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Honeymoon in Costa Rica

Our honeymoon in Costa Rica was truly the trip of a lifetime. However high our expectations may have been, they were constantly surpassed. We were left feeling very lucky to have experienced such a special adventure.

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View from our room at AOL - a unique location
Author
Denis Mason
After a good night's sleep it was time to check out and drive to the airport for our flight to Quito, leaving Costa Rica behind, but taking with us countless memories of our recent advenures. We …
Man-sized leaf in Arenal Observatory Lodge garden
Author
Denis Mason
The 5:30 coffee delivered to our room was a welcome accompanyment to packing ahead of the 50 minute flight to San Jose. Back at the Grano de Oro hotel we were able to go online and see our wedding …
Secluded waterfall at AOL. So peaceful, worth the climb down
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Denis Mason
A "free day" to do as little or as much as we liked. After thoughts of taking it easy we read that there was a walk to a famous beach, 2 hours along the coast, so we decided to do …
Huge rocks rolling down Arenal Volcano, view from AOL garden
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Denis Mason
Another speedboat ride another playful pod of dolphins, en route to Cano Island, 1.5 hours offshore from Drake Bay. We enjoyed some great snorkeling with White-tipped Reef Sharks, Puffer fish, …
Arenal Volcano seen across Lake Arenal
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Denis Mason
Before we even arrived in the Corcovado national park we had enjoyed a dramatic morning. Minutes after our speedboat had left the hotel we saw a dolphin chasing a fish - both jumping out of the …
Golden beetle on our doorstep - it really looks metalic
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Denis Mason
To get to Aguila de Osa in Drake Bay we took two small planes, two cars and a speedboat. With just 30 minutes between flights we didn't have much time to play with, although there was live English …
Hungry Hummingbird - spectacular colours and so small!
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Denis Mason
Driving around the volcano, we noticed it was throwing out even more smoke/ash, more than William had seen before too. It looked like a pyroclastic flow was coming towards us...but we still got out …
The honeymoon couple walking in Monteverde
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Denis Mason
Up early for a paddle on the Penas Blancas river. A great way to explore the area in silence and at a gentle pace. As well as the many birds, we "Jesus Christ" lizards, Otters, Bats, a 3.5m …
Hard to believe this is not a leaf - good spotting Jorge!
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Denis Mason
The transfer to Arenal was billed as the "ride of our lives" by William and indeed took us down some of the bumpiest roads in the country, and then onto a ferry for the last 30 minutes. It …
Friendly little bird we saw while on the hotel trail
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Denis Mason
On the short drive to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve it became clear that we were not going to see the reserve in its typically cloudy conditions. We were lucky to enjoy this special place in …
Fonda Vela Hotel, Monteverde - where are the famous clouds?
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Denis Mason
After a hearty breakfast we set off on the winding road to Monteverde. The mountains and plantation scenery was made all the more interesting by William, our guide's commentary. The last 10km are …
Grano de Oro Hotel - an oasis of calm in a busy city
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Denis Mason
Travelling from Sydney to San Jose, Costa Rica was an adventure in itself. It took 40 hours including a half day in Santa Monica (L.A.) between flights. Our luggage was last off the plane in San Jose …

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