Bahia Paraiso Rain Forest Lodge
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Then in the mid 80s the bananas developed a fungus problem, the prices fell and there was labour unrest. So the United Fruit Company left. It was a disaster for the town but the government decided to help by establishing a duty free shopping area of 50 shops to stimulate business. They were also aware that many Costa Ricans (or Ticos as they prefer to be known) crossed into Panama for duty free purchases so this provided a way of cutting back on that trade. It did ...
... on. One last night in the peace and quiet/deafening racket of the jungle and then, slightly sadly, it was time to move on.
On the plus side, on the bus on the way to San Isidro we did see three mantled howler monkeys, a red and black tree snake, some kind of white, red and black eagle thing, and a hawk just at the side of the road! Almost as much as we’d seen in the jungle! Either way, Costa Rica hadn’t disappointed. A bit of transit next and then to ...
... assistant Carlos expertly helped us through the tour.
The tour spanned 13 platforms passing secondary and primary forests. There was also a little hike on a well-marked trail in the primary forest. The whole place was very beautiful and well-designed.
The ziplining itself was SO fun. It was kind of scary at first, but it quickly faded away as I was flying over the canopy. I never felt unsafe or unsteady, ...
... to avoid a charge as they have four big tusk-like teeth and can be nasty if they have young to look after. We were crouched down watching them a big male turned and caught our scent and i saw Roger look behind to see if there was any high ground or trees to climb, and there wasnt, so we had to make a retreat, a short distance but thankfully they didnt charge. After that we went to the mouth of the Rio (river) Sirena where it meets the sea and thankfully ...
... scope but it was not really worth it to continue. We saw Trogons including this collared trogan and the Baird's trogon, unique to this area , white faced, howler, squirrel and spider monkeys, three toed sloth, a peccarie family , kingfishers, wrens,wood thrush, parakeets,swifts, thrushes, warblers, macaws, hummingbirds, black mangrove hawk, caracara, crested guan ,many colorful tanagers, antbirds, ...
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