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La Lindora

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  • Day140

    Last day in Monteverde

    January 24, 2017 in Costa Rica

    We had a relaxed day, wandering the trails of our lodge in Valle Escondido, today. One of our favourite places along the trails was the "hammock garden" - a lovely place to relax, until a 4-year-old comes along and almost tips you out of the hammock! Gran Anne also produced a kite that she'd brought along - Solana loved it but unfortunately there wasn't enough wind to fly it properly - maybe tomorrow... Wildlife spotting today included a green & black lizard well camouflaged in a tree, quite a few vultures and hawks circling on the thermals in the valley below, dragonflies, more leaf-cutter ants, oriole birds and a little snake (the latter found by the lodge gardener). We also saw a big blue morpho butterfly - very eye-catching, although it would not sit still long enough for a decent photo. In the evening we also saw and heard a very noisy toad, which we think was a cane toad (although we refrained from licking it to test for hallucinogens!). It is also nice to fall asleep to the noise of the forest - mostly noisy crickets, but relaxing nonetheless. So far, we have seen and identified 5 species of mammals, 4 species of reptile/amphibians and more than 30 species of birds (31 that we have managed to identify and even more that we haven't), plus countless insects (some impressive, some biting and some downright ugly!).Read more

  • Day394


    June 4 in Costa Rica

    A beautiful 4 hour drive on mostly good roads took us to the cloud forests of Monteverde. We were so glad to escape the heat and mosquitoes in this higher and more comfortable elevation.
    The place we're staying has an onsite hydroponic garden so we've enjoyed some beautifully fresh salads during our stay.
    On a night walk we saw our first porcupine (in a tree), armadillo and glass frog. We also saw a tarantula, sloth and many insects and birds. On a day walk in Monteverde Reserve, we felt super lucky to see the Resplendent Quetzal – maybe the most beautifully colored and feathered bird we’ve seen so far.
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  • Day30

    European Standard

    March 29, 2016 in Costa Rica

    Arriving to Costa Rica after the other Central American countries was a little cultural shock: you can easily see that the economic development is much further along. The houses are nicer, the buses have a button to ask for a stop and actually serve real bid stops. At some of them there even is a schedule! There is a clear downside though: the price level is around double of what you would pay in Nicaragua.
    My first impressions of the country were negatively influenced by some bad experiences at the border. Firstly, the migration process is even more strict and complicated than in the USA. Secondly, the bus company (or at least two girls working for it) tried to rip me off. They sold me a ticket for a bus that was supposed to take me directly to my first stop Monteverde. Already then I thought that 7000 colones (=$14) were quite a lot. Then, however, when I told the driver to drop me off there, he told me that the bus was not even going there and that in fact there were no direct busses to Monteverde at all, so I asked them to give me my money back. They told me to talk to the official because they wanted to leave, but I insisted that one of them would stay to make sure I wouldn't be left without a bus AND without my moneymoney. They didn't want to but I got so angry that in the and the driver just paid me the money back himself.
    Although that wasn't the best start, from then on every one has been super friendly and helpful.
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  • Day32

    Hiking & Climbing Day

    March 31, 2016 in Costa Rica

    This day-time walk through reserva Curi-Cancha was mostly about birds. I can't remember all of the names, but there were some pretty cool ones among them. We also got short views on some mammals, but they moved too fast to get any pictures.
    After the tour I walked back to town, making a “Umweg“ to climb some ficus trees near the Santa Elena reserve. Those trees don't grow as normal ones do, but settle at the top of another tree and then grow all the way down until they reach the ground. This way surrounding the original tree, this dies off after some time, leaving the ficus with a kind of tunnel inside. But not only the trees in this publicly accessible forest were nice: I saw loads of tucans, some of them green, others colorful as the “Haribo original“, as well as some woodpeckers (Spechte).Read more

  • Day353

    Santa Elena, CRI

    August 18, 2017 in Costa Rica

    Santa Elena liegt in der wunderschönen Region Monteverde. Diese Gegend ist v.a. für den schönen Nebelwald bekannt. Diesen wollten wir uns natürlich nicht entgehen lassen und nahmen dabei eine ca. 25 km sehr holprige Straße auf uns. Allerdings entschädigte die abenteuerliche Srecke dafür aber auch mit atemberaubenden Panoramen. Als wir bei unserer Unterkunft angekommen sind, hatten wir einen wunderschönen Ausblick auf den Vulkan Arenal. Dieser Vulkan ist sehr berühmt, da er der aktivste und jüngste Vulkan in Costa Rica ist. Gleichzeitig gehört er auch zu den aktivsten auf der ganzen Welt.

    Am nächsten Tag erkundeten wir dann die schöne Nebelwaldlandschaft auf zwei unterschiedliche Weisen. Zuerst sind wir einen 3 km langen Rundweg zu Fuß abgelaufen und haben dabei einige hohe Hängebrücken überquert. Von den Hängebrücken aus hatten wir eine wunderschöne Aussicht auf den Nebelwald.

    Nach dem Rundweg ging es aber dann zum eigentlichen Highlight des Tages - nämlich zum Ziplining (bei uns auch bekannt als Flying Fox). Bevor es los ging, bekamen wir alle eine professionelle Kletterausrüstung angezogen und es wurden uns ein paar Sicherheitshinweise erklärt. Danach ging es dann los. Max war der erste - seine Rolle wurde ans Drahtseil eingehängt und zack flog er davon 😃. Nach der Reihe kamen alle von uns dran und wir flogen über den Nebelwald. Insgesamt waren es 15 Seilstrecken. Das ganze Erlebnis verging so schnell, da auf den Plattformen Jungs waren, die einen ans nächste Seil umgehängt haben. Für Angst war da null Zeit 😅. Dennoch genossen wir alle die wunderschönen Ausblicke hoch oben über dem unter uns liegenden Nebelwald. Danach hatten wir alle einen fetten Grinser auf dem Gesicht und tauschten uns über das abenteuerliche Erlebnis aus.
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  • Day0

    Hidden hot springs

    February 27, 2017 in Costa Rica

    This is a place for everyone who wants to experience real beauty of Costa Rica with no tourists and fees. Hot springs right next to a small waterfall are hidden in the forest not far from Santa Elena main area. There are two possible ways, a free one and the one where you have to pay 2000 colones (4$) per person to a woman whose property you will cross on your way to the springs. She doesn't speak English, but is very helpful. She has a cute puppy, lots of bills and horses. The view is stunning and you'll enjoy your hike as much as you will swimming in springs. You can also do horseback ride to the springs but we didn't ask her how much it would be. The water in springs is not hot but rather warm and you really feel like you're in heaven, in the middle of nowhere with no tourists and info centers nearby! If you're ever in Monteverde area, just do it!Read more

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