We got to the lodge around 4pm, completely wet from the sweat and thirsty.. The welcome drink was great (and very needed)
The lodge was very nice but there were few ground rules.
1. do not flush toilet paper in the toilet. there is a bin for that
2. electricity is only available for few hours everyday. 5-6am, 12-4pm and 6 to 10pm.
3. do not drink the water from the faucet.
4. If you want to use hot water, wait for 5+ min until it warms up.
Unfortunately, by the time we got to the lodge, there was no electricity in the room.
That was fine with one small exception. Bathroom had no windows and so it was rather dark without electricity. Luckily there was always a flashlight to help navigate around the bathroom.
In any case, about 45 min after we arrived and settled, we had a night hike around the lodge to meet the wild life that lives in the rainforest.
it was already getting dark. And all of the nocturnal animals have began to come out to hunt. It's almost like the movie Pandora except fewer flurecent lights.
Our hike finished around 6pm and we had an hour or so to prepare for our dinner.
We sat at the table with our guide Plinio and had a 3 course meal.
After the meal it was pretty much straight to bed as everyone was very tired.
Tomorrow we were going to the lake to look for Giant Otters.