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... country side, volcanoes, high mountains, narrow winding roads, bumpy roads, plantations, fruit stands, Palm trees, bamboo trees, cattle and dairy farms, occasional waterfalls and streams.
Having lunch at a ranch on Easter Sunday and listening to Carlos telling us how caring for and rehabilitating horses changed him from a life of drug and alcohol to a peaceful and rewarding married life. Inspiring.
Meeting VeraCruz at her farm, La Palma, and hearing ...
... course- and drove then on to a banana plantage where we did a short stop. At the entrance of Tortuguero you arrive at the rio suerte -lucky river because it is the only connection from the mainland to Tortuguero - yeah they have some creative names - from where you are brought to your hotel by boat. My hotel the everygreen lodge is a big jungle complex with monkeys, tucan birds, blue landcrabs, iguanas and unfortunately big spiders everywhere. Tortuguero village is a 5 minute ...
... in very deep mud, my new doting husband was quick to my rescue, or so I had hoped. No. He stood laughing at me while someone else came to my aid. Not long into our walk we spotted a few white faced capuchin monkeys, the odd lizard or two and the culprit of our sleepless night, the howler monkey. Having not had enough nature for one day we took another boat ride around the canals to see if we could find anything else. ...
... and we were having fun. If we don't see animals we just got busy doing selfie photos with each other.
This National Park was supposed to be abundant with wildlife but we were not as lucky ...
... br> The rest of the day we enjoyed exploring the village, which has a number of tourist shops loaded with things all things turtle, and the beach, (again nobody is in the water- rough surf, riptides and sharks keep people out)! We also took out a large canoe from the hotel to explore the canal a bit. The girls and I were a bit freaked out about being in a canoe with crocs around, but luckily we just saw birds and monkeys!
We headed down to check out the Turtle ...