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Mar 18, 2005 - Quepos & Manuel Antonio National Park

FISHING IN QUEPOS Back at the house, the other half of our group returned from fishing. Each of the eight caught one Sail Fish. Still, according to our guys the fishing in Costa Rica is not what it used to be. Back in the day, you could catch 15 fish a day; now it's just two or three. They claim it's because huge commercial fishing boats come in and drag 100-yard nets, depleting the sea. MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK The next morning, while most of our group were either back out deep-sea fishing or still in bed hung over (check out this...

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Where's Johnny Jet?

Mar 11, 2005 - Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica... Vacation and work

Carla came back to Tarcoles for a weekend, bringing with her, her sister for a whirlwind highlight tour of Costa Rica. Even if it meant going to the same place twice for Carla! Carla, her sister, and Melissa went to Manuel Antonio for only the day. Jack and I prefered to stay a little longer to get to know it better (it's our first time there). We only had enough time to do a short hike through the jungle, but were talking too much to sight any animals. We got to the beach, which was really lovely, but a freak big wave carried our...

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Yat's Big Trip

Jan 8, 2005 - Mucho Banditos a la playa

The Robbery... In our newly rented car Ashley and I have been touring the southern coast of Costa Rica. Quepos to Dominical to Uvita... Our 45 minute sleep on the beach (Playa Ventenas) turned out to be a big mistake. We left our backpacks in the car and brought our money and passports, etc to the beach. 45 mins later we returned to find everything gone! Including the jack and wrench for the spare tire... Some Ticos also were robbed, so we all spent the rest of the day with the police. Ashley and I are now living in the clothes we were...

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Jan 5, 2005 - Costa Rica - Uvita

Heading along the coast towards Panama and decide to break the journey here at Playa Uvita, as it is non-touristy ( a rarity for Costa Rica!!). We are staying in a great hostel complete with resident scarlet macaws (Lindsey & Jan will remember the Patanal scene!!!) and a very cute advocado eating cat for a quick feline fix!!! A movie, a hammock, a beer.....

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Jan 3, 2005 - Costa Rica - Manuel Antonio

A most excellent place....beautiful beaches and loads of wildlife. Went hiking and saw huge iguanas, various monkeys, colourful birds and most amazing...sloths...cute little devils who seem to have the right attitude to life..."slow and easy". Dodley injury....sunburn!!!

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Aug 6, 2004 - Monteverde Cloud Forest and Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Travelled a long rocky bumpy travel sickly road for 5 and a half hours to get from Arenal to Monteverde Cloud Forest. The journey was awful but views stunning. Stayed in a lovely farm for 2 nights and watched the cows being milked, played with the farm dogs, watched humming birds feed from the trees outside our log cabin and did tours of the cloud forest, which was beautiful. In Costa Rica they say PURA VIDA which means pure life or cool life. It really is a wonderful place, so natural and teeming with plant, bird and wildlife. We did a...

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Jul 6, 2004 - Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio is thee place to see some wildlife. We checked into a hotel with a balcony overlooking the rainforest. We immediately spotted a sloth that was hanging out at the top of a tree, slowly reaching for the leaves, and about 15 minutes later we spotted a tucan hopping along the branches near by. The next morning, we were greeted by a troop of spider monkeys, who cheerfully jumped from tree to tree as they moved from one side of the rainforest to the next. We then visited the Manuel Antonio national park, where we took a short hike...

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Jun 11, 2004 - Montanita, Ecuador

Yet another very cool beach town. Once again we are in a resort for $5 a night. Big rooms, ocean views, hot water, pool, mosquito nets, and very clean. It's amazing how cheap the rest of the world is for good things. We took in a full moon party while we were here. About 500 of our closest friends showed up and we raged til 9am. What else can be said, another country, another beach, good waves, great people, greater girls and best of all, NO WORK!!! This hippie like town has awesome food and a very good feeling to it. What else do we need?...

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Jun 8, 2004 - Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Up at 6am. Boat back to Sierpe - caught in a bit of a thunderstorm. Had to change buses in San Isidro to take our final bus and we missed our connection! Decided to take a cab to catch the bus up (it actually wasn't a cab, but was a random bloke who spoke English). Got in the back of a pick up truck and eventually caught the bus up. 4 hours to travel 62km on a bumpy, mountainous road. Found amazing accomodation. 2 beds, little kitchen (unused by us), ensuite, and a swimming pool. Really nice and cost us 12 quid each. Relaxed and sunbathed...

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