Bahia Paraiso Rain Forest Lodge
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... It's stayed that way all day. Pods of dolphins have swum alongside us for most of the day, but too far away to get decent photographs. The serious photographers have been having a field day! There were a lot of birds towards the Pacific end of the Panama Canal and these Brown Boobies have been following us throughout today. Ships' movement through the water disturb flying fish, which leap out of the sea straight into the beaks of diving Brown Boobies. Clearly, the ...
I got my stuff together, got the $8 cab to the bus station and then got my bus ticket, which also cost $8. I arrived 1 hr earlier and we started boarding the bus at 12.45 after the bags had been loaded on. I asked the driver to drop me off at my new hostel, following the advice of the receptionist in San Jose. The journey was only 4 hrs with a brief toilet/ snack stop.
Once in Manuel Antonio I found out that the Park will ...
... Reef Shark. But not more than one. The second site, "Devils Rock", was visually much more interesting, and we see heaps of schooling fish like jacks, snapper, King Angelfish, Butterfly fish and damselfish. Schools were so large, it was like it was gently raining King Angelfish! Very beautiful! I enjoyed this site a lot more than the first one.
For our surface interval between dives, we take a break on the actual ...
... and chicken, salad and patacones – very tasty!
Towards the end of our stay we started to worry a little about crossing into Panama, partly because Jim has to carry both bags at present (as I have had a shoulder problem which seems to be improving slowly but that I don't want to aggravate again), but more seriously because we had heard stories of how difficult the crossing is and how obstructive the officials can be on the Panamanian side. A number of scams ...
... up in a Corcovado Canopy Tour truck. Even the ride itself was fun and thrilling, fording through Agijuita River!
We came across a ranch and a well-maintained cabin, the office of the tour company. From there we got fitted into rock climbing gears, a helmet, and a special glove. We were the only guests for the afternoon, so it was like a private tour! Our main guide was Pedro, an elderly Costa Rican guy who spoke very calmly, ...
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