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  • Spiders and other beasts!!!

    by Srechko Written Dec 20, 2003

    This tarantula we saw on the road from Santa Elena to Monteverde. They are not really aggresive but it is good to be careful and not to step on one!

    Spider
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    Crossing the border.

    by trywillmc Updated Jun 25, 2003

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    Watch for free roamming cattle while waiting in line to cross the Costa Rican/Nicaraguan border. Well this isnt really a danger, i just thought it was kinda funny to see. Where did it come from?

    Mooo

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    drugs

    by vicky_cannae Written Feb 4, 2003

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    in puerto viejo, some rastadudes will try to sell you drugs!don't accept it!!
    But if you're really looking for a smoke, no problems to find some!

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    Exchange your money only at...

    by SURFIN7TH Written Jan 24, 2003

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    Exchange your money only at banks, not on the street.

    most places accept $ US.

    $1 = 347 colonies when we were there.
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    Quisiera cambiar unos dolares.

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    The waves can get very big and...

    by SURFIN7TH Written Jan 24, 2003

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    The waves can get very big and powerful. The real danger is that you may decide to stay and never go home. Costa Rica is PURA VIDA !!!!!!!!!!!

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    snake

    by akilam Updated Nov 22, 2002

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    In Costa Rica the people are'nt dangerous but take care of snake and scorpion. You may be rob by monkeys or aras in national parks

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    R U Insured?

    by isolanthui Updated Sep 19, 2002

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    Daniel, who took this pic of Matias, me and Martin getting ready for the horseback riding, fells down from his horse's back but fortunately wasn't wounded!

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    Eyes on the road

    by Pinoy Updated Sep 19, 2002

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    In Monteverde, cows were everywhere. I supposed this town is the capital of cows. When driving keep your eyes on the road and watch out for the crossing cows.

    Cows on the road

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    Flat tire?

    by Pinoy Updated Sep 19, 2002

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    Don't drive if you have flat spare tire, because it won't take you to your final destination. Unless, someone is kind enough to give you a lift.

    Nikki showing off the flat tire!

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    They aren't kidding when they...

    by SESM Written Sep 8, 2002

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    They aren't kidding when they suggest a 4 x 4 car! The roads are pretty awful and even the better ones have colorful traffic jams caused by animals wandering in the road!

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    We had to laugh at the size of...

    by whitneyone Written Aug 26, 2002

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    We had to laugh at the size of the potholes in the roads. Probably no danger to you, but maybe to the alignment of your poor rental car. And you're going to have that thing for a week!

    you though I was kidding?

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