Bahia Paraiso Rain Forest Lodge
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... trail and were getting short on time to make boat. Feet got soaked and couple of times had to take trainers off as water deep. Tide was coming in so more water to ease through! Finally found right trail but were on a marching mission to try make boat and already nearly 1. At one point we had to blow whistle to call canoe over to take us to other side - $2. Spotted some monkeys and then couple who Ivo and mel stopped ...
... and loads of unidentifiable birds.
The trail is fairly easy, except for the last hour or so which requires some clamboring down hill slopes, across a creek and up a steepish incline. But it was because of the rain that made the trail muddy, slippery and more challenging. Beware of the tide for Rio Claro as you may not be able to walk/wade across at high tide. There is an option to take the ...
... to the soil to be re-used.
We returned another day to the Park and spent 5 hours on the trails, spotting a few two- toed Sloths, smaller and lighter in colour than the three-toed, as well as Raccoons and numerous birds. To Jim's delight he managed to get a shot of the Sloth's face. He was so happy! Their faces are more interesting than cute, but the same could be said of many of us.
Manuel Antonio is the smallest of the National Parks ...
After a fair bit of transit getting over the border from Panama and an early morning boat ride across the Golfo Dulce to Puerto Jimenez we were finally into Costa Rica proper. You could tell because in just one tree at the edge of the football field there was one black iguana and one scarlet macaw, only a few branches apart... and we weren't even in the jungle yet! Actually at 8.30 in the morning it was already scaldingly hot, so we were quite looking forward to getting ...
... into the secondary forest and saw white faced capucchin monkeys! They were so fluffy and cute! From there we went on a 8 km hike passing through the Sirena station and looping around to the beach again. With lunch the whole tour took about 5 hours.
The hike was not strenuous at all since we spent a lot of time wildlife watching, listening to Breyner's descriptions or waiting around for him. It was incredible ...
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