Samay Lagoon Lodge
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... canal tour and trail hike are both inside the park. The entry fees to the park is $15 per person and is only valid for a single day. It's a good idea to do both in one day.
We had dinner at Buddha Cafe which was a short walk away from our lodge. It had a nice deck on the back side which was facing the river and was also the dining area. We had dinner watching the river, water taxis still running and watched the village life coming to a halt.
... as the outer edges. We saw a Caiman and 2 turtles, an Iguana a lot of butterfiles and birds. It was a nice trip but we were hoping for more monkeys and our guide wasn't very good, often relying on the other guides to spot something before he did. Thank goodness for the other guides otherwise we wouldn't have seen anything! We were quite glad for it to be over, as it was a canoe tour our bums were sore from being in the same position for 2.5 hours and we were hungry ...
... was amazing so I spent the rest of my time on the beach! I then got an early morning shuttle to Tortuguero, which involved a bus and then an hour boat ride through the river to the island just horizontal to the mainland. Tortuguero is one of the main places in Costa Rica that the sea turtles come to lay their eggs, and as my luck would have it, August is the peak season! I managed to secure a $7 room (amazingly cheap for Costa Rica) and in the evening booked myself onto ...
... would scare any turtles coming onto the beach, and she would be in communication with the other guides by phone if anyone spotted any activity. She had a special red flashlight to see with and we would walk in pairs behind her. It was raining slightly as we set out on the beach. It was warm and humid so we were all sweating in our raincoats. It was almost surreal being out there in the beach, in the total darkness, the waves of the sea crashing on one side and the humming of ...
Woke up to searing heat - wow it is hot hot hot and only 8am! Cold shower and one coffee later, let's get cracking! Met our tour guide Riki, rasta man, have to admit I was dubious at first, he looked like he was high lol. But I could not have been more wrong, he was fantastic and so knowledgeable! Would not have been able to spot anything if he hadn't been with us. We first started on the beach talking about the Manzanillo tree which ...
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