Travel Blogs from Uvita
... awake in order to see the countryside. It is so lush and green. We stopped for breakfast at a touristy place. They had a buffet of Costa Rican breakfast foods. Then we were off to Uvita! It was exciting when Adam was able to start seeing places that he recognized from all of our correspondence setting up the trip. The bus drivers weren't completely sure where Bungalows Ballena were but we were able to find them eventually. When we pulled in, we were greeted with one of ...
... br> The hostel was owned by a German couple who came here on vacation, and decided they weren't gonna go home. Instead, they built a little jungle paradise here in Uvita, where a two-story house, surrounded by lily pad ponds, rainforest, spider monkeys and a hidden waterfall in the back, served also as a money generating lodge that supported their family here in Costa Rica. It was an amazing hideaway to lounge ...
... and tried to take a couple of pictures that way.
We climbed up and down the hill - so we got some great exercise during this hike. We were all sweating quite hard.
One of my favourite birds is the Toucan. They have a colourful peak. The guide told us that they are not a very friendly bird. The Toucan likes to eat baby birds and eggs. The Toucan also flies downward because it has a very big peak.
We also saw two poisonous frogs on our hike ...
... were vertical and the other had horizontal boards. It was pretty fun. We also had two places to rappel (one larger than the other). I don't really care for the feeling of free falling. It is quite frightening to me... lol .. so I usually let out a little scream. Some of the people even went head first.. maybe I was a bit of a wimp but I decided to do it seat first. Maybe some day I will build up the courage to do it head first.
One thing I have learned from my experience with ...
... the birds and animals seem to come out and play. There is a lot of noise in the jungle - plus those little beatles continue to make a racket.
Tonight when Joanne was looking out the window, she called me over to see what was outside. There were a lot of lights in the sky - like fireflies but they seemed bigger and there were many colours from green to red and blue. It was really cool.
Joanne just started working on her own travel pod today. We added ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool