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Travel Blogs from Tortuguero
... we got just out of the city on to the highway. For the next 6 or 7 hours we came across 3 bad crashes which had traffic back right up and at a standstill for ages. I saw two of the crash scenes with one car ploughed into sideways by a truck and the other one with a Hilux on its roof in the ditch. This is a straight stretch of road so i have no idea how they would have happened but they looked pretty serious. When we finally made it to Puerto Viejo it was 8.30 and it wasn't ...
... on the beach we were told by one of the turtle spotters there was a turtle nearby who was starting to prepare her nest. We waited for a bit but something must have spooked her as she decided to head back to the sea. We got a bit closer so we could see her making her way back. She was so much bigger than I expected!! As there were no other turtles on the beach we headed back to the base to wait for a bit. On the way we saw 2 sloths, a brown frog, 2 lizards, a red eyed frog ...
On the second morning we headed out at 6am on an electric motor boat in search for wildlife in the canals. I spotted a dolphin which was the last thing I thought we' d come across. We also saw a cayman and lots of birds. It was cool just heading out along the canals searching for animals.
We feel in love with Tortuguero it's such a peaceful place in the world.
... a drink to go of coconut milk.
As an aside, we have not actually held any Costa Rican currency (colones) in the day we’ve been here so far – dollars are not only accepted everywhere, they’re given in change a lot of the time, too. The girls bought a few souvenirs, and then we had a boat ride back to the resort.
We took a quick dip into the pool, and saw some really cool toucans right at the pool, feeding on berries literally 10 feet ...
... with a variety of lizards and birds. When we arrived back at the hotel we had siesta time to prepare for the evening trip which would be a late one. After dinner we dressed in our dark clothes, put on our walking boots and collected our rain macs. We were collected by our guide and whisked away on the river in the dark back towards the village we had visited the previous day. We were going to see if we could spot turtles coming out of the sea to lay their eggs. As these ...
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