onboard ship. We hope to be up and running soon with pictures from Jamaica and Costa Rica. The IT department will be helping us tomorrow. Thanks for your patience. Posted by Swenigale in VOLENDAM 2023 | Jan 7, 2023
  • Day 9 Puntarenas, Costa Rica=== This morning we are docked in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Looking from the deck of our ship we can see that Puntarenas is a long, narrow peninsula. At Natalie’s request, we met at her s Posted by Helen K. in Panama Cruising during the Holidays 2022 | Jan 5, 2023
  • Irazú VolcanoSun 15 May San Jose We woke early, for no good reason, and so watched the sunrise behind the volcanoes. Steve tried really hard to photo the swifts and finally managed after 10 mins; not an easy task! [img= Posted by PetersF in Costa Rica | Nov 12, 2022
  • Guayabo archaeology and Irazu volcano Sat 14 May Turrialba We continued our drive through the paramos and down through the cloud forest to Cartago, a busy, messy town, before hea Posted by PetersF in Costa Rica | Nov 12, 2022
  • Savegre Valley and quetzal spottingThur 12 May pm Savegre, San Gerardo de Dota [img= Posted by PetersF in Costa Rica | Nov 5, 2022
  • Finca 6 to San Gerardo de Dota Thur 1 May am Osa Peninsula/ Finca 6 We took the ferry boat back to Sierpe, actually in calmer conditions than Posted by PetersF in Costa Rica | Nov 5, 2022
  • Corcovado Park (unspoilt forest) Wed 11 May Osa Drake Bay/ Corcovado Park Again an early breakfast, followed by a 17km boat trip along the jungle-covered beaches and rocky coastli Posted by PetersF in Costa Rica | Nov 5, 2022
  • Cano Island Tue 10 May Osa Peninsula Drake Bay; Cano Island The morning started early, at 5:30, with gallo pinto, cereal, egg and toast. We then grabbed s Posted by PetersF in Costa Rica | Nov 5, 2022
  • Osa Peninsula and Drakes Bay Mon 9 May Osa Peninsula Drake Bay We had a lovely breakfast overlooking the beach and Cathedral Point, before wetting off down the coast to Sierpe. It was a Posted by PetersF in Costa Rica | Nov 5, 2022
  • Quepos and Manuel AntonioSat 7 May pm Quepos / Manuel Antonio After our hike we paid our guide (turned out it was $30 for both of us, not each) and set off. We quickly left the cloud forest and moved into tropical dry forest, Posted by PetersF in Costa Rica | Nov 5, 2022
  • TenorioFri 6 May am La Fortuna, Lake Arenal A beautiful day again, and after breakfast we set off to visit La Fortuna Waterfall A security guard told us where to park and we bought our tickets. We had not realised Posted by PetersF in Costa Rica | Oct 29, 2022
  • Volcanoes, horses and hanging bridges; Arenal Thur 5 May Arenal Volcano We woke at a nice time and had a leisurely breakfast before we were collected to drive 10 minutes down the road to the Don Tobias Posted by PetersF in Costa Rica | Oct 29, 2022
  • La Fortuna FrogsWed 4th May pm Central Costa Rica to Arenal From Siquirres (Limón Province), we drove back up through Pocora and Grapples, before turning off just before Braulio Carrillo Park onto the A4 and Heredia Province. We headed to Puerto V Posted by PetersF in Costa Rica | Oct 29, 2022
  • Pacuare to La Fortuna Wed 4th May am Barra Pa Posted by PetersF in Costa Rica | Oct 27, 2022
  • Pacuare and TurtlesTue 3rd May Barra Pacuare We were woken by the combined efforts of a troupe of Howler Monkeys and next door’s cockerel; at 5:30am! Breakfast was delicious, fresh fruit and fried plantain. As we were finishing one of the staff called us Posted by PetersF in Costa Rica | Oct 26, 2022
  • Pacuare WetlandsTrip to Costa Rica 1st May - 15th May 2022 San José, Barra Pacuare, Arenal, Celeste, Manuel Antonio, Osa Peninsula, San Gerardo de Dota, Turrialba Sun 1st May Arrival San José We decided to stay overnight near Geneva airport to avoid a Posted by PetersF in Costa Rica | Oct 25, 2022
  • Nosara EarthquakeOn September 5, 2012, five months and four days after we left Nosara on our first trip, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit Costa Rica. The epicenter was very close to Nosara. There was only minor damage, fortunately. Some little houses Posted by IsabelK in Klemmerabilia | Aug 12, 2022
  • Surfing in NosaraI learned how to surf in Nosara. I learned last year, but I got to practice more when we came back to Nosara. I surfed with many different teachers. I really liked Johan. Here is how you surf: 1. First, you Posted by James07 in Klemmerabilia | Aug 12, 2022
  • Day 1 - San Jose -> TortugueroHello from Costa Rica! We spent about 24 hours travelling yesterday (delays which started at Whitechapel when the Elizabeth Line went down to then both flights being delayed) but we got here in the end! After a 5 hour sleep Posted by LionessesInAsia in Costa Rican Chicas | Jul 16, 2022
  • Volcanoes to the Beach, and Costa Rican GoodbyesSunday, June 26, 2022 Our final morning at the Tres Volcanes campsite was another wet and rainy one. We got our bags packed and loaded onto the van before eating breakfast. We had a departure time of 08:30 because Posted by Glichez in World Tour: 2022 | Jul 15, 2022
  • The long slog home[center] Morning view at Lagarta Lodge[/center] As always on this trip I was awake early and sat up to enjoy the view. The sky above the ocean was in Posted by ToonSarah in Travel with me ... | May 15, 2022
  • Last day by the Pacific[center] Howler Monkey, Lagarta Lodge[/center] Our last full day in Costa Rica started with a treat, as a small troop of Howler Monkeys breakfasted in Posted by ToonSarah in Travel with me ... | May 13, 2022
  • A mishap on the Rio Nosara[center] The moon from our terrace at Lagarta Lodge[/center] There was no wind to keep us awake and I slept much better. But we were both awake around Posted by ToonSarah in Travel with me ... | May 10, 2022
  • A laid-back surfing town[center] View from the restaurant at Lagarta Lodge[/center] Another very windy night, this time with winds straight off the Pacific. The compensation Posted by ToonSarah in Travel with me ... | May 3, 2022
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