Day 1 balcony view at Hotel Bougainvillea (Laura Lovato)
Day 1 balcony view at Hotel Bougainvillea
Day 1 hedge maze in Hotel Bougainvillea garden (Laura Lovato)
Day 1 hedge maze in Hotel Bougainvillea garden
Garden at Hotel Bougainvillea (Laura Lovato)
Garden at Hotel Bougainvillea
Day 2: hotel gardens (Laura Lovato)
Day 2: hotel gardens
Caiman on the river bank in Costa Rica (Laura Lovato)
Caiman on the river bank in Costa Rica
Day 2: on the boat (Laura Lovato)
Day 2: on the boat
Day 2: on the boat (Laura Lovato)
Day 2:  on the boat
Day 2 monkeys @ sarapiqui river (Laura Lovato)
Day 2 monkeys @ sarapiqui river
Arenal Tram (Laura Lovato)
Arenal Tram
Day 3: past Matina; bananas in the blue bags (Laura Lovato)
Day 3: past Matina; bananas in the blue bags
Day 3: boat ride to Pacuare Turtle Reserve (Laura Lovato)
Day 3: boat ride to Pacuare Turtle Reserve
The Pacuare Lodge (Laura Lovato)
The Pacuare Lodge
Other buildings at the Pacuare Reserve (Laura Lovato)
Other buildings at the Pacuare Reserve
Night patrols on this beach (Laura Lovato)
Night patrols on this beach
Day 3: triangulating the location of a nest (Laura Lovato)
Day 3: triangulating the location of a nest
Digging for baby sea turtles at the Pacuare Nature Preserve (Laura Lovato)
Digging for baby sea turtles at the Pacuare Nature Preserve
Our first baby turtle found! (Laura Lovato)
Our first baby turtle found!
A baby sea turtle heads for the ocean (Laura Lovato)
A baby sea turtle heads for the ocean
Day 3:golden orb spider - her cousin watched us take showers (Laura Lovato)
Day 3:golden orb spider - her cousin watched us take showers
Day 4: at sunrise, lizard on our front porch (Laura Lovato)
Day 4:  at sunrise, lizard on our front porch
Day 4: visit from a mica snake (not poisonous) (Laura Lovato)
Day 4: visit from a mica snake (not poisonous)
Day 4: the lodge at Pacuare (Laura Lovato)
Day 4: the lodge at Pacuare
Day 4: porch at pacuare lodge (Laura Lovato)
Day 4: porch at pacuare lodge
Day 4 poision dart frog (Laura Lovato)
Day 4 poision dart frog
Day 4: blue morpho on the jungle hike (Laura Lovato)
Day 4: blue morpho on the jungle hike
Day 4: jungle hike (Laura Lovato)
Day 4: jungle hike
Day 4: jungle hike (Laura Lovato)
Day 4: jungle hike
Day 4: nest excavation (Laura Lovato)
Day 4:  nest excavation
Day 5: morning at the Pacuare Lodge (Laura Lovato)
Day 5: morning at the Pacuare Lodge
Day 5: the hard-working group at Pacuare! (Laura Lovato)
Day 5:  the hard-working group at Pacuare!
Day 5: bird nest outside the office at Selva Bananito (Laura Lovato)
Day 5: bird nest outside the office at Selva Bananito
Day 6: we could livein this tree! (Laura Lovato)
Day 6: we could livein this tree!
Day 6: bright orage frog on the way to waterfall (Laura Lovato)
Day 6:  bright orage frog on the way to waterfall
Day 6: Waterfall hike (Laura Lovato)
Day 6: Waterfall hike
Day 6: Waterfall Hike (Laura Lovato)
Day 6: Waterfall Hike
Preparing to rappel down a waterfall in the Costa Rican rainforest (Laura Lovato)
Preparing to rappel down a waterfall in the Costa Rican rainforest
Day 6: rappelling down the waterfall (Laura Lovato)
Day 6: rappelling down the waterfall
Day 6: We did it! At the bottom of the waterfall (Laura Lovato)
Day 6: We did it! At the bottom of the waterfall
Day 6: on the way back from the waterfall hike (Laura Lovato)
Day 6:  on the way back from the waterfall hike
Day 7: ziplining out to the tree platform (Laura Lovato)
Day 7: ziplining out to the tree platform
Day 7: changing ropes high in the tree platforms (Laura Lovato)
Day 7: changing ropes high in the tree platforms
Hanging out on the platform after a rainforest zip line adventure! (Laura Lovato)
Hanging out on the platform after a rainforest zip line adventure!
Day 7: hooked to the tree, platform (Laura Lovato)
Day 7:  hooked to the tree, platform
Day 7: lowering down the platform into the jungle below (Laura Lovato)
Day 7: lowering down the platform into the jungle below
Horseback riding (at the stables) (Laura Lovato)
Horseback riding (at the stables)
Day 7: after the ride we\'re a little wet! (Laura Lovato)
Day 7: after the ride we\'re a little wet!
Day 8: ziplining out to our taxi across the river! (Laura Lovato)
Day 8: ziplining out to our taxi across the river!
Day 8: rafting with Kenneth (Laura Lovato)
Day 8: rafting with Kenneth
Day 8: goofing off after the rafting trip (Laura Lovato)
Day 8: goofing off after the rafting trip
Happy family and guides after a rafting trip & lunch (Laura Lovato)
Happy family and guides after a rafting trip & lunch
Day 8: Goodbye CR: the pool at Hotel Bougainvillea (Laura Lovato)
Day 8: Goodbye CR: the pool at Hotel Bougainvillea
Laura Lovato
Costa Rica Family trip - turtles and rainforest, pacuare