Jungle Tarpon Lodge
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... a jungle safari on water. This was great fun and a fantastic way to see the jungle without actually putting any effort in, seeing loads of birds, monkeys, fish, caiman (small crocodiles) and lizards. No sloth, but we did see a troupe of monkeys crossing the river, climbing high up into a tree on one side before flinging themselves onto a branch metres down and away on the other side of the river. Think ...
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* This tree has it's roots above ground (see picture), and as it regenerates lost ones it will prefer to track the sunlight.
... with several exits along the trail to the beach. At the end (marker #60) it merges the beach. We didn't go all the way since it was getting dark and took one of the exists to come out at the beach which was still had some day light left. On return, we walked along the beach to come out of the park in to the village. Sun has set, it was getting dark and time to find a place for dinner. We were starving by this time.
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... and it was huge! I was lucky to get a good picture as we past. When we pulled up to drop off some locals, as it was a public boat ($4) as oppose to the $35 tourist one, we saw 2 "Jesus Christ Lizards" also known as Emerald Basilisks, so called as they can run on water (so the locals say). We got to our port and slowly disembarked, a picture of the "port" will show you why it was slow! There are no cars or roads here, just bicycles and the odd ATV. As there are no directions ...
... time of the morning we enjoyed a lovely breakfast sitting around a huge library of books. I sat and read all about panama, our next destination the following day. After breakie we hired bikes and headed off in search of the Jaguar Rescue Centre that Stuie had discovered online. It was a 15 minute ride out of town through the thickest greenest jungle. It was a beautiful ride and especially unique as the jungle literally meets the sandy shores. We arrived to a much ...
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