La Paloma Lodge
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... to the soil to be re-used.
We returned another day to the Park and spent 5 hours on the trails, spotting a few two- toed Sloths, smaller and lighter in colour than the three-toed, as well as Raccoons and numerous birds. To Jim's delight he managed to get a shot of the Sloth's face. He was so happy! Their faces are more interesting than cute, but the same could be said of many of us.
Manuel Antonio is the smallest of the National Parks ...
... of course, it wasn't like we were just walking along the trail and seeing animals on either side the whole time. But there was something rewarding and fascinating about seeing them in their natural habitat. Mom and I loved it. We thought it was well worth the $80, considering the long boat ride and great guided tour.
One thing I'd do though is wear socks! I got bug bites all over my ankle despite all the Deet.
It's 8:30 in the morning and already 90 degrees and humid. I'm hiking alone in the rainforest in the Matapalo hills behind our lodge. The trail is well worn, but I am nevertheless regretting my decision to wear flip-flops. Every 20 feet or so, a lizard scuttles through the dry leaf litter, and I pause, wondering if it is a snake. At one such pause, a Blue Morpho butterfly floats through the air around me. I've given up trying to photograph these indigo giants. They never ...
... guide and two helpers. Up wooden deck steps to Hotel and choose a cabin overlooking Pi=rates Cove near Drakes Bay (so called because Drake discovered it). Simple but nicely done with great views and hot water. At $94 a night this is serious overspend but all in the quest to see Sirenna in Corcovado Reserve, one of the most bio diverse places in the world. Managed to find another couple who we persuaded to go to ...
... pretty small, no life-jackets and the Golfo was a little choppy. Other than the pounding of the waves and some carnival style bumps our 45 minute crossing was uneventful. We were met at the dock (really some stairs) by our guide, Randall. Randall is a Tico who is the soccer goalie for the local team. Enough to say that this gentleman was very colorful as he related stories of his childhood, his soccer team and his employment struggles. We exited the dock in his Land ...