Hotel Monte Campana
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... where we could get better coffee and, no doubt, a welcome 'backhander'. After breakfast we had a five minute video of the coffee production process (picking, sorting, washing, scrubbing, peeling, drying, roasting and storing). Alberto then took us on a tour of the process. All the machines were switched off, there was no one working on the process and we were done in three minutes flat! Not the most impressive of tours, but the best was yet to come. One lady in ...
... throughout the forest. What a life changing experience it was. After you are hooked up to the wires, the canopy guides push you off, saying "¡Pura Vida!", a common saying in Costa Rica, meaning pure life. What you see is simply magical, as trees fly pass you in a second, where one would be afraid to blink and miss something amazing in the tree tops. The best part about it was that the last cable was very long, so you could see even ...
... the birds.
To get to the primary forest we had to walk through their primary research station. La Selva is one of the main places that scientists perform research on the rain forest. There are many schools that visit there, and over 200 scientific papers a year are written from research done there.
While walking through the research area, Miles and Rayner heard the call of the Great Green Macaw. This is another of birders "must-see" birds ...
... while. Then the marsh mellows came out and I had to teach them the "Canadian" trick of toasting the outside and gently pulling that part off to eat and toast it again. So we all jabbered away and ate marshmallows and drink our choice of beverage until, you guessed it, it started to rain again and we decided it was bed time. I asked if they wanted help outing the fire out and they laughed. Turns out that "out" isn't a problem here, they just let it die a natural death in the ...
... small pieces of chocolate. Delicious, if slightly gritty without the help of modern machinery!
Another day Kevin arranged for us to float down the River Puerto Viejo into the Sarapiqui. It was wonderfully peaceful, no engine, just being carried by the water, and oars for steering when necessary. We saw a pair of Great Green Macaws fly over again, lots of other birds, caimans, turtles and then an otter! When we returned to AndreaCristina Alex told us he was going ...