Esencia Hotel & Villas
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... lances, although Craig kept a steady watch on the ground as we walked along. Phyllis kept looking up into the trees, both for birds and for the fearsome tree snakes we learned about on the snake tour last night. (We also learned about a kind of leaping snake, but fortunately Geordi assured Phyllis that tree snakes do not jump. The very idea of that combination gives her the shakes.)
By 12:30 we were back on the bad road and ...
... than Lake Michigan and yet contains 5% of the worlds biodiversity and has the largest percentage of protected areas in the world and has pretty much diminished deforestation. A fantastic example to the rest of the World and we had no hesitation to seek out our own experience of Costa Rican nature by making our way further south to Corcovado National Park, the largest in the country, located on the Osa Peninsula. Our next destination heading South on the Pacific coast was ...
... of Howler Monkeys.
We then drove up some mountain roads just outside the preserve and were able to catch glimpses of Flame-throated Warbler, Spangle-cheeked Tanager, Black-cheeked Warbler, and a Collared Trogon. Unfortunately, we also crossed paths with a trail of Army Ants, and boy those things are vicious!! Their bite is painful, and one even drew blood!
Lunch was served in front of the hummingbird ...
Long drive on windy roads to get to Monteverde but it is worth it. We are in the area of the cloud forests, which are high elevation rain forests. We were a bit nervous when we woke up to rain, but the zip line course does not get cancelled unless there is lightning. Fortunately, the sun came out and we had perfect weather. This ...
... you around pretty hard in some spots. After about half an hour on the creek beds we finally hit some smoother roads where we could go much faster. The ride ended back at the main reception and we were transported back to our hotel. The quading wasn't what we were expecting but we still had fun. For supper our tour leader organized a pot luck with a bit of the border crossing money we had left over. Since we got back later from quading I headed into town with ...