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Kieran and Denise's Blog of their adventure in Costa Rica. Start reading from the bottom if you want it to make sense.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Kieran and Denise's Wild Adventure

Assuming our US Immigration appointment with Homeland security on Wednesday goes well, Denise and I will be heading out for our first big adventure as a married couple.

We have booked some cheap tickets($330 ea.) from San Jose, California to San Jose, Costa Rica.

We are basing our trip on a cross Costa Rica trip by BikeHike.com. We have decided that $400 plus a day to sleep in a tent with only two meals is not only expensive but a little ridiculous. Our plan is to combine adventure and relaxation at our own pace.

Our research on the top 20 recommendation for Central America have yielded the following sites in Costa Rica:
. Sky Trek: Monteverde area is a canopy tour involving using zip lines to move between the tops of trees.
. Explore Monteverde Cloud Forest, limited to 100 people at a time.
. Arenal Volcano hiking while in Monteverde.
. Nicoya Peninsula, on Costa Rica’s stunning Pacific Coast, are a paradise for mountain-bikers.
. Corcovado: walk at least a day to get to the headquarters at Sirena from the Los Pinos ranger station, itself a half day's walk from the town of La Palma on the Golfo Dulce.
. Volcan Irazu Park craters
. Chirrips mountain in Chirrips National Park is the tallest peak in Costa Rica.
. A couple of days rafting the rapids of the Pacuare River
. Tortuguero:Hundres of green turtles on the beach-Climb Tortuguero Cerro, take a canal tour.


We are also looking at some eco-lodges and yoga retreats along the way.

Any suggestions?