Tilajari Hotel Resort
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... live on them," he warns. Well that's just awesome. I'll just belly flop into the mud if I fall. "Soooo, what happens if we get bit? Do you have the anit-venom?" I ask, already knowing the answer. If someone gets bit, there is no way you can get down in the time limit required to not die. He doesn't even bother answering me. Well that's just great. We head into the green wall of flora and it feels like stepping into another world. Moisture from ...
... The second part was optional. It was a "volunteerism opportunity." I'd known about this beforehand, and was actually worried that we'd be cleaning cages or something else gross. But it turned out to be much fun, because we got to help feed the animals!
But first, we got a refreshment break. They had some wonderful juice, although I can't remember what kind. And fresh-cut pineapple and watermelon of course! It was delicious. Even the watermelon. I really had developed a ...
... 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 ...
... climbed its "stumpy" neighbour (the "Chato" in Cerro Chato means short or stumpy). This was yet another steep and muddy hill climb for a couple of hours through dorm dense Costa Rican jungle, before emerging on the side of the extinct volcano crater, with active Arenal towering in the background, hidden among the clouds. We considered a dip in the waters, but declined, as we were ill prepared for the degree of mud ...
... is nothing there" - Exactly!
One thing we really enjoyed in Samara was having a long lunch at the bar on the beach by the surfing school, where we watched people receive training in how to surf and then go out into the waves to put it into practice. Jim and I know just what to do now (mind you, our knees would not let us), but it was fun watching and assessing who was going to get the hang of it quickly and who wouldn't. We were really impressed with ...