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Dec 25, 2015 - Whitewater Christmas

Christmas day was our first full day in Costa Rica and we would be heading to La Fortuna from San José. Since it’s on the way, Ro suggested we do whitewater rafting today and do activities in La Fortuna the following day. Everyone agreed, so the full group was doing rafting. We boarded our van around 730 and left San José. Past Alajuela, we stopped at a small roadside shop to pick up some breakfast. Further north, we made our first sightseeing stop at La Paz Waterfall, a beautiful 120-foot roadside waterfall along Route 126 just past the La...

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Apr 11, 2014 - Costa Rica - Day 1

Last Thursday I was told of an opening in the birding trip to Costa Rica and that I would love it. I was going to catsit for a couple who were going on the trip, so, after working things out with another woman willing to catsit, and finding out I could get on the same flight out of Miami with the other travelers, I was psyched! I went a day early, like the others, but instead of staying in a motel, I took the opportunity to see Jeanne & Laurie one more time and they took me to the airport on the 10th. One of the 16 travelers had a seizure...

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Mar 26, 2014 - Day 2

Today we left our hotel and travel to a gold museum in the heart of San Jose. After the tour went to lunch at a quaint little place in San Jose where Aunt Carole and Uncle Bob joined the group. We then traveled to the place we would be staying for the next two nights at a lodge in a rain forest. A type of monkey called "Howler Monkeys" were the main attraction as they were all over the place and just as we were told, there was no need for alarm clocks because just before dawn their howls woke everyone up. The dinner that night was right...

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Nov 19, 2012 - Sarapiquí-Rägewald

Es isch nit so, ass me ime Räägewald aaduurende Sunneschyn erwarte wurd, aber ime Land, wo sich «ryychi Küschte» nennt, miesst me doch naime Wurschtsalat könne uffdryybe! Aber so beraite mer ys halt traditionell mit gallo pinto uf e lange Raisedaag vor. 2 Stunde per Boot, 4 Stunde per Glaibus (inkl. Shopping-Halt, womer zwische Santigläus und Schneemänner s Nötigscht bsorgt hänn), denn e Lunchstopp imene Kolibri- und Schmätterlingsparadyys, wo mer s ganze Gstelasch uf e Traktorahänger – stelled Eich e Waggiswaage aber Papaya statt Orange...

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Mar 3, 2012 - Sarapiqui National Park

March 1, Thursday The howler monkeys woke us early so we packed up, paid the bill and headed to the dining area to sit and watch the wildlife on the river. Eventually the bar man turned the music on which is really annoying when there are so many jungle sounds you want to hear. I don't understand this constant obsession with listening to man made music. Although I love that too, sometimes it's nice to just listen to nature. Howler monkeys, birds, frogs and insects create their own chorus. Our luggage packed into the boat in the pouring...

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Jan 2, 2012 - Sarapiqui, Costa Rica

Apparently the Explore initial meetings almost never happen (once in 6 trips for Mike person, and never in 3 for me), so I really don’t know why they tell everyone they actually have to arrive in time for them. I could have taken the non-stop flight on Sunday and not blown a whole day with nothing to do. Ah well. Lesson learned. We departed at 10am, heading North. Almost immediately we crossed some mountains blanketed in clouds, and got into the greener bits of Costa Rica. Man what a difference from San Jose! We reached Sarapiqui, which is...

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Feb 11, 2010 - Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui

On the road again, travelling north west and inland to Puerto Viejo de Sarapique. Before leaving the Caribbean, we stopped at a sloth rescue (Aviarios del Caribe Wildlife Refuge), a private research centre dedicated to sloth research and rescue). I had seen many sloths curled up in an oval fur ball sleeping in the highest branches of the trees, and really not taken much interest in them due to their passive pastime of sleep. Today was much the contrary. The sloths in this refuge had been rescued because of injuries, electrical burns,...

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Costa Rica 2010