Encanta La Vida

Address: Playa Pan Dulce, Osa, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Hotel
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      A fine boat ride... and then another!

      A travel blog entry by christim on Dec 31, 2014

      8 photos

      ... His body mostly standing still while his beak opened to make the call. Then suddenly, Frank joined in, "Dooo, dooo, dooo, dooo..." If I had known how funny this would be, I certainly would have brought my camera to record it. But, alas, I did not. So this went on for a few minutes, the potoo looking around with his huge, yellow, searching eyes, calling out while Frank called back. We returned to the lodge for a drink to ...

      More spectacular birds, a sloth, and a potoo!

      A travel blog entry by christim on Dec 30, 2014

      2 comments, 8 photos

      ... flies away if you come within 30 feet. We continued to boost our numbers of new birds with a small flock that included a Barred Antshrike, Green-breasted Mango, and the Blue Dacnis.

      The day ended with a nighttime trip up the road to see a Great Potoo at its roost. A potoo is somewhat similar to an owl - nocturnal with large eyes for seeing prey in the dark. The coolest thing about a potoo is that if you are lucky enough to see one in the daytime, ...

      Birding and beyond

      A travel blog entry by vandna on Nov 02, 2014

      ... up to long ago.) Many of the orchids were miniatures whose exquisite detail would be missed unless we peered at them with the large, Sherlock-Holmes style magnifying glasses that we were outfitted with by the museum. My favorite was the lady's-slipper orchid whose petals were too steep and slippery for insects to climb back up once they poked inside, so that as they accessed the only escape route, they had to move through the ...

      Adventure in the clouds

      A travel blog entry by sallyjpatten on Oct 05, 2014

      1 comment

      ... is marvelously beautiful and the people are kind and inviting. It is a extraordinary country and I feel so lucky to have experienced as both a volunteer and a tourist seeing the beauty that others see (Turriabla, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio) and others not on offer to everyone (school at Parquita, Costa Rican National holiday and lantern parade, body boarding competitions). An amazing journey that I am sad is over, but so grateful that I have experienced and will never ...

      I love my Job!

      A travel blog entry by rnespeca on May 25, 2014

      5 photos

      ... and plenty of bats. The hikes were hardcore, and we essentially hike 8 hours a day. The humidity in the Rain Forest is nothing like any place on earth. Houston seems like Las Vegas compared to the Rain Forest. The students were able to deal with the no electricity and no cell phone pretty well. They fell in love with the place. The worst part is having to leave. Its a ************ all but especially for ...