Samay Lagoon Lodge
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... made a trip or two to the bar at the pool, and Emma was making good friends with Carlitos the bartender. After lunch, we got a water taxi to take us from the resort back to the town of Tortuguero, where we explored the turtle conservatory (and adopted a sea turtle there, which Eve named "Rita"), watched a quick movie (in English!) about how much the locals' attitudes about turtles has changed in the last 40 years (from “hey, let’s make a quick buck selling ...
I got up very early the next day for my 6am pick up to go to the rainforest jungle national park of Tortuguero. After 3.5 hrs by bus and 1.5 hrs by boat we arrived at a jungle paradise!! The turtle shaped pool, the little cabins surrounded by beautiful gardens.
After lunch and a quick cooling dip in the pool, we went by boat to the island village of tortuguero which is about 400m wide with the river on one side and the ocean on the other. It has a huge ...
... to Tortuguero. The only alternative was to arrange a shuttle to take us to Guapiles or Cariari thus avoiding having to go into the chaos of San Josť and catch the bus onwards.
The staff at the hostel found us a taxi driver who would take us to Guapiles over the Central Cordilliera.He arrived punctually at 07h30 next morning with instructions to get us to Guapiles in time to catch the 11 am bus to Cariari.
He turned out to be ...
... know how we would get home. Sigh.
My parents begged me to go on the morning boat tour and let them stay behind with the girls. Seeing how we had traveled all this way, it seemed like a shame to not at least see some of the beauty that Tortuguero had to offer. As I scrambled to the dock at 5:45, the rain came pouring down, thus dashing any hope of good wildlife viewing. Birds and animals are like people . . . when its raining, its best ...
So after stabbing myself with a sloth urine needle the other day I have also managed to successfully stab myself with a needle with sloth blood on. Ladies and gentlemen I am officially part sloth. This occurred whilst I ywas helping give a diabetes test to a sloth, yes apparently one of our sloths, Pricilla, might have diabetes. Poor thing. After adding more sloth fluids to my body Dusty and I finally had our cinnamon coffee as I had bought horchata ...
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