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Thanks to our awesome guide, we had an incredible morning of trekking through the rain forest. We started our day with sightings of a wild pig and an ant eater up in a tree. Then, we saw lizards, monkeys, a poisonous snake, a poison dart frog, and lots of birds. Check out the pics and ...
... some of which are so tiny that they hand you a magnifying glass when you walk in for the tour! They also have the National Flower of Costa Rica, the Guaria Morada orchid.
The tarantula orchid is not only startingly beautiful but comes with an interesting story. Apparently they are so much like their namesake spiders that they are occasionally attacked by ...
... at a lovely park tucked into
the curves of the river. And as far as I can tell it was just as blue here as
it was in the park!
relaxed on the pebbly bank enjoying the cool morning, too cool to want to swim
in the chilly river, but still wonderful to enjoy nature. The river twisted and
turned on itself making a sharp corner where the water was quite deep. I stood
on the high bank contemplating if it ...
... no sign posts, we got lost. We spent at least an additional 2 hours to get onto the right road and head in the right direction. What made it even worse was the rain and darkness coupled with the thick fog! Katie wanted to stop for the night but I insisted we continue. After asking people for directions (in Spanish!) many times we eventually managed to find the house. By that time we had spent about 8 hours in the car. Not a great start, but we were glad to arrive.
... A slice of cold, bland cheese between to two equally cold corn tortillas. No salsa. No nothing. It was awful. lol
But La Fortuna is great. We happened upon a hostel called Gringo Pete's, which is pretty laidback. For $7, they'll shuttle you to the local hotsprings and bring a bottle of guaro for cocktails, which we did last night. The hot springs are like a creek that runs through the rainforest, but with warm water. We walked ...