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Old November 27th, 2007, 05:49 PM
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anyone have any suugestions for good excursions in aruba, costa rica, on the RCCL brilliance of the seas? been to these ports but would like some other suggestions!
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I once took a "jungle walk" tour in Costa Rica which was a simple excursion to the rain forest. But we saw wild McCaw parrots (5 feet tall!), monkeys traveling through the bush, poisonous frogs, live crocodiles (12 feet long and HUGE). It was a very cool tour.

In Aruba - there really isn't much. Gamble, golf or shop. Or go to the beach and tan. It is not a place of natural beauty.
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Years ago, we ttok a tour in Aruba called "Natural Wonders". Tour guide drove us by the mayor's house, the librarian's house and a school teacher's house. We still laugh about thier definition of Natural Wonders!
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That's what I mean - not a lot of "natural wonders" There is the one beach with the hole in the rock. And the Aloe factory is somewhat interesting.
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Oh, I did like the butterfly farm.
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One of the best shore excursions of my life was white water rafting in Costa Rica. It certainly wasn't too rough for a beginner like me. Pure joy and an experience I'll never forget.
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Aruba
Gambling, windy, hot, booze, nude beaches

Geez, what else would you want ? Those are five excursions
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We also enjoyed the river rafting in CR, fun and worth the money. However, just as we got in Puerto Vallarta adventure, we got some terrific 'bites' that were horrific and itchy for many days. The guides said there were no mosquitoes until after dark (and I don't react to most mosqito bites) and they seemed to come from the sand or the water. I would definitely rub some insect repellant on next time. I had to switch to formal gowns or pants for dinner as my legs looked hideous. So come prepared. In PV they told us not to use repellant for eco friendly reasons, but I wouldn't chance the 'itch' again
In Aruba, after covering the shopping, we enjoyed a relaxing time at Palm Beach.
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