Category: Costa Rica 2015

Floating above the clouds – last day in Costa Rica 

After a wonderful breakfast at Orosi Lodge (yam yam!),  we headed for the Irazú Volcano. We drove about an hour in the mist wondering If we would get to see the volcano at all. Half way up, the clouds gave way to the blue… Continue Reading “Floating above the clouds – last day in Costa Rica “

Finca Cristina – Linda’s Organic Coffee Farm

What does it take to produce good coffee beans and eventually drink a great cup of coffee? This were the questions I had as a hard-core coffee drinker (that’s what Yasuko thinks I am). So we decided to join Linda’s organic coffee farm tour… Continue Reading “Finca Cristina – Linda’s Organic Coffee Farm”

Little joys in the Orosi Valley

Sometimes we are fed up with bad bread, weak filter coffee or carelessly or unimaginatively prepared food. These are the moments when a small thing can make our day. In the Orosi valley, we had a few of those moments 🙂 Almost hidden next… Continue Reading “Little joys in the Orosi Valley”

Wet, wet, wet – Tapanti National Park

Today we decided to try “the wettest national park in Costa Rica”. After driving through the bumpy gravel road and passing the bridge with a “bridge in a bad state” warning and arriving at the park, Philippe and I tried a short trail, Sendero… Continue Reading “Wet, wet, wet – Tapanti National Park”

Monteverde Reserve

An early morning nature walk in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. This is the most famous natural reserve, dense, green, with massive roots and vines hanging, looks like as if it is in the Tarzan movie. Our guide today was Oscar Castillo, an environmental… Continue Reading “Monteverde Reserve”

Sky Walk and Sky Tram

After the Santa Elena Reserve Walk the day before, we changed altitude and joined a canopy walk called “Sky Walk”. Six bridges, up to 50 meters above ground allow us to see the cloud forest from above. The higher up the trees, the more… Continue Reading “Sky Walk and Sky Tram”

Cloud forest wonderland – Santa Elena Reserve

Our first walk in the cloud forest was with Marcela, an accountant-turned-to-nature guide. This native of Costa Rica worked as an accountant for a while after finishing school. She was locked up in an office all day and often spent time in a nearby… Continue Reading “Cloud forest wonderland – Santa Elena Reserve”

Amazement (© by nature)

Smoothie happiness in Orosi

Jeep – Boat – Jeep

Jeep – Boat – Jeep, that’s how they call the trip from La Fortuna de San Carlo to Monteverde. To cross the lake by boat saves hours of bumpy roads in a minivan. And lucky we were as the views of the Arenal Volcano… Continue Reading “Jeep – Boat – Jeep”