Samay Lagoon Lodge
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Back to the hotel for some sun and pool time then a walk (again at a turtle pace) through the national park checking out more animals. Bugs, birds and spiders mostly. One sloth, but needed binoculars for him. Frankly I'm just not that into birds, bugs and spiders as everyone else seems to be, or they are faking it like I am. Would much rather have spent the time chilling at the pool, but I felt the need to conform lol. I did enjoy the walking on the ...
... to figure out where to go. Our bus driver from Guápiles directed us to the ticket counter, at the ticket counter they told us to get the ticket on the bus, and despite confirming with the waiting crowd, once the bus finally came they wouldn't let us on, instead telling us this was not the bus we wanted and we should wait until 3pm (it wasn't even noon yet).
In the end we saw no other option but to take a taxi to the boat dock. Split between two people ...
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Sometimes the animals were so hard to see.. from the flora and fauna.. all green and they would be camouflaged.. like green frog or iguanas -- amazing how the boat driver would spot them.. and he would just point it to us so we don't scare the animals.
... is a problem we still haven't figured out how to use colones. We held the bus up and just gave the bus driver $2 (American money) oops again. So, we were finally off, we rode the bus for a good 15mins until I spotted a McDonalds and told Greg we should get off here to use their wifi and eat. It was 6:30am when we got off the bus to goto McDonald's but they didn't open until 7:00 :| We decided to walk down the street to see what there was. We didn't get ...
... and go see hummingbirds and walk around the national park I almost didn't get up. Luckily she convinced me because it was absolutely amazing up there. The bus wound further up the mountains and dropped us right in the national park. First we went to the free hummingbird area which was just sugar syrup feeders hanging in the trees and dozens of hummingbirds getting drunk of them! you could stand right under one of the feeders and hummingbirds would just zip back and forth around ...
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