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Costa Rica Family trip - turtles and rainforest, pacuare

What a memorable Costa Rica trip for the whole family -- my husband and I, with our two children, age 6 and 9. We can't wait to go on another adventure.

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Day 3: past Matina; bananas in the blue bags
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Laura Lovato
Back to Charlotte today; all four of us were sad to leave! After our last costa rican breakfast -- seriously I'll have to make rice, beans and fried eggs at home -- the hotel arranged a taxi minivan …
Arenal Tram
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Laura Lovato
Time to leave Selva Bananito ... but first, one more adventure we hadn't planned on! The kitchen woke up early for us to lay out some fruit, bread and cereal. Very nice of them. We'd asked for a …
Day 2 monkeys @ sarapiqui river
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Laura Lovato
Today we slept in! After breakfast at 8, we teamed up with same family again. Carlos and Victor led us out to the Canopy tour. There's a 30 minutes hike across some fields and through the jungle …
Day 2:  on the boat
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Laura Lovato
Today was Rivers, Waterfalls, and jungle trails day! Woke up early to go on the Waterfall hike, with Carlos, his helper Victor, and another family with two kids. The family was from Germany and we …
Day 2: on the boat
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Laura Lovato
Rained most of the night, keeping us up. We said our goodbyes this morning -- some folks stayed after breakfast to talk with us and we took a group picture. A few people there had been to Selva …
Caiman on the river bank in Costa Rica
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Laura Lovato
Woke up early to find volunteers coming back from the morning patrols. People were excited because there were pancakes for breakfast, which was a treat. We had a visit from a mica snake …
Day 2: hotel gardens
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Laura Lovato
Got up early today to meet the driver Jorge. He was there right at 7 a.m., with a big van for just the four of us. We drove out through Braulio Carillo National Park to HWY 32 (stopping for rice …
Garden at Hotel Bougainvillea
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Laura Lovato
Since we came a day earlier than our Adventure Life tour started, we planned a day trip through the hotel. We'd heard about the Aerial Tram grounds and decided to check it out. The views from the …
Day 1 hedge maze in Hotel Bougainvillea garden
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Laura Lovato
Today we flew from Charlotte, NC, to San Jose's Juan Santamaria International airport. The flight was a little sketchy, but it was our own fault since we did not check in the day before OR arrive a …

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