Pura Vista Corcovado Ecocamp
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Travel Blogs from Drake Bay
Nearing departure time, the boat captain came to introduce himself and instructed us to take our luggage onto the boat. Juan from Finca Maresia, where we were going to stay at for the next 5 nights, had prearranged everything.
After an hour of bumpy boat ride down Rio Sierpe and along the bay, we arrived at Drake Bay! Beautiful, laid back, and rugged! There was no dock, so we just stepped off the ...
... kind of works. Stroll into 'town' for a nose around, this is really remote. The book does say only intrepid travellers get this far and that seems about right. There are a few restaurants and a supermarket but not much else, plus the supermarket is basic to say the least. We have a beer and pick up a few essential supplies before a lazy afternoon sat in the garden where you can see, Macaws (they always seem to fly in pairs), toucans, monkeys, sloths, etc, etc. Tea was a stroll ...
... older brother in my bed that night (no joke). This might have contributed slightly to my light sleeping that night (along with the humidity).
Today we setup an escorted tour to Corcovado National Park. Our tour would take us across the Golfo Dulce by boat to Porta Jiminez where we would be greeted by a guide to take us along the road to Carate to the Park to view wildlife. Touring the National Park was one of our main reason ...
Not much has been happening this week.
The first lot of volunteers have left and the next lot have arrived. This lot are not as interested in the wildlife or rainforest as the first lot. They're not as fit either so the hikes are slower and the time passes by more slowly. But at least they don’t complain too much.
On the volunteers data entry day, Mark was meant to come with me to observe a ...
... and a baby snake are what I remember, but we saw a heep of other things as well, and Tracie shares her knowledge in such a poetic way it is a captivating nocturnal performance. The ‘why wasn’t I ever told this before’ lesson was if you hold a flashlight up by the side of your head at the level of your eyes, you will see little tiny glittery lights that are the reflection of the bugs eyes. Maddie was all over this and declared she was going straight back ...
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