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Jaguar Rescue Centre

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2nd November A drive down the coast brings us to Puerto Viejo, sandy beaches, palm trees and an endless amount of boutique hotels, cabinas, sodas, restaurants and tourists riding around on bikes.  We stop at a bakery (with slow bad…

Caribbean Costa Rica

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The 205km drive to the port city of Puerto Limon takes us around 5 hours on jammed roads, having to continually overtake slow moving trucks and cyclists.  The route takes us via a toll road through Braulio national park and…

Monteverde Cloud Forest

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28th October   MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST RESERVE The towns of Monteverde and Santa Elena sit between two cloud forests which straddle both sides of the Continental Divide.   Warm and humid winds from the Caribbean sweep up the mountain slopes where they…

Costa Rica to Panama – Border Cossing – Paso Canoas Quebrada Grande

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The Costa Rica to Panama (Paso Canoas, Quebrada Grande) border crossing was quite time consuming for us; on the Panama side there were a lot of trucks also trying to enter the country at the same time while only one…

Costa Rica – Arenal

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27th October      ARENAL In the morning, the sight of the looming Volcano Arenal is a majestic one, standing like a huge sentinel overlooking the serene waters of Lake Arenal and pastured green hillsides. The volcano was dormant for hundreds of…

Nicaragua to Costa Rica Border Crossing – Penas Blancas – La Cruz

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We found the Nicaragua to Costa Rica border crossing quite time consuming.  Normally an exit is quick and easy, but when a few coach loads of tourists turn up and it’s lunch time, you can end up waiting and waiting…..…

The Road to Panama City

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I can think of a few significant milestones we’ve reached on our trip thus far. Setting out, after so much work, saving, and planning was a huge one. Reaching Inuvik, NWT, Canada, the northernmost point of our trip, before turning…

Tree Houses and Toucans

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Today we said a reluctant goodby to Michael and Marianne, Jennifer’s parents. They arrived a week ago and together we explored more of Costa Rica. By this time we’re starting to get familiar with with the roads and the innumerable…

Costa Rica with the Sparks

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This is the second time that I’ve joined the Sparks on an adventure in a far off land. The first was June, 2004, when we met in Tanzania, Africa, for a hike up Kilimanjaro followed by some safaris. For this…

Beach time in Costa Rica

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Thanks very much to Nick, Jamie, and Taylor for coming to visit us and sharing the amazing house they rented near the beach. “Casa Wow” as it is known had a swimming pool and even a dishwasher, both of which…

More fun in Monte Verde

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During our second full day in the cloud forest we visited another reserve. This one had hiking trails and several suspension bridges. The bridges kept things interesting for Quinn and we had a great hike.That evening Lisa arranged for…

Time with Friends in Costa Rica

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After a quick three days on the road, we arrived at our house in the hills above Alajuela, Costa Rica. When we arrived, we noticed a few things right away. Salmon-colored cabinets and bath fixtures, an empty swimming pool (although…

Spider Monkeys, Sloths and Sangrias Oh yeah!

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The Next Adventures | Travel Stories From The Road | Adventure Travel Around The Globe   Both moms visiting meant double the adventure! Meet the guides….Josh…he’s the driver, photographer, pilot and executive chef.Shannon…she’s the trail guide and the…

Back to Costa Rica

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With our hosts Will and Cate returning from Uruguay, we reluctantly packed up the van for the trip to the house we’ve rented in Costa Rica for August. We’re sad to leave beautiful Boquete and the wonderful house we’ve been…

Budget: Costa Rica

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Costa Rica: Camp Site List

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Walmart Date Visited: 05/21/2014Location: 10.00199, -84.20688 (Altitude: 3038 feet) Didn’t stay here but we scoped this place out. This is not the parking lot of Walmart. It closes at night and the security guards said we couldn’t stay there.…

Time’s Up: Costa Rica Pt. V

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Me, enjoying the grass during the last few days in the Big Jungle House.Hey Adventurers! Lots going on since last I wrote. We’re back on the road, and the Big Jungle House is already fading into the far recesses…

Osa Peninsula: Drake Bay

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After our amazing week on the Nicoya Peninsula, we were very excited about exploring the Osa Peninsula.  As described to us by a Costa Rican, it is a “more beautiful” version of the Nicoya. You can’t drive around the entire…