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Nuggets4
03-06-2005, 09:30 PM
Anyone been? I'm going in 12 days (not that I'm counting or anything). Arriving late on the 19th, coming back home on the 25th. Flying into San Jose, spending three nights in Monteverde and then 2 more back in SJ.

Any advice? What should I do (we have a pretty strict itinerary, but I want to know if there's anything I have to do)? What should I avoid?

Most importantly, I'm having Nugs scores sent to me by text message, so I'm covered there.

RhymesayersDU
03-06-2005, 09:46 PM
Anyone been? I'm going in 12 days (not that I'm counting or anything). Arriving late on the 19th, coming back home on the 25th. Flying into San Jose, spending three nights in Monteverde and then 2 more back in SJ.

Any advice? What should I do (we have a pretty strict itinerary, but I want to know if there's anything I have to do)? What should I avoid?

Most importantly, I'm having Nugs scores sent to me by text message, so I'm covered there.
Listen dude, I realize going to a foreign country sounds like fun... and I'm not going to lie, it is... But we're in the middle of a playoff push here, and we can't have people slacking off and not karma-repping.

So yeah, I'm going to have to ask you to not go on this trip. Myself and the rest of the Nuggets organization thanks you in advance.

Nuggets4
03-06-2005, 09:57 PM
I have a karma rep plan figured out. Trust me, I've thought of this.

RhymesayersDU
03-06-2005, 09:58 PM
Well then have fun, and be perpetually wasted.

Sodak
03-06-2005, 11:07 PM
Make sure you get your shots for the jungle rot and current vaccinations. Good luck!

Don't forget, there's nothing worse in Costa Rica than a drunk Gringo. :)

-Slap-
03-07-2005, 06:37 AM
Anyone been? I'm going in 12 days (not that I'm counting or anything). Arriving late on the 19th, coming back home on the 25th. Flying into San Jose, spending three nights in Monteverde and then 2 more back in SJ.

Any advice? What should I do (we have a pretty strict itinerary, but I want to know if there's anything I have to do)? What should I avoid?

Most importantly, I'm having Nugs scores sent to me by text message, so I'm covered there.

You're going to love it. There's a woman in my office who keeps talking about retiring to Costa Rica. She has me half sold on the idea, too.

Sean
03-07-2005, 06:50 AM
Anyone been? I'm going in 12 days (not that I'm counting or anything). Arriving late on the 19th, coming back home on the 25th. Flying into San Jose, spending three nights in Monteverde and then 2 more back in SJ.

Any advice? What should I do (we have a pretty strict itinerary, but I want to know if there's anything I have to do)? What should I avoid?

Most importantly, I'm having Nugs scores sent to me by text message, so I'm covered there.

Have fun brotha! Represent the 303 and 970! Whatever the hell that means ...

REB
03-07-2005, 07:35 AM
Never been but have a great time!

REB

1-2-3-BRONCOS!!!!!!!

Bronco_Beerslug
03-07-2005, 09:16 AM
One of my friends retired there in his early 40s. He loves it! If you like fishing (Tarpon, billfish, Roosterfish, snapper, Wahoo, Dorado, Barracuda, Kingfish, etc...) either ocean is great!
Lots of inland trips in the jungles to choose from too. Don't just sit around if you get some free time, see the sites and enjoy yourself :)

Nuggets4
03-07-2005, 09:18 AM
Unfortunately, the getting wasted and lounging aroudn thing won't be happening. It's kind of a graduation/birthday present for me and birthday present for my mom. We've never taken a vacation that hasn't been business related, so we're going. She loves butterflies, and I wanted to get the hell away from everything for a while, so Costa Rica was the choice.

I can't find my itinerary right now, but I know we're seeing the Poas volcano and doing a few canopy tours. If I find the itinerary, I'll post it up.

Meck77
03-07-2005, 09:19 AM
I haven't been yet but I'd like to go. A couple of my friends have and they rave about it. They said the people there are some of the friendliest people around you can find. It seems to really becoming a world destination for travelers. I hear there is real estate boom going on there also. I was going to comment on the fishing but Slug covered it!

Nuggets4
03-27-2005, 11:01 AM
Picture of Paos Volcano.

Nuggets4
03-27-2005, 11:02 AM
My mother and myself at Paos Volcano (Popps, got quite a few questions about the shirt).

Nuggets4
03-27-2005, 11:04 AM
The sunset in Monteverde, Costa Rica. I had an incredible trip. Saw some incredible things and have determined that the most attractive women in the world all cumulated in San Jose most of the week.

And I learned that I can understand Spanish a lot better than I thought I could.

ZachKC
03-27-2005, 11:06 AM
I have not been there myself but it sounds like you will have a blast. I will be thinking about you bud. Be safe.

Sassy
03-27-2005, 11:07 AM
One thing I've learned....if you're going out of the country and they say original birth certificates are ok...get a passport anyway...it will save you a lot of trouble and the brother-in-law won't have to stay overnight in Miami ;D

Nice pics Nuggets. :)

Meck77
03-27-2005, 11:15 AM
Nice pics. Do any fishing down there?

Nuggets4
03-27-2005, 11:25 AM
Nah. Not really a fisherman. Did a lot of napping actually. Monteverde was a trip. The hotels didn't have radios or clocks or anything. You'd come back from a tour in the morning, and we'd sit on the patio and just read or watch the sun set. It was surreal.....for someone who relies on techology as much as I do, the first day was like going cold turkey on heroin. After that, I enjoyed it....a lot.

The wildlife was unbelievable down there. There's one type of bird that people will literally travel from across the world just to see. One person in the tour group at the Cloud Forest had come from London just to see this bird. I was happy because I saw a monkey. Haven't you always wanted a mon-KEY? /BNL

Anyone who loves heights that goes down there HAS to do the ziplines in the rain forest in Monteverde. I hate heights however, so while my mother thought it was the highlight, I'm never going to the ziplines again.

Tredici
03-27-2005, 12:53 PM
You're going to love it. There's a woman in my office who keeps talking about retiring to Costa Rica. She has me half sold on the idea, too.

I worked with a guy who had that as his life plan. He opted for one of the early retirement packages and flew off down to Costa Rica. He and the wife had studied the video tape religiously and couldn't wait to find a little piece of perfect beach heaven.

Except when they got there they found the Costa Ricans had become decidedly against selling pieces of perfect beach heaven to Americans unless said Americans were interested in paying the appropriate price for heaven. They could have a piece of some uninteresting terrain completely inland for a reasonable price.

Put it this way, they are now happily retired on a beach in Florida....

-Slap-
03-27-2005, 02:06 PM
I worked with a guy who had that as his life plan. He opted for one of the early retirement packages and flew off down to Costa Rica. He and the wife had studied the video tape religiously and couldn't wait to find a little piece of perfect beach heaven.

Except when they got there they found the Costa Ricans had become decidedly against selling pieces of perfect beach heaven to Americans unless said Americans were interested in paying the appropriate price for heaven. They could have a piece of some uninteresting terrain completely inland for a reasonable price.

Put it this way, they are now happily retired on a beach in Florida....

Sounds like the type of situation that could have been quietly circumvented with an intermediary, or a small bribe to the appropriate party. Now they have to root for the Dolphins.......ugh!~

Hogan11
03-27-2005, 05:27 PM
Very Nice Nuggets....I've always heard about C. Rica...your account and the pics confirm a lot of it.

Rascal
03-27-2005, 06:30 PM
My best friend and his wife went there for their honeymoon...why I don't know it's not like you ever leave your room anyway.

The wife and I are considering it for our 5 year anniversary. trying to decide between that tahiti, and a couple of other places.

Broncobuddy7
03-27-2005, 10:21 PM
I've been in the military for over ten years, and I leave the country 4-5 times every year on military trips. It just so happens that I'm going to South America on Wednesday. We received a medical briefing on Latin/South America as part of our pre-deployment briefing. They told us:

-Don't drink the water.
-Drink only bottled water
-Eat only food that has been cooked or boiled
-Bring medicine for diarrhea
-Tell your bank you're leaving the country so they don't block your cards
-Watch out for pick-pockets
-Your cell phone may work outside the country (call your carrier for details)
-Don't stand out

I know this isn't a very positive list, but keep in mind it's coming from a military perspective.

baja
03-27-2005, 10:37 PM
Costa Rica was great about 15 years ago now it's expensive and over priced and expensive. Did I mention expensive.

El Salvador is the current hot place. Now if you don't wake up in a tub of ice with an ache in your side, the side without the kidney than you will have fun.

Pezman
03-27-2005, 10:48 PM
Costa Rica was great about 15 years ago now it's expensive and over priced and expensive. Did I mention expensive.

El Salvador is the current hot place. Now if you don't wake up in a tub of ice with an ache in your side, the side without the kidney than you will have fun.

I could dig a trip down to Zihuateneo (sp?) but not during the rainy or earthquake season Ha! By the way Baja, have you been feeling those 5.0+ quakes down there in the past couple months?

Nugs, I take it this is your graduation trip? I think this would be a good time to talk to you about the birds and the bees son. You see, down in Mexico, there are killer bees, and birds that will pick your bones clean after being stung to death... ;D

watermock
03-27-2005, 10:49 PM
My Brother went down there on missionary work and wound up in the Jungle looking up to a rifle bore of a clacker pressed to his forehead.

baja
03-27-2005, 10:50 PM
I could dig a trip down to Zihuateneo (sp?) but not during the rainy or earthquake season Ha! By the way Baja, have you been feeling those 5.0+ quakes down there in the past couple months?

Nugs, I take it this is your graduation trip? I think this would be a good time to talk to you about the birds and the bees son. You see, down in Mexico, there are killer bees, and birds that will pick your bones clean after being stung to death... ;D

Quakes no what are you talking about Pez?

Pezman
03-27-2005, 10:52 PM
My mother and myself at Paos Volcano (Popps, got quite a few questions about the shirt).

Is anybody else AMAZED at how much Nugs4 looks just like his avatar Ha! ROFL!


http://www.orangemane.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=11135&stc=1http://www.orangemane.com/BB/image.php?u=446&dateline=1110943886

Pezman
03-27-2005, 10:53 PM
Quakes no what are you talking about Pez?

There have been some pretty decent sized quakes in the desert south of San Diego (100 miles or so) and a few near La Paz not too long ago. I take it you didnt feel them I guess. Good!

baja
03-27-2005, 10:55 PM
You mean La Paz Baja? Wonder why I have not heard of this

Pezman
03-27-2005, 11:09 PM
You mean La Paz Baja? Wonder why I have not heard of this

I regularly check the USGS earthquake site since I live between fault lines here in SoCal and every once and a while I see one pop up in the Baja area. But lately, they have really been going off. In late February the biggest one hit near Manzanillo with a swarm or quakes. There have also been some near Santa Rosalia earlier this month.

baja
03-27-2005, 11:16 PM
I regularly check the USGS earthquake site since I live between fault lines here in SoCal and every once and a while I see one pop up in the Baja area. But lately, they have really been going off. In late February the biggest one hit near Manzanillo with a swarm or quakes. There have also been some near Santa Rosalia earlier this month.

Santa Rosalia looks like a major quake hit last week, a major shiit hole

baja
03-27-2005, 11:18 PM
Hope I get paid on all that land I sold before the big one hits :-)

Nuggets4
03-28-2005, 08:16 AM
Is anybody else AMAZED at how much Nugs4 looks just like his avatar Ha! ROFL!

It's time I came out and admitted it............I am Alfred E. Neuman's love child. :P

It was kind of a graduation trip. My family never took vacations, they were always business trips. My mom wanted that to change, and felt this was our last chance. Luckily, I was able to have a trip with my Dad driving across country (including a stop in Canton) 5 years ago before he passed away. Now I can say I've done the same with my mom.

Baja, parts of Costa Rica are expensive. San Jose -- yes! Monteverde was VERY cheap. I'm not sure about lodging costs, but all of the food was very cheap down there.

Sean
03-28-2005, 08:28 AM
Sounds like you had a great time man, congrats. Any more pics of the area? Or the most beautiful women in San Jose?

baja
03-28-2005, 08:32 AM
It's time I came out and admitted it............I am Alfred E. Neuman's love child. :P

It was kind of a graduation trip. My family never took vacations, they were always business trips. My mom wanted that to change, and felt this was our last chance. Luckily, I was able to have a trip with my Dad driving across country (including a stop in Canton) 5 years ago before he passed away. Now I can say I've done the same with my mom.

Baja, parts of Costa Rica are expensive. San Jose -- yes! Monteverde was VERY cheap. I'm not sure about lodging costs, but all of the food was very cheap down there.

What's cheap?

Hey Nuggs I'm thinking about going to the Nuggets / Suns game tonight I'm in Phoenix till tomorrow.

Nuggets4
03-28-2005, 09:09 AM
Sounds like you had a great time man, congrats. Any more pics of the area? Or the most beautiful women in San Jose?

A few other pics of the area.

http://ucsu.colorado.edu/~lucasjm/images/costarica/daysix1.jpg

http://ucsu.colorado.edu/~lucasjm/images/costarica/daysix10.jpg

http://ucsu.colorado.edu/~lucasjm/images/costarica/daythree5.jpg

That last one was a badass animal. The thing has the body of a weasel, the face of a bear and the tail of a fox. As for the women.....man. First of all, I'm a big fan of both Latina and Asian women. Both were everywhere there. Just absolutely breathtaking. My mom was enjoying the men as well. Last week was holy week, so a lot of people were apparently at the beaches. I'm mostly glad that I didn't go to the beaches for that reason, but part of me is really wishing I would have gone sight seeing.

What's cheap?

Hey Nuggs I'm thinking about going to the Nuggets / Suns game tonight I'm in Phoenix till tomorrow.

One meal in Monteverde was a four course meal, fine steaks and everything and it only ran us $30 American for the two of us, and that's with wine as well. Speaking of Monteverde, this is one of the weirder parts of the trip -- apparently they think that Americans eat only Italian food. Since it's such a tourist town, that was ALL they had available....Italian. Every place had a name like "Pizzaria de Johnny".

As I said in the other thread....please go and yell at Amare Stoudemire for me. Thank you.

Hogan11
03-28-2005, 02:18 PM
I understand Argentina is a great place to go....

REB
03-28-2005, 09:25 PM
There beautiful pics nugs, Hope ya had a great time.


REB

1-2-3-:Broncos:!!!!!!!

Meck77
04-04-2009, 02:51 PM
Ok I'm finally going to check this place out! I'm outta here as of tomorrow. My MANE plan is to visit as many of the natural hot springs Costa Rica has to offer. Going to get the ole pole wet as well.

By the time I get back McD will have probably have sent Champ packing for a 5th round pick. ;)

Be kind to each other! I gotta go tan my mecks. 8')

theAPAOps5
04-04-2009, 02:54 PM
Have a blast. I spent my honeymoon on the Pacific side. http://www.hotelpuntaislita.com/

It was an adventure just to get there and it kind away from the city. But it was one of the best places we have been.

Meck77
04-04-2009, 02:57 PM
Have a blast. I spent my honeymoon on the Pacific side. http://www.hotelpuntaislita.com/

It was an adventure just to get there and it kind away from the city. But it was one of the best places we have been.

Right on. I had a car rented but once I dug into things a little more decided to hire a private driver. Less stress, less risk, more beers.

theAPAOps5
04-04-2009, 02:59 PM
Yeah we were going to rent a car and are glad we didn't. Its crazy over there. Make sure your driver takes you to the local market to stock up on beer. We bought 1 case for the week and saved a ton of money.

worm
04-04-2009, 03:04 PM
Take some fish money pics for me Meck. Have fun.

footstepsfrom#27
04-04-2009, 03:06 PM
Anyone been? I'm going in 12 days (not that I'm counting or anything). Arriving late on the 19th, coming back home on the 25th. Flying into San Jose, spending three nights in Monteverde and then 2 more back in SJ.

Any advice? What should I do (we have a pretty strict itinerary, but I want to know if there's anything I have to do)? What should I avoid?

Most importantly, I'm having Nugs scores sent to me by text message, so I'm covered there.
Should be great...got a buddy who goes down every few months and says the cost of living is ridiculously cheap. I don't care for giant bugs or tropical heat but otherwise it's on my radar along with a few other places down there, including Nicaragua.

worm
04-04-2009, 03:09 PM
Should be great...got a buddy who goes down every few months and says the cost of living is ridiculously cheap. I don't care for giant bugs or tropical heat but otherwise it's on my radar along with a few other places down there, including Nicaragua.

I am sure Nuggs appreciates your well wishes...you are only four years late.

cutthemdown
04-04-2009, 03:54 PM
You gotta go catch a sailfish IMO. Costa Rica has arguably the best sailfish fishing on the planet.

I've been once but it was 10 yrs ago. I went out of a place called Los Suenos, or something close to that.

Pretty active party scene downtown San Jose complete with legalized prostitution.