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A few hours north of San Jose, Costa Rica, are the small towns of La Fortuna and Arenal, which are known as the basecamp for many adventures such as rafting, mt biking, trekking, bird watching, hot springs and watching lava come off of Arenal...
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The La Fortuna Waterfall is an easy hike (down, much harder soaking wet on the way up!) to the base of a breathtaking water fall. Jump in the icy water for an invigorating swim at the base of the thunderous falls!
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2km este de la represa del Lago Arenal, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica
Costa Rica has quite the diverse ecosystem, and a great way to see it first hand is a walk through the rainforest using the Hanging Bridges. Along the way you'll see countless species of vegetation, birds, and if lucky enough, monkeys. However...
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Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica
Within the grounds of the Arenal Observatory Lodge in Costa Rica, there are several paths of varying length that can be walked. At the entrance, you will be handed a map showing you all of these paths. One of these takes you down to this...
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Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica
Even though Manuel Antonio Park is one of the most visited areas of Costa Rica, there's still lots of wildlife to be seen lurking the jungle.
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Cantón de Aguirre, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
A stunning national park on the Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio has it all: nonstop beautiful beaches, lush tropical rain forest, and oh, the wildlife and flowers, everywhere you look. Monkeys abound on these beaches, and they are not timid around...
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Manuel Antonio, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos, Costa Rica
Costa Rica held many delights but my most memorable one was the hunt for the ultimate flan. After randomly walking around one night, my friends and I stumbled into a restaurant on a lonely street and asked if they had flan...this was whipped up...
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Espadilla Beach, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most visited and talked about places in Costa Rica. It can also be difficult to enjoy because the cost to enter the park is high in comparison to other activities, and the organization who manages the...
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Manuel Antonio, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos, Costa Rica
My husband and I took a week long trip to Costa Rica in Dec 2011. This is the view of the Manuel Antonio National Park and surrounding areas from the town above (Manuel Antonio/Quepos). We took a guided tour in the park and had a great time but be...
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Manuel Antonio, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos, Costa Rica
When you grow tired of swimming, basking in the sun, rock climbing or eating...explore the semi-permanent market that is open every day tourists are present in the tiny village area close to the main entrance of Manuel Antonio on the pacific side...
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Parque Nacional Volcán Poas, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
Costa Rica, like most of the rest of Central America, is volcanically endowed. Climbing up to the summit of one seems to be on everyone's list--who doesn't want to stare into a steaming crater? Do this easily near San José. The Volcán Poás...
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Puntarenas Province, Monteverde, Costa Rica
These butterfly gardens were wonderful! While they are great for kids and those who are less able to hike in the cloud forest preserve like my grandparents, they can be enjoyed by all. The gardens allow all who visit a close encounter with the...