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Costa Rica Trip: Island Time

8 Day trip to Costa Rica -- Osa Peninsula and Pacuare River, with transitions in San Jose.

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Val Sloan
We had an easy morning as our flight wasn't until 3:30 in the afternoon. I got up fresh as a daisy and after a quick breakfast decided I really wanted to take a walk into the city center area to get …
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Val Sloan
Today is the day we'd all pined for – whitewater rafting on the Pacuare for the full day! Words cannot describe this experience. I have been waiting for this day for so long and planning this …
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Val Sloan
A free day at the Pacuare lodge is just what the doctor ordered. They had many options for additional activities, so I decided on the early morning birdwalk rather than the more expensive canopy …
Palm tree trio
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Val Sloan
Again delighted to not have had to plan all the little details of navigating our way to destinations. We were picked up at 7am by a bus with others in it – cool we aren't alone. On our way to …
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Val Sloan
Today was a transition day between the two legs of our trip. We had to be packed, leaving our bags for the staff to take down to the bottom of the hill. This was a return of the trip in – boat …
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Val Sloan
Horseback riding while the others in my group went snorkeling. I didn't know what to expect. Had seen several other groups on horses the day before. The manager at the lodge said I could go on a …
Horseback riding on the beach
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Val Sloan
So settling into the dark bungalow the first evening, making myself as comfortable as possible on a thin mattress with a mosquito net surround. The heat and humidity did not wane. I didn't expect to …
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Val Sloan
So we knew up front to expect a different perspective on time. It was so wonderful to have someone pick us up (at all our transitions) and not have to coordinate or worry about it on our own. At 7:30 …
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Val Sloan
We had an easy morning and got to the Charlotte Airport in plenty of time. Today is the dreaded travel day of sitting and waiting. The flight was an easy 4 hours. We were able to get a taxi at the …
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Val Sloan
Wew were able to leave 14 hrs early to get out of Boston before the big snowstorm. Was nice to not have to wake up at 3am to get to the airport.

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