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Feb 9, 2018 - February 9 & 10, 2018 San Jose / Alajuela, Costa Rica - Vancouver, BC

Friday Feb 9, 2018 Our last day in paradise. Feeling very sad to be ending this great vacation and wish we could head back to Montezuma and the Casitas Sollevante. Ok, enough crying, we have the town of Alajuela to enjoy. We take one of the local city buses (about 30 cents!) and get off in town near the main church and central market. This is not a colonial town as I had expected, however very lovely nonetheless. We head straight for El Centro and sat on each corner to watch life go by, workers rushing to their offices, and seniors doing...

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Feb 8, 2018 - February 8, 2018 - Montezuma to San Jose / Alajuela, Costa Rica

Thursday February 8, 2018 We are very sad to leave this lovely hotel, Casitas Sollevante, and Montezuma however we must carry on with new adventures. We rise at 5:00am and meet Marco at the pool enjoying an incredible pre-dawn view. Within minutes he has whisked us down to town where we will catch the bus enroute to San Jose and our final destination before heading home. We say our goodbyes with a promise to return soon. We are the first at the ‘bus stop’, more of a large parking area with a large bench, but before long others gather and...

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Feb 5, 2018 - February 5, 6, & 7 2018 - Montezuma, Costa Rica

Monday February 5 – Wednesday February 7, 2018 Ahhhhh the good life. No plans, no appointments and no where to go. A perfect way to end our vacation and we are very conscious to enjoy it to the full extent before we get back to busy lives. Early one morning I walked the 1.5 km into town to replenish our food and beverage supply. A very quaint bohemian style town with shops, restaurants and tourist shops. It has a very nice feel to it, although it is a bit busy. I took a taxi back with my goodies and shared my taxi with a local...

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Feb 4, 2018 - February 4, 2018 Montezuma, Costa Rica

Sunday February 4, 2018 As always we are up at the crack of dawn (the result of going to sleep super early) and relax with a coffee on our lovely terrace. It is so fresh and peaceful at this time of day – I wish we could freeze it in time. But today we are off to Montezuma, only a few kilometres away. The shuttle picks us up on time and by 11:00am we are at the Casitas Sollevante, our home for the next four days. It is a gorgeous property with a breathtaking view over the ocean and over towards the ‘mainland’, as we are on a peninsula...

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Nov 30, 2011 - My Week With Ben in Costa Rica

It has been quite a crazy last week since Ben arrived. Ben arrived safely and we had a crazy night on the town which ended with me losing my bank card and Ben chipping his front tooth half off - thankfully Stacey is able to get me a new card and send it out to me once I land somewhere with an address for more than a week. In the meantime Ben is covering all the cash expenses and I am helping him chew his food. We stayed in San Jose for one night before taking a bus to Montezuma which is a smaller town but very popular with tourists. It is a...

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Trip Journal

New Start 2012

Apr 17, 2010 - Montezuma - Pics Need Captions

4/17 Before departing SJ we opt to go to the Pre-Columbian Gold and Costa Rican Currency Museum...a good choice, see pics. Animal representations very common: frog, butterfly, dragonfly, lizard, chicken, armadillo, jaguars, alligators, turtles, spiders, fish, lobster, crab...bring power/prestige to wearer. The gold figures are very distinct and detailed. Very worthwhile visit. Later the bus to Puntarenas is late getting in so we miss the connection w/ the ferry by 20 min...next one at 5 pm. Met Mario Zingo who was an AFS student in Ft...

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Mar 31, 2010 - Out of town & the unique animals of Costa Rica!

Up at the usual six o'clock with our last day in Montezuma. I am going to miss the wake up calls of the birds and monkeys. It is a very unique place and the beaches and animals and everything in-between are amazing. We started the day with an incident of our veranda, kitchen common area. A lizard almost was the breakfast of this vibrant green vine snake, about three feet long, but lucky for the lizard that hung for its life for over 40 min, it was to much of a mouthful for this snake and it dropped away. Then we were entertained by a family...

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Mar 29, 2010 - The Island Of Tortuga! (Paradice)

Today was a full day adventure. I have been dying to go to the island of Tortuga since I first read about it in 2006. I had to twist Roxanne´s arm to go, but she was glad she went. She said it was the most gorgeous tropical island she has been to, and loved the snorkel trips as well. We went with ZumaTours as Captain Ivan and the crew have the best boats and are highly recommended by the Luna Llena as well. ( www.ZumaTours.net) The cost is 45 bucks each and that includes, lunch, snorkel gear, park fees, unlimited fruit juice , water and two...

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Mar 28, 2010 - Music & The Waterfalls!

Yesterday we putted around town then went out for dinner at the Italian pizza rest. They had a nice group playing old Fleetwood Mac songs. The band was Mom, Dad and the son on bass. We loved it , they were great and the pizza was good too. No water for the bathroom so we had to go down the street to the bar... LOL and they did not sell beer so we were forced to drink a Margareta. Today Rox went to a fellow's house we met on the street to see about getting a custom made ring. He had a 5 million dollar walk on white sand beach right off his...

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Mar 25, 2010 - We Have Landed In Montezuma!

After one cab from Samara to Nicoya and one long bumpy bus ride we made it to Montezuma in about five hours. There was a 20 min lunch break along the way that was alright with us. The bus was full so all of our luggage had to go on the roof rack of the mini bus. This was a bit of a concern as we hoped the bags were tied on good! The bags made the trip but we followed one other bus along the dry dirt road to Montezuma so a lot of dust was blown on our bags. The trip was very scenic and it was a road we had not been on before. The bus came...

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Jun 25, 2009 - Heading to Panama by bus

Just a quick entry, we are leaving tonight on the 11:00 pm bus to Panama City. It is a 15 hour bus ride. Spent a couple of days in San Jose, Costa Rica and we where able to get our yellow fever shots. Thankfully there were no ill effects. Time to supervise Cory and Elaine packing up, so my next entry will be from Panama.

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Jun 17, 2009 - TV STARS

We got up early to watch the sunrise. It does seem illogical after our party night, but had been told how amazing they are. Eagle Scout Mike was up, and we were able to get the camera working to get some photos. We returned to bed for a couple more hours. As much has we have described how nice Lucy’s is, the beach is lacking, and it is not possible to go swimming out front. Fortunately Playa Grande is just up the beach. Cory and Elaine headed off on a 90 minute walk. It was a most enjoyable walk and at many times they were the only ones...

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