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... have probably have given me an aneurysm worrying every corner we turned. That's my life in that bag! Anyway by doing it this way we saved $120 off the price of the shuttle. Really not a bad days work, even though it wasn't easy to organise. As we were chugging down the snaking river, there were 2 "local" guides competing for everyone's attention. It really was quite awkward, and we tried not to get involved, answering with as few words as possible. One pointed out ...
... 39;lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Also included are some photos from the Restaurant Bar by the Boat Landing when we first arrived.. I was just impressed with all the animal carvings from the wood benches, and the TV stand was made from tree branches. And yes we have to pay $1 to use the toilet.. and we have no choice because it will take an hour or so by boat before we reach our Resort Lodge.
School was over for the girls and most of our friends had left Monteverde, so it was time for us to explore another part of Costa Rica. Tortuguero had a number of draws for us. It is one of the most remote areas in the country as it is only accessible by airplane or boat, it has a huge national park where you are surrounded by rainforest, and it is an important nesting site for the amazing green sea turtle. Taking advantage of a super cheap one way ticket on a regional airline ...
... but I had learned my lesson and paced myself afterwards. We did catch up with a Quetzal later and watched him guarding the nest and changing shifts with the female. He is a stunning bird and posed on a branch so we could take photographs, knowing he is a star!
Although the location was challenging for us, Trogan Lodge is a beautiful place, situated on the Savegre River which runs right through the Lodge, not only providing the hypnotic sound of ...