Samay Lagoon Lodge
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... How long the trip takes depends on the water level and how many animals you see and the Captain stops for you to see. First thing we saw was a crocodile. The guide said it was a big one but I think I'm used to movies like crocodile Dundee and was not super impressed but it was still cool.
We got settled in our rooms, looked at the lovely pool, ate lunch and hopped on the boat to go have a tour of the town. This involved walking through town and let me tell you my feet ...
... and is a cute little caribbean place, birght colored houses, palmtrees and the sea. Since Tortuguero is an island everything has to be brought there by boat which makes it all very expensive. The village has nevertheless 1200 inhabitants, 2 schools and a hospital.
In the night you go to see the turtels come to the beach to lay their eggs and burry them. It is forbidden to take pictures of the them, well only the big ones not the babys- dont ask me why. And then again as ...
... or street addresses, we just walked in a general direction with some other travellers from the boat, and easily enough came across our accommodation. It's not a big place. As we were walking I realised how quiet it was without cars, just the singing of the birds, other wildlife noises and the odd far off Spanish style music playing.
We napped for a while on arrival day, the journey had taken it out of us, and bought in some tea. We watched a film, as we do ...
... in very deep mud, my new doting husband was quick to my rescue, or so I had hoped. No. He stood laughing at me while someone else came to my aid. Not long into our walk we spotted a few white faced capuchin monkeys, the odd lizard or two and the culprit of our sleepless night, the howler monkey. Having not had enough nature for one day we took another boat ride around the canals to see if we could find anything else. ...
... set up than we were expecting. It was actually an animal rescue centre for dozens and dozens of types of local animals not just Jaguars. The centre was made up of mostly young woman about my age who were all volunteers working there to save the sick, wounded or orphaned animals. We entered the centre in small groups where we were taken around by one of the volunteers who taught us so much about how the locals treat and perceive certain animals but also which ...
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