Samay Lagoon Lodge
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... 100-120 eggs. The turtle was huge (we were told she was actually small) and she had dug a hole where she deposited her eggs one by one.
It was quite the magical moment. To be so lucky to witness this endangered species doing all she can to make sure her babies have a safe place to hatch. Unfortunately only 1 percent of these would actually grow into an adult turtle, with many both land based and sea based predators praying on the baby turtles once they make ...
... a fun adventure we'd all remember. The new bus showed up and we transferred all the bags and got back on the road. They also sent another boat to meet us at Cano Blanco, since our first boat was long gone by then.
Our originally scheduled breakfast stop became a quick bathroom break and a chance to visit another butterfly garden. I loved the shrimp flowers and passion ...
So we were pumped, another day on the road and a new border to cross. We knew it was going to be a bit different crossing into Costa Rica as we had heard they are a lot stricter with their visa, sometimes even making you show proof of onward travel and bank balances. We got to the border and filled out our forms and the woman behind the counter blurted out a heap of spanish at me. I couldn't tell what she was asking or saying but on the second or third go realised she was asking ...
... and included a video about the turtles. Suitably refreshed we explored the botanic garden trail the hotel had laid out in the grounds. Various groups of plants had been planted together - orchids, Heliconiums, ferns etc but it was virtually impossible to tell which had been planted and which was natural. Most of the group retired to lodge, swimming pool or bar after the walk but we thought we would say goodbye to the Caribbean (also ...
... was loaded on top of the bus and covered with tarpaulin thankfully having experienced tropical downpours. Then we assaulted the San Jose traffic -ha! Virtually solid to downtown even at that hour. Johnny is a very knowledgable guide and showed we had had no need to have taken a tour yesterday, also, that there is little of merit in the capital city which is home to 75% of the country's 4 million inhabitants. Once out on the Caribbean road ...
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