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Travel Blogs from Tortuguero
... It was close to midnight, and we all collapsed into bed.
We finished up our time in Tortuguero with a night at a resort off of the main canal and further into the rainforest. This was a fancier place for sure, and the girls' eyes were popping when we got off the boat and they had welcome drinks for us-- just like Fantasy Island! There were beautifully landscaped grounds, a big pool with a waterfall, and all of the buildings and walkways were raised up on stilts. ...
... the early one. We chilled out for the rest of the afternoon because we were up early again tomorrow to begin the trip to San Jose then on to Santa Teresa. We got to San Jose before lunch and Lisa had organised a haircut at a salon in a nice outer suburb. I took the bus half way with her and got off at a shopping centre to try and find a pair of shoes that actually fit me. Im not sure if i mentioned this before but the Vans that i bought just before we left ended up being too ...
We'll we were up at 5am to catch a boat ride through Tortuguero National Park. What an adventure! In two hours, we saw a poisonous yellow eyelash viper, a cayman, howler monkeys, spider monkeys and white faced monkeys, herons and toucans and so many other birds I can't remember their names now. Oh yes, then there was the Jesus Christ Lizard and an iguana. And a turtle. Whew! And of course just taking in the scenery was amazing. We were deep in the jungle! Back at the lodge we caught ...
... in the last 5 years have made great strides forward in recycling and environmental protection particularly regarding the turtles.Well, did I say we saw monkeys? That might have been the highlight of the day until we saw the baby turtles! Four species of turtle lay their eggs here including the giant leatherback turtle but the commonest is the green sea turtle. Their eggs hatch in September and October with some continuing into November so ...
... Although this was easily my favourite place in Costa Rica so far I could never live here as the flies would drive me mad. We were told we might see some baby turtles at the beach in the early evening so went off to see if we could see any but there weren't any.
As we had some time to kill before our turtle tour we got some beers and headed back to the cabina to chill for a bit. We weren't sure if we would see much as it was near the end of the nesting season but when ...
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