Do you know the way to San Jose?

a trip by Lottie Let Loose
From: April 11th 2014
Until: April 27th 2014

When Christopher Columbus arrived on the Atlantic coast of Costa Rica he was met by a curious native population keen to trade. The golden mirrors they wore about their necks had Columbus dreaming of amassing riches of gold and he renamed the country the Rich Coast of Veragua. The Rich Coast actually turned out to be the poorest of Spain's American colonies and the name seems somewhat disingenuous. That is until you realise the real wealth of Costa Rica lies not in the precious metals that Columbus sought but rather in the hugely diverse wealth of plants and wildlife supported by the country's many habitats.

This trip promises an abundance of exotic wildlife and plants, volcanoes, jungle and beaches. Costa Rica, here I come! Do you know the way to San Jose?
Trip Length: 2 weeks
Blog Entries: 27
Photos: 790
Words: 23847

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
April 11th 2014 Best seat in the house Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam
April 11th 2014 The Happy Medium Central America Caribbean » Panama » Panamá » Panama City
April 12th 2014 I'm the king of the swingers, a jungle VIP Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » San José » Braulio Carrillo National Park
April 12th 2014 Sweet like chocolate Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » San José » Braulio Carrillo National Park
April 12th 2014 End to a perfect first day Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » San José » Braulio Carrillo National Park
April 13th 2014 Live long and prosper Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Cartago » Volcan Irazu
April 14th 2014 Rhymes with turtle... Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Limón » Tortuguero National Park
April 15th 2014 Costa Rica's Billy Blue Light Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Limón » Parque Nacional Tortuguero
April 15th 2014 Tortuguero gecaching with the leaf cutter ants Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Limón » Tortuguero National Park
April 15th 2014 Tortuguero National Park Trail - with wellies! Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Limón » Parque Nacional Tortuguero
April 16th 2014 All of the above! Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Limón » Tortuguero National Park
April 16th 2014 La Selva Biological Station Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Heredia » Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí
April 17th 2014 Forward-stop-backwards-stop-lean in-stop-high five! Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Heredia » Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí
April 17th 2014 Tierra Hermosa - Alex Martinez' Wildlife Rescue Centre Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Heredia » Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí
April 18th 2014 Hot, hot, hot! Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Alajuela » La Fortuna
April 19th 2014 Hanging bridges and Arenal volcano Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Guanacaste » La Fortuna
April 20th 2014 On the road to Monteverde Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Puntarenas » Monteverde
April 21st 2014 Will we see a quetzal? Central America Caribbean
April 21st 2014 Great coffee tour - still hate the stuff! Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Puntarenas » Monteverde
April 21st 2014 Night Walk in the Monteverde Cloud Forest - but there's deadly vipers! Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Puntarenas » Monteverde
April 22nd 2014 Monteverde geocaching Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Puntarenas » Monteverde
April 22nd 2014 Zip-lining Superman style Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Puntarenas » Monteverde
April 22nd 2014 Horse riding in Monteverde Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Puntarenas » Monteverde
April 23rd 2014 Pacific Ocean beckons Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Puntarenas » Quepos
April 24th 2014 Manuel Antonio National Park - with sloths and noise! Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Puntarenas » Manuel Antonio
April 25th 2014 Saying goodbye to my Intrepid group Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » San José » San José
April 26th 2014 Doka coffee tour, Poas volcano and a complete drenching at La Paz waterfall Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Alajuela » Volcán Poás
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