Costa Rica 2013

  San Jose, Costa Rica, was the destination of my flight on February 8, 2013. But as it looked right now, there was no way I was going to make it there. As a matter… Read more.

On the schedule for our first travel day in Costa Rica was an exciting excursion from the Central Valley to the Poas Volcano, one of the country’s active volcanoes that has erupted almost 40 times… Read more.

After our scenic bus trip through Costa Rica’s Central Valley our Caravan tour bus had finally reached its first destination: the Poas Volcano National Park. After parking our bus we walked about 20 minutes towards… Read more.

I had truly enjoyed our outing to the Poas Volcano, and for this afternoon another typical Costa Rican experience was in store: the Café Britt coffee tour, a visit to Costa Rica’s most famous coffee… Read more.

Our second day in Costa Rica, February 10, 2013, started very early since we had to make it to the village of Tortuguero on the Caribbean Cost of this country by this afternoon. At 6… Read more.

After our adventurous excursion to Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, we were ready for some local explorations: Tortuguero Village was waiting for us. In the mid-afternoon our group of about 40 people was loaded onto two… Read more.

In the early morning of February 11, 2013 I realized that we were indeed in the jungle inside our comfy room at Pachira Lodge in Tortuguero, Costa Rica. I was working on the computer without… Read more.

Following our very educational boat tour through the Tortuguero National Park, we were welcomed back at Pachira Lodge with a tasty pizza snack. I then spent a bit of time working on my computer in… Read more.

On February 11, 2013 I had enjoyed my personal tour of the Pachira Lodge eco-resort. In the mid-afternoon it was time for another boat tour in Tortuguero. At 3:00 pm three sightseeing boats full of… Read more.

After two interesting and very educational days, our time in Tortuguero had come to an end and we had to move on to continue our Costa Rica travel adventure. On February 12, 2013 our Caravan… Read more.

February 12, 2013 was our day for transferring from the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica to the region around the Arenal Volcano and the plan was to break up the long drive with a visit… Read more.

Following our three days on the Pacific side of Costa Rica, we had spent a restful night at the luxurious Arenal Springs Hotel. When I got up and went on the terrace I got my… Read more.

After my enjoyable walking tour of the Arenal Springs Resort,  I connected with my travel partner around mid-day and we booked a taxi to go to the nearby town of La Fortuna. Just about 5… Read more.

The Arenal area of Costa Rica had really impressed me with it lush scenery and the gorgeous Arenal Springs Resort with the domineering Arenal Volcano as a backdrop. On February 14, 2013 we left our… Read more.

After our rainforest tour of Arenal Hanging Bridges and a drive around Lake Arenal we stopped for lunch in the small country town of Tilaran at Restorante La Troja where a buffet meal and a… Read more.

After nine days of excursions and many early morning departures with our Caravan tour of Costa Rica, the itinerary on February 15, 2013 was completely empty and we had a day of relaxation at the… Read more.