Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
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The customer service was first class, the food was excellent. Great place to stay.
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... life of a third generation dairy farmer.
Sitting in Yenory's leather shop and listening to her difficult and challenging story of how she opened a successful shop that makes hand-made purses. Her resilience touched us.
The story of Maria and how she and 5 other women surmounted great difficulties to open up a cooperative "tienda" (shop) to display their art.
Monteverde, high up in the cloud forest where the nights are cool and the humid, hot climate of ...
... lay their egg at night, you can't take pictures anyways. Only the guide is allowed to have a redlight so you can see a bit, any other light would disturb the turtle and make it run away.
The next day at 5 in the morning the howler monkeys would kindly wake you up by howling. It s a weird noise somewhat in between barking and the noise Tim Tayler does in the TV Show Home Improvement. Hearing it for the first time you imagine an animal of the size of a gorilla, but in fact ...
... hunting but came up empty. The bus dropped us off on a pier not far from Rio Danta where we were to take a boat ride through the canals to Pachira Lodge. While on the canal we spotted a couple of large crocodiles and caimans we even managed to snap a photo of a Jesus Christ lizard as it sprinted across the river. On arrival we were handed a welcome cocktail and shown to our cabin. It was nothing like the hotel we had come from, no huge bath, no air conditioning or room service. ...
... had his GO Pro Camera where he probably had more shots of the wildlife.. and he also joined the 2nd boat Tour in the afternoon.. and I didn't. cuz I had to stay with the kids by the pool... they were not up to the 2nd boat tour -- they said they've seen one in the morning.. it's all the same . they'd rather enjoy bonding with the other kids at the pool. Good for me cuz I had the opportunity to take photos of the entire grounds of the Resort Lodge which I will share on shortly.
... eggs. We saw the tools they use to measure and tag the turtle and the counters they use to count the eggs (up to 120!). We learned about the history of the area and how over the years the area turned around from poaching and selling the sea turtle eggs to a focus on tourism and protection, which has been much more profitable and sustainable.The conservancy and an association of guides, which you need to go out on the beach at night to look for the turtles, have been ...