Bahia Paraiso Rain Forest Lodge
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... the bottom of a table, so went back to the hostel and dropped off my bus ticket, passport and put some anti-septic on my big toe and a plaster too. I had a siesta and a beer with the American guy, then played some pool.
I got up real early so I could make the most of the day, showered, spotted a black toucan, and had my free pancakes.I caught the bus to the national park and paid my $10 entrance fee. I saw ...
We kick off just after 6am with a goal to get to "Jungla del Jaguar". The trail is easy to follow as it runs parallel to the beach most of the way, meandering through forest patches, then back out onto the beach, then weaving it's way back under the trees. There are opportunities to spot more wildlife on this trail- we see howler monkeys, white faced capuchins, scarlet macaws, toucans, ...
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 ...
... 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, ...
... Since the coral was not spectacular I chose not to do dive but went for a short hike in the forest to River Claro where we went for a swim in the clear, cool freshwater. We were back to Drake by 3pm and spent the afternoon walking around Drake and visiting with Sylvia's friends who were working with the indigenous people here. ...
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