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Feb 16, 2019 - CoCo Beach 2

We are enjoying being here in Coco Beach with picture perfect weather and the yin yang of the place. The time share-compound is fabulous. Our apartment is big and spotless like no one has ever lived here. The grounds are pristine and the office and restaurants are modern and up-to-date. Then there is the town. There is little or no trash, but everything looks old and run down. There is little or no need for weatherproofing buildings, so the restaurants are open under corrugated metal, rusty roofs, as are most of the shops. The grocery store...

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Feb 10, 2019 - CoCo Beach

Coco Beach is an unrefined beach town on the Pacific. It is not yet a tourist town, but it is a place with many timeshare living accommodations. We were invited by our Boise friends, Karlene and Tom, to spend a week with then in one of their time shares. It is top notch with fabulous, manicured grounds, swimming pools, shops, and restaurants. We also got access to the timeshare Beach Club. One of the first things we did was rent a golf cart to tour the town and check out the Beach Club. It was warm, and in the afternoon, almost hot. We are...

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Mar 23, 2008 - We've arrived in COSTA RICA

March 23, 2008 Easter Sunday in Costa Rica AFTER the blustery Papagayos We have arrived in Costa Rica… we survived the Papagayos!!! We are journaling from Bahia Santa Elena, our first stop in COSTA RICA!!! After checking the weather ad nauseum from Barillas, El Salvador, we postponed our departure from Thurs to Sat... 3/22/08 . So, at 5:00 am on Saturday, we followed the Marina’s pilot back out the estuary (almost 1.5 hours), over the dicey bar and back into the open sea. Another boat, “Nakia” , joined the parade out the estuary, but they...

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Jul 13, 2007 - Playa del Coco

Hi Guys, YEsterday morning headed to playa del coco alittle furter north on the west coast of peninsula. arrived in low season and looked for hostel. all are full - how strange. so found an expensive place round the corner from beach. well after the isolation and the "camping" it is good to indulge in alittle luxury. Abit lonely as in expensive hotels people stick to themselves and it seems more like families here. in hostels you always meet people and usually ther is someone going to do the same thing you are and you have a friend for the...

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Jul 24, 2005 - Detour

Ok, so slight detour today...woke up in san juan del sur, nicaragua and decided it just wasnt my scene...beautiful but a very small town full of teenage surfers...so i decided to head south to costa rica. I have been on a quest to go white water rafting, and I read that there was lots of it in costa rica, so headed to the border. Made my way across the border without incident...lots of people told me it took 3 or 4 hours to cross, but it only took me 15 minutes...no lines at all. From Peñas Blancas...the border...I went to a town called...

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