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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... just smiled and finished breakfast and ran up to grab our bags. As usual, the shuttle is running late but when it arrives, it's a schmick new leather interior small shuttle van and we get prime seating as its a 6 seater and only 4 people there. We were definitely getting comfy for our 6 hour ride across to the caribbean side of Costa Rica. Leesh crashes out for an hour or so but I'm struggling to nod off and eventually give up and enjoy the ride. ...
... 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.
One thing to note ...
... 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 ...
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