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Wildlife in El Coco

When we first arrived in Playa del Coco (or 'El Coco' as the locals call it), I was struck by how little wildlife there was here compared...

Life by the beach

It's always been a dream of mine to live by the sea. And, for the last few weeks that's exactly what we've been having a go at - seeing...

From 'Waterfall' to 'What, a Fall??'

Sorry for that bad pun but it's the best I can manage right now. Yesterday's fun 'experience' certainly was memorable, but not...

Rain sticks and fire dances

One of the things I did to prepare for our trip to Costa Rica was to read about the history of this intriguing country. I have long had...

A very LAZY post

Name a creature that Costa Rica is known for. Okay, unfair question, it's got about 5% of all the world's biodiversity (ie tonnes of...

Chilling in Monte Verde

Finally, the sun made an appearance in Monte Verde! With such stunning weather we decided to walk a couple of miles to a ‘heladeria’ (ice...

What I wasn't expecting in Costa Rica

I've never been anywhere like Costa Rica. A tropical country, just above the Equator that has multiple micro climates. No number of...

Going Green isn't cheap

Our first day in Monte Verde (aka Green Mountain in Spanish) and, boy, does it live up to its name. 1) we are going to have buns of steel...

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