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16 travelers at this place:

  • Day5

    Day 6, ice cream and crocodiles

    December 27, 2017 in Costa Rica

    Stopped for ice cream at Monteverde Cooperative (first pic) founded by American Quakers. Left behind one of the teens from our bus. We didn't even go back to get him!!

    Don't worry, another bus with our tour group called our bus and let them know we forgot him.  They brought him on to our next rendevous and I don't think he will ever live it down!

    The rest of the pics are from the crocodile and bird cruise on the Tarcoles River.Read more

  • Day5

    Tarcoles River safari

    September 29, 2017 in Costa Rica

    Next, we had a boat trip on the Tarcoles River, to see some huge crocodiles (one was named Mike Tyson) and lots of birds including herons, toucans, hawks, ibis, and the clay-colored robin, the national bird of Costa Rica.

    We then had a late lunch on the way back to San Jose, and said good bye to our guide, Christian. He certainly taught us a lot, and in a very entertaining way.

  • Day5

    Carara National Park

    September 29, 2017 in Costa Rica

    Today's tour took us towards the central Pacific coast, with a breakfast stop along the way. A very common breakfast consists of Pinto Gallo (Spotted Rooster), a beans and rice dish with vegetables and Costa Rican salsa and fried plantains. Fried cheese was good too.

    Our destination was Carara National Park, where we took a nature walk and learned about much of the biodiversity of the country: birds, plants, flowers, insects, etc. We even saw a golden spider web. Can you see the parade of leaf cutters on the sidewalk? Find out more here: more

  • Day63

    Tarcoles, Costa Rica

    March 19, 2017 in Costa Rica

    Crocodiles. Far too many crocodiles.

    The road from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio took us on a lovely scenic route down from the mountains, through Tarcoles and over the river with the same name.

    Tarcoles is on the map because of the huge amount of crocodiles that reside in the river below a bridge on one of the main highways, so it warranted a stop. I'm talking at least twenty crocodiles that we could see, let alone the ones hiding secretly in the shallows. And not small ones either. These were some of the biggest crocodiles any of us had seen! You would not want to fall off this bridge. Why they all hang out here, I don't know.

    We had a quick stop in the beachside town Jaco, which weirdly reminded me of beach towns in New Zealand. Struggling to find cheap food, we continued on and stopped at one of the roadside restaurants instead for a local style meal - Casado. Generally your choice of meat with beans, rice, cheese, salad and sometimes squash. This particular place threw in an egg too for good measure. We're battling a bit with the food in Costa Rica. Prices are up on previous countries but also the cheapest food is American style food - hamburgers, pizzas, fries. You know the drill. It's bizarre that local style food is not the cheapest choice as it is in most countries and street food doesn't seem to be a thing either. Doh.

    Short post whilst in transit! Manuel Antonio, here we come.
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  • Day23

    Krokodile gesichtet!!

    March 24 in Costa Rica

    Von Uvita nehmen wir uns einen Mietwagen (nicht mit 4-Rad Antrieb, was uns später noch bereuen lässt 😁) und fahren nach Monteverde. Auf dem Weg dorthin erregen diese kleinen Tierchen unsere Aufmerksamkeit 🐊
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  • Day13

    via Tàrcoles nach Hojancha

    February 17 in Costa Rica

    Auf unserem Weg von Quepos nach Hojancha stiessen wir per Zufall zu dem Fluss Tarcoles, wo mehrere Busse anhielten, und die Leute sich auf der Brücke drängten. Ohne es gross gesucht zu haben, kamen wir zu den Krokodilen, worüber wir gelesen hatten. In den Läden neben der Brücke konnte man sich verpflegen und, sofern gewünscht, sich mit einigen Souvenirs eindecken.

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Tárcoles, Tarcoles

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