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Puerto Viejo
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Beach at Puerto Viejo Beach at Puerto Viejo (Julia Kocubinski)
This morning, I woke up before dawn, and was feeling pretty tired and worn out. On our way to the main lodge, I looked up and saw a beautiful orange Julia butterfly flutter by, and I knew it was going to be a good day. We got to the base of the tree where Justo was waiting for us with our gear. He showed us how to work all the gear, and we set off up the tree. It was much harder than we thought it would be, but we made it all the way to the top and back down before breakfast. It was quite a workout! We enjoyed our last breakfast at Selva Bananito and packed our things for our next transfer to Puerto Viejo. The ride was uneventful this time, and we arrived in Cariblue during the early afternoon. The sun was shining, and after we checked into our room, we grabbed a quick lunch in the hotel. We then went down to the beach, which was about 200 yards from the hotel, watched the surfers, and played with the sand crabs. Afterwards, we swam in the pool and headed into Puerto Viejo for the evening to have dinner at a local restaurant. We had seafood and wandered the town before heading back to our hotel. By the time we got back to the hotel, it was pouring outside. I was feeling exhausted, sore from the rappelling and tree climbing, and was looking forward to the next couple days of relaxation.

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