Savegre Hotel, Natural Reserve & Spa
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We came here on a bit of a whim--we're not serious birdwatchers, which is the target audience, and we have two kids under 4--but wound up loving it. We stayed in their more budget-mnded accommodations, which are perfectly fine and very clean, but there are some more upscale-looking cabanas available as well. The staff here is extremely friendly and helpful, even by Costa Rican standards, and really made our family feel welcome. The restaurant is perhaps a little expensive for lunch (about typical for dinner), but the food is good and the buffet approach works well for a quick bite before heading back out. The grounds are lovely and attract many birds from the surrounding Parque Nacional De Los Quetzales. The lodge has its own private reserve with hiking trails through the forest. You can see an amazing variety of birds without ever leaving the property. If you have any interest in birds at all, this is a great, relaxing place to visit.
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I must start by updating some previously misleading facts. I had been advised The Resplendent Quetzal is the national bird of both Guatemala and Costa Rica. For Guatemala this is true and is in fact their national currency: 'the Quetzal". A Costa Rican guide told me it was also the national bird of Costa Rica. It would make sense as this beautiful …
... on the beach. It felt like we were actually flying. Again, words just aren't enough! The only scary part was landing. We had to land in the water and it was super choppy. And it was really difficult to unhook the harness while the parachute is pulling you under the water. But everything turned out fine in the ...
... the louder the drums roared. The parade ended at 6:30, two hours after it had begun.
While walking back to the condo, in the dimly lit alley, I saw something moving on the ground. It was a gray parrot. It was unusual to see one of these expensive birds walking alone in the alley, and it was muttering something in Spanish. It was not fazed by my camera flash, but that flash alerted its owners and they came out of their little house along the alley. ...
... park is known for its abundance of jungle wildlife, and we got to see many cool animals that we would never have noticed if we just wandered through the park without a guide. My personal favorites were of course the sloths (I'm really into sloths). I was really, really hoping to get to see a sloth while in Costa Rica, but I know that you don't always get to on these guided hikes. Our guide found TWO three-toed sloths for me, though. You could see both of them ...
... on me, and someone right outside playing the guitar hahaha I am loving life right now. Feeling so thankful for being on this trip and I am very excited for the start of my full week tomorrow. Please pray for conversations that I will have tomorrow and each morning this week with students on UCR's campus. Today the pastor reminded us of how important it is to have an attitude that reflects Christ (Philippians 2:5-11), especially when you are coming to a place as ...