Category: Costa Rica

By , March 27, 2012 5:31 pm

Our time in Costa Rica was short as it was mostly a visa run to renew our C-4 visas. We were required to stay 72 hours, but stayed until Mom and Terry had to fly home. Costa Rica Summary: Length of Stay: 10 days Average Cost per Day for Two People: $52.68 CAD Cities Visited: 5 Distance Traveled: 788 km in 10 automobiles Days Sick: 0 for Ashley, 0 for &#91read more]

By , March 25, 2012 5:31 pm

There’s A LOT to do in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Especially if you’ve got the cash. You can do a canopy tour, rappel waterfalls, hike up mountains, swim beneath waterfalls, ride horses, tour coffee and sugar cane farms, wander (and wonder) through cloud forests, go bird watching (or sloth watching or monkey watching) by day or by night, check out a cheese factory, or visit the insect house, the frog house, &#91read more]

By , March 23, 2012 7:01 pm

Here’s a sign to get your blood boiling For those lacking in Spanish language skills, it says “For sale: Turtle Eggs in tomato sauce and more” Appalling. That photo was taken in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica. The sign was located on the main street in front of a small stand where they also sold ceviches. Every time I walked b , I just couldn’t believe they had such a &#91read more]

By , March 21, 2012 2:15 pm

Mike and I consider ourselves to be fairly intelligent human beings.  But we’ve recently come to the realization that we’ve got nothing on the average Central American petty thief. If you recall, back in September our camera was pickpocketed in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.  It didn’t matter that we were told not to take anything with us to the fair except for the money we absolutely needed to get through the day.  &#91read more]

By , March 19, 2012 2:01 pm

Just about every traveller that we’ve come across who’s been through Costa Rica has had the same thing to say: Costa Rica was nice, but we only stayed half the time we planned on. It’s really expensive. It’s not too surprising, as many of the locals we met in Nicaragua had similar things to say: Costa Rica is beautiful, but it’s expensive, and a bit too dangerous. Okay, okay. It &#91read more]