Thursday Doors #10 World Trip

The Doors of Costa Rica

Stage 3 of my world trip was Central America. I was meant to be in the Middle East but the political Spring Uprising in Egypt had just boiled over so Egypt, Syria and Jordan didn’t seem like the best idea.

A couple of frantic emails to my travel agent in NZ and I found myself headed to Costa Rica for a few weeks and then on an overland trip up through Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico and then on to Cuba

I arrived in Costa Rica not knowing a thing about the place and having absolutely zero plans on how to spend my time there! I got myself to a Youth Hostel in San Jose and found a copy of the trusty Lonely Planet.

From there I devised a plan to visited the Cloud Forest area of Monte Verde. I stayed at the amazing Ecolodge San Luis belonging to The University of Georgia. Professors and research students are based there and take guests on all sorts of great excursions and it was all included in the price. It was amazing!After pulling myself away from the lodge I headed to Arenal and the El Castillo region and then to the Manuel Antonio National Park.

Costa Rica is such an Ecotourism mecca, I spend very little time indoors or near any kind of doors! Looking back through my pictures there are very few doors but here is what I came up with.

San Jose


San Luis Ecolodge and outings

Santa Elena Trekking

CR Santa Elena (1)


In response to Norm 2.0โ€˜s Thursday Doors.

Yoroshiku Onegai shimasuimages (1)



6 responses to “Thursday Doors #10 World Trip

  1. Although our older daughter and I were in Costa Rica for a week and landed in San Jose, we didn’t have time to explore the city at all. We were in Quepos and outside almost all the time. I’d love to go back some day and explore more places. Love the photos, BTW. ๐Ÿ™‚


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    • Yes I didn’t spend a long time there either but I did do a nice walk up the back of the city. I got a bit lost but the locals were very nice and got me home! I also went to a very good museum there


  2. Beautiful, no-door time! ๐Ÿ™‚ No matter how much I love my doors, I spent one of the best months in my life on the island of Crete, driving around with my Peugeot, and its doors, and of an occasional shop, were the only ones for me… Sleeping outdoors, eating outdoors, the way it’s meant to be…

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