Playa Chiquita Lodge
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... up. All the animals here have either been rescued from being kept as pets, injured or orphaned, wherever possible they will be released back into the wild. They have a turtle specialist volunteering at the centre which has enabled them over the past few weeks to rescue turtles. Unfortunately, the people here have a taste for turtle meat and there is a black market, the turtles flippers are punctured to prevent them from diving, they are caught and then turned upside down keeping ...
An early rise to head out of town, off the island and outta the country. There are boat/minibus shuttle services but we decided to do it off our own backs. It means saving a little money and increases the sense of adventure. We got a boat off the island at half nine and then grabbed a taxi to the border. This saved us two buses, and between three wasn't a ballbusting expense. I kept falling asleep but the driver was pretty chatty and ...
... now 4 hours later. Wondering how long the washing we left them will take. We get a couple of bikes from a Greek bloke down the road, have a chat about Greece and start our ride into town. After about 200m of riding, the cost of the hire feels like it's laid itself off just saving us from the walk in the heat. Good investment. But I can't help but think of the issues we had in Asia renting bikes and I'm continually checking the tires to make sure ...
... national park. Rather annoyingly it began to rain. And did not stop all day. We had a guide to walk us through the beach-side park. Before we had left the base we had already seen 4 iguanas, 2 other lizards, howler monkeys and a yellow eyelash pit viper! It continued, so many animals. Vine snakes, so many massive grasshoppers, leaf cutter ants, crabs, another sloth, toucans.... Rather funny that a few days ago I was saying that I didn't think I had ever seen ...
... in Cahuita.
Puerto Viejo is an old pirate port, and everything you would imagine a costal Caribbean town to be. Think hot sun, rum, coconuts, rum in coconuts, surfers, dread-locked Rastafarians, seafood, tropical fruity plants, Bob Marley blaring from every car, shop, restaurant, and house, and people selling weed on every corner. In fact, we were followed by the complete collection of Bob Marley and a gentle cloud of weed haze the whole time we were ...