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  • Outdoor Adventures Costa Rica
    Facebook Share to Pinterest Etiquetas Adventure Trip Costa Rica Diving Drake Isla del Caño 01 May 2012 Trekking Expedition to Cerro Kamuk 2012 Kamuk Trekking Expedition 2012 At Outdoor Adventures we recently had a trekking expedition to Cerro Kamuk one of the most intense treks that you can do in Costa Rica Kamuk mountain is located in the Talamanca Mountain Range close to the border with Panama It is part of the Parque Internacional La Amistad a National Park that actually spans over the two countries Costa Rica and Panama Kamuk is the 8th highest mountain of Costa Rica with 3549 meters 11643 ft Normally you need to drive all the way from San Jose to the southern part of the country using the Interamerican Highway Afterwards we need to drive in a gravel road to a small town and from there drive up hill in a muddy road to a small place of just 5 houses Here we will spend our night arrange all the group gear and the food and get ready because next day we leave with the first rays of light The regular trekking trip is 5 days total walking up and down of many mountains that we have to cross in order to get to the summit Just to give you an idea there is one section that is called 27 Colinas 27 hills In this trip that we did in April we arrange the expedition to do it in 4 days so we where required to hike on day one of the hike all the way to Camp 2 a little bit over 16 km but took us 11 30 hours to complete it because of the fully loaded packs with 19 kg On day 2 we went from Camp 2 to Camp 3 located at an elevation of 3325 meters but we cross many other mountains over 3000 meters on the way We had an amazing sunset that afternoon that compared to the awful rainy weather of previous week we where just lucky Even the summit was clear allowing us to make really nice pictures from the base of the mountain At 4 00 AM on day 3 we start walking with the idea of being at the summit of Kamuk right for the first rays of light After 1 hour of walking we arrive just in time to get some pictures of all the mountains around before sunrise and then enjoy the full scenery from the top of Kamuk as the first lights started to color everything 360 degrees around us We where able to see both the Caribbean and the Pacific as well as many mountains including Volcan Barú in Panama Panama highest Cerro Chirripo Costa Rica highest Volcan Irazú and Volcan Turrialba which is active right now and you can see the plume Cerro de la Muerte among many things that we did see We completed 25 km all the way from the little village to the summit We returned

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  • Outdoor Adventures Costa Rica: Costa Rica: best holiday destination
    of adventure that you want do have in your trip Could be from a trip like the Escapade Adventure with the right balance of adventure and relax with some days at the end at the lush Caribbean beaches or something more extreme like crossing Costa Rica from Coast to Coast in a 13 days Multi Sport challenge For more information about our trips please contact us The Global Tourism Monitor Survey asked 23 000 globetrotters from 26 countries where they had traveled during the previous 12 months and which destination they would more recommend based on their experience there The report released Monday ranked the top 65 most recommended destinations Austria came in second followed by Israel New Zealand and Italy Ukraine Malaysia China Indonesia and Tunisia were the five least recommended destinations according to the survey conducted by BDRC Continental While Costa Rica placed atop the list of most recommended destination no other Latin American country made the top 10 Latin America and the Caribbean placed among the least popular regions with only 6 percent of respondents saying they were seriously planning to travel to the region Europe ranked the highest among potential travelers with 43 percent planning to travel there followed by 27 percent in the Asian Pacific Only 4 percent said they planned to take their holiday in Africa or the Middle East Costa Rica received a record breaking 2 4 million tourists during 2013 according to the Costa Rican Tourism Board Here s the list of the top 10 most recommended destinations with a three way tie for 10th place 1 Costa Rica 2 Austria 3 Israel 4 New Zealand 5 Italy 6 Japan 7 Croatia 8 USA 9 Norway 10 Canada 10 Greece 10 United Kingdom and the 10 least recommended 56 Bulgaria 57 Russia

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  • Outdoor Adventures Costa Rica: Prepare Costarrican Ceviche, home style
    fresh lemons as similar as the lemons that you saw here We use Limon Mandarina or Limon Mesino Just google it At home with a really clean cutting board and a big knive cut the fish into dices around 1x1 cm more or less Put all the fish in a big pyrex glass container or similar If not stainless steel could work Put the lemon the bit of garlic and salt to your taste for 45 minutes to an hour in the fridge with a lid You need to put enogh lemon to cover the fish Not more than that Put as much from all of the rest of ingredients Cut them as fine as you want normally fine cutting Check the ammount of salt Put everything again to the fridge for at least one more hour You will see how the fish will change coloration into white At least you need to marinate for two hours before eating You can even prepare the ceviche from the night before to have it ready for lunch If your visitors ask you can tell them that the fish is cook on lemon If you want to reduce the acidity flavor you can

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  • Outdoor Adventures Costa Rica: Diving plus Adventure Trip in Costa Rica
    Drake después de cuatro muy buenos buceos en Isla del Caño el primero del Viernes fue en El Jardín y luego buceamos en el Bajo del Diablo Vimos mas de una docena de tiburón punta blanca atún aleta amarilla barracudas loros y muchos mas De camino a la isla vimos delfines manchados y nariz de botella El sabado regresamos por dos buceos mas en Barco Hundido y nuevamente en el

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  • Outdoor Adventures Costa Rica: Trekking Expedition to Cerro Kamuk 2012
    the awful rainy weather of previous week we where just lucky Even the summit was clear allowing us to make really nice pictures from the base of the mountain At 4 00 AM on day 3 we start walking with the idea of being at the summit of Kamuk right for the first rays of light After 1 hour of walking we arrive just in time to get some pictures of all the mountains around before sunrise and then enjoy the full scenery from the top of Kamuk as the first lights started to color everything 360 degrees around us We where able to see both the Caribbean and the Pacific as well as many mountains including Volcan Barú in Panama Panama highest Cerro Chirripo Costa Rica highest Volcan Irazú and Volcan Turrialba which is active right now and you can see the plume Cerro de la Muerte among many things that we did see We completed 25 km all the way from the little village to the summit We returned to Camp 3 to dismantle camp and then hike back to Camp 2 A little bit of rain just before we arrived helped to cool down a little but later on we had good weather On day 4 we pack our things for the last day of hike all the way to town Just after 1 00 pm we received the first real rain and actually it was big shower for two hours until we arrived The total distance that we trek was 50 km with a vertical gain of 4200 meters and a total descent of 4170 If you are interested in joining Outdoor Adventures to trek Kamuk we have set our dates for next season February 6 to 12 2013 March 10 to 16 2013 April 14

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  • Outdoor Adventures Costa Rica: Rutas para MTB y Trail Running en Rincon de la Vieja
    del Parque Nacional Rincón de la Vieja Sector Las Pailas Puede ingresar a www guachipelin com Los mapas de rutas para Mountain Bike y carreras en sendero puede encontrarlos en el Album en FB Rutas para MTB Trail running y Hiking Si tiene alguna consulta sobre estas rutas o necesita un trabajo similar no dude en contactarnos Mauricio Odio Outdoor Adventures Publicado por OA a las 15 33 Email This

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  • Outdoor Adventures Costa Rica: Hiking to Cerro Chato
    of Volcan Arenal to later descent to the lagoon directly inside the crater of Cerro Chato For more information about this and other Expeditions and Adventure Trips from Outdoor Adventures visit http www outdooradventures cr Publicado por OA a las 18 54 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Etiquetas Cerro Chato Costa Rica hiking Outdoor Adventures No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older

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  • Outdoor Adventures Costa Rica
    about animals that you can see or that we spotted recently during our trips In that way you may have an idea of what to do or what to see during your next trip to Costa Rica Our expertise is with Expeditions and Adventure Trips but we will also talk about other type of activities With this space you can make questions or comments about traveling around Costa Rica It will be our pleasure to share the knowledge that we developed traveling extensively throughout the whole country for many years because Us the locals are the ones that really know this beautifull paradise Our whole staff will be answering all your questions Thanks to all the friends that already visited us over the past years We hope to receive more and more people every day and continue to make more friends from all over the world Hope to see you again soon Pura Vida Mauricio Odio Outdoor Adventures Owner and Expeditions Director Publicado por OA a las 10 18 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Etiquetas adventure trips canyoneering Costa Rica expeditions hiking Outdoor Adventures traveling trekking wildlife No comments Post a Comment Newer

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