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... it has been!
And the birds, 96 species, most of them new for me, "lifers" in birders' talk! Hummingbirds, Orioles, Tanagers, Herons, Toucans (5 of the 6 possible in Costa Rica), Macaws, Parrots, Egrets, Kingfishers, Aracaris, may more and the most beautiful, male and female Resplendent Quetzals posing for us.
Watching the groups of monkeys travelling from tree to tree, we saw the 4 species of Costa Rica: Howlers (very vocal), Spiders (elegant), ...
Tortuguero is all about the sea-turtles (Tortuga is Spanish for turtle) and it's here that a huge number of leatherback turtles come back to lay their eggs in the sand along the shore. Just inland is a huge tropical nature reserve, resplendent with a huge variety of flora and fauna (do you ever get one without the other?). It's a proper swampy rainforest, complete with caiman and crocodile. Water taxis are the ...
... was his first time in the Caribbean and he wanted to walk up and down the beach. First, the sand is black. This did not quite suit some of us who grew up near the beach ("white sand is way better")... Second, there were some annoying sand flies (they viciously attacked us!). Third, there was no nice stretch to walk on apart from the area where the waves crashed. Annoyingly, the waves were pretty strong and swimming is dangerous, but we were walking anyhow. But who knew that the sea ...
... Our first stop was Tortugero, which is the Venice of the Caribbean; A little town we had to get to via a one hour boat ride through the channels and rivers of the rain forests and has no cars only boats. We spent three nights there in La Baola lodge where we fell asleep and woke up every day to the sounds of the jungle. While we were there we went kayaking twice, and spent lots of time walking ...
... tour operators are on this street.
After getting off of the plane, we walked to the boating dock where a water taxi was already waiting. For $10 per person, that water taxi dropped us at the dock of Casa Marbella.It was 10-15 minutes ride.
We checked in at the lodge and had breakfast. Since we reached early morning our rooms were not ready. After having breakfast we took a stroll in the village. Tortuguero main village is ...
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