Cabinas El Icaco Tortuguero
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... How long the trip takes depends on the water level and how many animals you see and the Captain stops for you to see. First thing we saw was a crocodile. The guide said it was a big one but I think I'm used to movies like crocodile Dundee and was not super impressed but it was still cool.
We got settled in our rooms, looked at the lovely pool, ate lunch and hopped on the boat to go have a tour of the town. This involved walking through town and let me tell you my feet ...
... the turtles and selling the meat like they used to. Unfortunately we weren't allowed to take a camera.
Another couple of days slowly passed until we came round to doing a canoe tour. It was quite reasonably priced and they say Tortuguero is one of the only places in the world where it is better to see the park from a boat instead of walking. Probably as the park has an amazing canal system, alongside the huge winding rivers, to make seeing the centre of the park ...
... to talk to. On the second night I ate with two Americans and one guy from Israel who had just finished four years of military service. To contrast my above story about Americans, these were both very nice, except the girl wouldn't stop talking about how great it was in America that they had this amazing thing called a phone tariff and it totally meant that if you used your phone once a day or 100 times a day it all cost the same price and then went on to give examples ...
... the canals, pointing out plants, birds and wildlife along the way. We saw a group of Spider monkeys playing in the trees, large iguanas, a green heron sitting on her nest, toucans, and even a Caiman hiding deep in the weeds near the shore. At one point Roberto pulled the boat way into a small canal off of the main canal and we just sat there for a while listening to the pulsing of the jungle, the myriad of insects and birds joining together in a chorus that surrounded us. ...
... easily, what a relief!
San Jose was just an overnight stop on our journey to Tortuguero in the north east of C.R. It was also the place to leave our 2 large bags as in order to reach Tortuguero it is necessary to take a boat for a little over an hour to reach the village, and in theory you should not have more than 10 kilos of luggage each. We are well on the way to this with cameras, binoculars and computers, so we had stuffed a change of clothes ...