Tortugero

By Sacha Tortugero is a little island off the coast of the Caribbean, near Costa Rica. There are many turtles that come to Tortugero to lay there eggs. The island even derives its name from them. There are also loads of dogs there, most friendly and amiable. We met a really nice guy called Mo, […]

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Waterfalls

Now that we’re shivering in Cuenca, Ecuador, this long sweaty hike in Costa Rica seems like a long time ago.  Thalie led the way into the deliciously cool water, and was duly pummeled and swirled.  I finally inched my way down there and it was bliss – we were prodded around by the relentless force […]

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Tortugero

By Thalie Tortugero was a place unlike anywhere I have ever been in my life. It is quite a small stretch of land with a river on one side and the Caribbean Ocean on the other. Everyone probably knows everybody else and it’s a really sweet community. There are no cars, all dirt roads, and […]

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Hot Springs

By Thalie Hot springs are springs that are naturally heated by the earth’s core. There are also hot springs heated by volcanoes though. Those are heated by the thermal activity of the volcano it’s near.    The ones near volcanoes are very dangerous because they are normally at or near boiling. Sometimes the spring gets […]

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ARENAL VOLCANO

By Luke  The Arenal volcano is a stratovolcano.  It has been dormant for two years but before that it was active from 1968-2011. It is as high as 1633 meters . Its crater is 140 meters wide. It used to have 1 crater but it erupted in 1968 it created 3 more craters.  But now […]

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Journey from Nosara to Arenal

Journey from Nosara to Arenal – including last horseride on the beach, discovering Lake Arenal and cracking macadamia nuts at a lunchtime stop.  Seeing a toucan and a sloth, and then, our last spot of luxury – a day at some glorious hot springs in Arenal.

Foxy

We truly love our dog Monty, in Houston.  However, we have all had a whirlwind, full-blown affair with a black mutt who first picked Sacha up at the beach, then found her again in the main drag of Guiones.  After making resident to resident connections, we established that her name was in fact Cleo, that […]

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