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Turtle Beach Lodge
Monika and Jens visit Panama and Costa Rica!

A jungle river in the rainforestA jungle river in the rainforest (Monika Sundem)

We didn’t return to the lodge until 12:30 and went to bed fro a quick 4 and a half hours before being woken up by our guide for an early morning canal tour to do some more wildlife spotting. While normally early morning is the best time to see wildlife, as the forest is waking up, we only saw a handful of birds including parrots, macaws, and a toucan. Also we saw some iguanas, a turtle, and a caiman. We returned to the lodge for breakfast, and then set out for our walking tour in the secondary rainforest area near the lodge. On this trip along with frogs, birds, weird looking insects and plants, we struck gold and saw a spider monkey family swinging through the canopy. We followed them as far as we were able, trying to catch by picture the mother and baby in standstill. What a treat it was to see them so close, as we were right under them. After this, we decided to spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool and soaking in the sun we were told was so rare to see in the afternoons here.

Later on in the afternoon, some of the lodge employees got together to play some sand volleyball n the beach, so my husband joined in and I sat and watched a very comical game (nobody really knew how to play, but they all tried very hard) as the suns et over the ocean.


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