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Costa Rica - Turtles and Rainforest

Costa Rica Tour - Turtles and Rainforest. This was one of The Great Vacations! We made new discoveries and new friends every day. Everyone we met was delightful, and Adventure Life's organization ran without a flaw. Thanks to all involved!

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Howler monkey
Author
Ken Keaton
Wendy and I have a custom. At the end of any trip, on the way home--not a moment sooner--we ask each other what was our favorite part of the trip. On this one, we really couldn't choose. The hotel …
Helliconia in the forest
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Ken Keaton
We left the lodge the next morning at 7 AM sharp for a day of whitewater rafting on the Pacuare River with Exploradores Outdoors. The Pacuare is one of the favorite rivers for the sport. Its rapids …
Turtle research: Alvaro excavates a nest
Author
Ken Keaton
The next day was devoted to a jungle walk and zip line. This area was different from the Pacuare Reserve; it was higher in the mountains, cooler, with a different flora and fauna. We encountered a …
Guest quarters at the Pacuare Nature Reserve
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Ken Keaton
The next day presented a choice of many activities. We chose a hike up a creek bed to a waterfall. Justo was our guide throughout the stay, and he was great--quiet but always helpful and …
Tree Sloth mother with young
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Ken Keaton
After two nights, we left this wonderful spot and its delightful people for the Selva Bananito Lodge. This was decidedly less rustic, but no less adventurous. The cabins are beautiful and …
The Costa Rican Rain Forest
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Ken Keaton
For the next morning Alvaro took us on a nature walk. Now, this is deep in the Costa Rican jungle at the Caribbean coast, so calling this a "nature walk" doesn't do it justice. …
Dinner at L\'Isle de France
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Ken Keaton
After breakfast the next morning, our driver arrived for the long trip to Pacuare Nature Reserve. Marvin, the driver (he, like most of the guides, anglicized his name. Amy speaks excellent Spanish, …
The garden outside our room at Le Bergerac
Author
Ken Keaton
Note: This was the second trip with Adventure Life for me and my wife Wendy--three months earlier we'd gone on a tour of Patagonia, and found the trip so fantastic that we talked our friend Amy …

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