Cabanas Las Ardillas
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... center we headed for the van and drove to our hotel, La Quinta Sarapiqui. It is not related to any chain outside of Costa Rica. It is a larger facility than the Magellan which had only 6 rooms. There are busloads of people here. It is arranged like a little village with cabins connected by covered walkways which is good as it has been raining since we got here.
We arrived about 5:00 and got settled in rooms next to ...
... looking for birds and animals. Thanks goodness no requirement to wear life jackets and we enjoy the natural air conditioning! The guide has a microphone and between the boat driver and guide we find neat things. My photographer John is up front for the best shots and I take three with my cell phone so I can send them. We see a cherry tanager on a log so I got that...view of the river and of course an iguana or two!
Highlights were the ...
... for the attack!
A little further down the river, we had the opportunity to swim which I was the only person to take up. It wasn´t really a proper swim because the water was too shallow but it was refreshing and a great experience to dip in the river in the jungle and the guide had PROMISED there would be no camen here!
Next, we headed to an archeological site of a steamship, whose wrecks had formed an island in the middle of the river. ...
... evening. It's a great way to get to know people because normally during the day everyone is busy so you don't get to chat so much. Today I spent the morning with Claudio looking at the harvest. We tried a few pineapples to see whether they were ready for harvest but the colour wasn't quite right and they were still too acidic. We also watched the harvesting which was a really easy system because there is a machine with a ...
Coffee tour today!
From Alajuela, we had two main choices for a coffee tour: Doka estate and Cafe Britt. The former is an actual coffee plantation, whereas the latter is the largest coffee producer that buys coffee beans from like 2000 plantations. We decided to go with Cafe Britt for the fact we could easily take public transportation there. Plus, there coffee and chocolates are ubiquitous in Costa Rican ...