Next, I journeyed back out to the coast and down to Cariblue Resort at Playa Cocles. Here I was kindly greeted by Richie and immediately given a cold tropical drink. Unfortunately, I was only able to stay at Cariblue for one night, but I could certainly see myself spending more time there during a future trip - with bikes for rent, horseback riding, fishing and snorkeling trips available, and myriad birdlife in the area, there's more than enough to keep visitors busy! A late afternoon walk down Playas Cocles and Chiquita was a nice way to end the day. I enjoyed a mellow Caribbean evening reading in my hammock bungalow - by this time I was engrossed with E. O. Wilson's Biophilia, an eloquent yet scientific narrative on the human bond with other life on earth. It was great timing for me to be in the tropics while reading a field biologist's insight on leaf-cutter ants and their extremely specialized way of life.
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