Day 4 Circling Turrialba Volcano
Pura Vida Costa Rica
Savegre Hotel, our next destination for two nights, is nestled deep in a cloud forest where the ecosystem supports a large number of mammals, insects, amphibians, plants and colorful birds like the Resplendent Quetzal. The Savegre Reserve, 80% of which is made up of virgin forest, is a living research laboratory by institutions from around the world. As we check in to the lodge, we pause to admire the many varieties of hummingbirds that whiz past us, lighting on feeders, bougainvillea and hibiscus bushes. The grounds are magnificent with giant cannas, hydrangeas, yellow daisy-like flowers on overhanging arbors that arch over the paths leading to the quaint cottage accommodations. Our rooms have fireplaces which we will need at night in the cool mountain air. Dinner served buffet style is lavish in this remote setting and includes local grilled trout, fried plantains, and sumptuous desserts.