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xelas Apr 16th, 2010 05:17 AM

Costa Rica 2008 - a delayed trip report
A Journey Into The Land of Volcanoes, Frogs and Pura Vida.

Here are some facts related to our trip and photo album.

We have traveled in CR between August 1st and August 28th, 2008. A family of three, with previous experiences in self-driving in foreign countries. All accommodations and rental car were pre-booked directly with owners.

We used rental car for 2 weeks. Navigation is easy (we have not used GPS navigation), when in doubt always received directons from helpful locals. For transport from San Jose to Sarapiqui we used private driver (thank you, Luis), from Moin to Puerto Viejo shuttle bus (not very comfortable solution) and from Puerto Viejo to San Jose regular bus (much better then expected). We walked a lot. And using a few Spanish words we knew a lot - people really likes us "torturing" their language.

The photo equipment used: Nikon D60, Nikon 18-55 mm, Nikon 70-300 mm, monopod (not very useful), a LOT of memory cards.

Best thing in Costa Rica: Ticas and Ticos
Best advice for Costa Rica: hire a private guide

The usual trip report would be too long; thus we have tried our luck with Web Photo Album. It is our first attempt.

All comments are welcommed and will be appreciated.

Finally, the link:

Pura Vida

colibri Apr 16th, 2010 07:28 AM

I loved your travelogue and you have some excellent photos of the frogs, birds and volcano! With four weeks, you were able to see so much of the country, really experienced the natural beauty and local people.

Your photos are just lovely and makes me wish I was returning this year instead of next! Thanks for sharing.

wanatrvl Apr 16th, 2010 07:47 AM

I also loved your travelogue! It's nice that you had so much time to experience so many different areas. Your photos were awesome. Sounds like you had some great guides. Thanks for posting!

zodiactres May 6th, 2010 07:32 PM

Thanks so much for sharing your album. The photos are beautiful!

volcanogirl May 7th, 2010 04:18 AM

Wow, I loved it - great pictures.

ShellD May 7th, 2010 06:37 AM

Thank you for sharing! Your pictures are wonderful and it looks like you had a wonderful trip.

traveler2005 May 9th, 2010 09:30 AM

I love the way that you posted the photos with individual descriptions and trip info. I think it worked great.

janenicole May 10th, 2010 03:47 PM

Very enjoyable. I love the variety in your photos and that you included lots of scenery shots (not just animal close-ups). Nicely done.

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