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Costa Rican Capers and Capuchins
Capuchin monkey in the Costa Rican rainforest
Costa Rica was the perfect place for a perfect find. A book I had bought for my children turned out to be a whimsical tale of a Monkey taking photos of unwilling Rainforest animals. I later realized how similar my own circumstances were!
Arrival and overnight in San Jose
We arrived at the airport at about 9:30 p.m. We took a cab to Le Bergerac, made ourselves welcome cocktails, and tried to keep from waking any other guests. Armed with our cameras and a very nice rental zoom lens, we were quite excited to begin our trip! Our room at Le Bergerac was quaint with a view of a dive shop from our balcony. Typically …
Greetings from the Howler Monkeys on the Pacuare River
Our driver arrived early to transport us to Pacuare Reserve. That was a nice surprise as we were expecting 'island time'!!! Although he did inform us that there had been a landslide and we may have to take another route to the Reserve. Thankfully the road was open so our trip was much shorter. Our driver was very informative and friendly.
Leatherback Legacy and Capuchin Capers
To witness a living dinosaur is truly an amazing thing - The Leatherback's ancestry dates back to the Dinosaur era, believe it or not! It is so hard to believe we witnessed 2 of them (during the previous night) laying their eggs to help continue their survival. The beautiful animal cloaked in black could throw sand from her flippers like a …
Agami Sighting & On to Selva Verde Lodge/ Night forest w
While still at Pacuare in the morning, we attempted to locate the very rare Agami Heron's nesting site. As our long forest walk came to no avail, we enlisted the help of Daniella. He took us through his 'camino secreto' . His 'secret path' revealed an absolutely beautiful lagoon area that was covered in green mossy like stuff. It was like a …
Raging rapids on the Pacuare River and later on to Arenal
After all the animal encounters, I thought the excitement would begin to wane. Well, I guess I was wrong. As a novice rafter, I had no idea what fun Exploradores Outdoors would offer. Nor did I know how much work I would have to do! I forgot all about my ailing stomach in the mean time. Thank goodness for that!
Upon arrival, I was greeted …
Back in time to Pompeii
Early morning explosions are tough to ignore, even while sleeping. I began dreaming that my Mom and I were running off our island ( that would be my home in Singer Island, Florida ). The volcano exploding and Lava flowing had us fleeing for safety. We get off the island and I realized that I didn't know what was going to happen to my children …
Indigenous tribe and hot springs
My hard headed, yet adventurous soul had decided that I was going to simply 'relax' today and do very little other than meditate at the hot springs. Sharon had other ideas. It is funny how, as long time Scuba Buddies, we seem to have fun doing most anything. The thing about diving is that you don't talk underwater , so any two people can be …
A time to reminisce
Our last morning included packing and much reflecting on our prior week's ventures. Arenal seemed to bid us a memorable farewell as it exploded many more times that morning than others before. Perhaps that was our 'sign' that it was time to leave. One last view of the beautiful mountain, one last sound of the 'cannon', one last vision of the …
Le Bergerac as quaint as before
Our room this time had an enclosed patio, very charming. Dinner the night before was nice and we met a honeymoon couple who enjoyed their Adventure Life trip in Costa Rica as well. Upon arriving home, the reality of our country's recession hit too close to home for Sharon and I. We came home to the knowledge that our fully paid scuba trip for next …
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