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May 24, 2011 - Costa Rica - Liberia and The Parque Rincon de la Vieja
Wow, Costa Rica is more expensive, somehow we spent $70 in the first night!! Going to try and make it cheaper farther south. We spent the day at a local national park. We wanted to camp there but our hotel said they had stopped that. We think he was wrong, but a day trip was a better idea. The parks forest didn't feel very tropical (apart from the temperature), but its contents certainly did. More Toucans and Agouti, both camera shy. More monkeys and more lizards. We bought an animal guide which we could have done with 3 weeks ago. We have...Jump to full entry
Jan 2, 2011 - Liberia
We decided to catch the bus into Liberia to get breakfast, to explore and have a local breakfast rather than an expensive American breakfast in the hotel. We asked the receptionist where to catch the bus, she seemed a bit suprised and offered to call us a taxi but explained where the bus stop was when we explained that we really did want to catch the bus. The stop was very close to the hotel and the journey was only took 20 minutes. Unfortunately, as it was Sunday and the day after New Year's Day, all we could find open was a supermarket...Jump to full entry
Jan 1, 2011 - Early start
We got up at 4 am on New Year's Day and left the house at 5 am to travel to Heathrow. We took a 10 hour flight to Houston where we had a 3.5 hour wait until our next flight to Liberia in northern Costa Rica. The airport was like no other airport I've ever been to. We walked down the steps from the plane, it was dark and the heat hit us and walked a very short distance into what looked like an open sided barn where we had our passports checked and then collected our bags from a very old and squeeky carosel and were out the front of the...Jump to full entry
Dec 15, 2010 - Different and the Same
Que tal? Liberia if the first place I have walked the main drag and felt of average height. Both men and woman are about my size. The similarity ends there. I swear I was the only blond woman (machita) in the town and I noticed many sideways glances as I wandered through the shops. They were not hostile, not curious, not solicitous, but I cant tell you the intentions. The most popular store in Liberia was the candy store. Woman and kids were stocking up on pinatas, individual party boxes and candy. Maybe that explains that 99% of the people...Jump to full entry
Jul 4, 2010 - Liberia
We headed over the border to Liberia in what should have been an easy journey but turned out to be a nightmare. The bus was supposed to leave at 2, but it took 4 hours to go through Nicaraguan and Costa Rican immigration - ridiculous. We arrived in Liberia only just in time to meet the girls at the airport, so didn't really have time to find a decent hostel. We just went to the first one in Lonely Planet which turned out to be a dive, so poor Niamh and Hayley turned up after their long flights to some dingy room. We left Liberia as soon as...Jump to full entry
Apr 1, 2010 - The Last Days Of Costa Rica!
Today we got the Tropical bus at 8:00am and were on our way to Liberia! We stopped for the half way coffee bathroom break and make it to The Hilton Garden Inn Liberia at 1:00 pm. We promptly changed and headed down to the pool & rest to get every last bit of sun we can before leaving Costa Rica. Rox was very impressed with the U.S. style clean room and pool side drink service. Hmmm... The chairs at the pool were very cozy and we had to check out large towels from the front desk for the pool that were so nice and soft. Internet is free, pool...Jump to full entry
Feb 27, 2010 - Birthday Boy Today!
Well today is my Birthday and I´m going to have a good time! Well we had a great day at the beach drinks and I rented a boogie board and Rox even went in the water as well. She said the water was so much warmer than Maui! Internet closes early today so I will keep it short. It rained today two times. Very cool since its over 90 degrees. It just kinda drys up almost right away. Feels cool to walk in the rain. Feels good against my red arms........ Brad.Jump to full entry
Feb 26, 2010 - Drive to Punt Islita!
We met up with Carla and Brian for breakfast on the beach. French toast and a plate of fresh fruit and a tall fruit smoothie... They Brian was nice and offered to take us for a drive up the coast. So we went over to Carrillo and then up to Punta Islita. We did the long tour on the way up and took a short cut back across a small river and saved 45 min of dirt road driving very cool trip. We really got to see the out back. At the end of the road was a small town and some very cool resorts. Puta Islita resort is 300 per night but inclued...Jump to full entry
Feb 25, 2010 - We Are In Samara.
Today we took the Tico * public * bus to Nicoya. Took about an hour and a half. At the bus stop we were the only gringo's so every taxi was asking us if we wanted a lift. We got on the bus successfully. One cool thing that happened on the bus, was a middle aged blind man got on and he played a harmonica and shook a tin can full of rocks. He sung in Spanish but it must have been funny as most were laughing on the bus. I think it was kinda sexual as he swung his hips and played the harmonica kinda like he was in love or after a woman. He was...Jump to full entry
Feb 24, 2010 - Landed In Liberia!
After having to get a flat tire fixed in Mill Bay and 3 airplane flights , 16 hours of travelling and a 20 min cab ride we were snug in our hotel in Liberia. Wheew Hotel was very funky with a great all you could eat Tico breakfast of rice beans, fresh juice , coffee and eggs. For 59.00 per night you could not beat it. Nice pool as well. There was a small frog under the sink. LOL It could jump 2 feet high. It was hard to catch , but I got him out. In the morning I was a bit queesy. Just ajusting to the 97 degeee heat..... WOW!Jump to full entry
Jan 2, 2009 - Granada, Nicaragua to Liberia, Costa Rica
Granada was extremely difficult to find our way out of this morning. With no map or GPS information I was relying on signs which are few and far between. Seemingly main routes suddenly end in narrow streets, some paved, some dirt. We did of course find our way eventually but not without several u-turns. Once we got away from the city the countryside was beautiful and surprisingly, very little garbage was to be seen. Perhaps the pigs living in the city were not related to these country folk? Within an hour of leaving Granada we arrived at...Jump to full entry
Sep 4, 2008 - COSTA RICA
Arrived at Toronto Pearson almost sleepless at 4am. Two flights later and still no sleep....here we are in COSTA RICA. In a word....YAY !!!!!! We are so lucky to be in a fab spot right on (really...ON ) Flamingo Beach. This is a private home with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms and a huge deck just about touching the tide ! The kids had a blast between boogie boarding and the POOL !!! We are so happy and lucky to be here. Our delicious, authentic dinner was cooked by Evelyn, our housekeeper and cook for the duration of our stay...did I say...Jump to full entry