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September 2013 posts from Javi the Frog's Travel Blog

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Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! If you want to explore Costa Rica with a twist, ATV's are an exhilarating way to see the country off the beaten path, plunging across rivers and up mountainsides. If you've never ridden one before, it's all right because there are instructions at the beginning of each course of the 4 x 4 experience. They can go a whole lot faster than I can leap! For all the places, drivers must be at least 16 years old. Here are the five best places to cruise on ATVs in the country:...[More]
In most parts of the country, September and October are considered the heaviest rain season - which is perfect for me! However, if you're a human who's planning your trip during this time and you'd rather stay dry, there are still some places to go to avoid getting drenched. From Puerto Viejo de Talamanco to Monteverde, you'll find world-class surfing, zip-lines and turtle-watching on this Costa Rica vacation, all while leaving your umbrella at home.[More]
I'm a bit of a history nut, so whenever I have a chance to hop over to see some of my home country's oldest buildings, I grab it! While we don't have anything as famous as Machu Picchu, I believe Costa Rica's ruins are still among the most beautiful in the country. Humans have been living in Costa Rica for 10,000 years (and frogs probably longer), so there's so many years of architecture and structures to explore! There are far too many for me to talk about in one day, so I've tried to narrow down my favorites into a (somewhat) brief list:...[More]