Costa Rica 2008 - a delayed trip report

Apr 16th, 2010, 05:17 AM
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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
xelas is offline  
Apr 16th, 2010, 07:28 AM
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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.
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Apr 16th, 2010, 07:47 AM
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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!
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May 6th, 2010, 07:32 PM
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Thanks so much for sharing your album. The photos are beautiful!
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May 7th, 2010, 04:18 AM
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Wow, I loved it - great pictures.
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May 7th, 2010, 06:37 AM
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Thank you for sharing! Your pictures are wonderful and it looks like you had a wonderful trip.
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May 9th, 2010, 09:30 AM
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I love the way that you posted the photos with individual descriptions and trip info. I think it worked great.
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May 10th, 2010, 03:47 PM
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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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