Costa Rica Feb 07



Day 1 Family Visit

Day 2 Visit and Explore

Day 3 Poas and National Museum

Day 4 Canopy Tram and Cruise to Tortuguero

Day 5 Explore Tortuguero

Day 6 Banana Packing, Butterflies, Fortuna

Day 7 Canio Negro, Arenal

Day 8 Cloud Forest, Jaco

Day 9 Manuel Antonio

Day 10 Grecia, Coffee


Art's notes

Monday, Tortuguero and cannals

Tortuguero Park, Canal Cruise

Cruise this morning with naturalist guides along canals lined by raffia palm, habitat of howler and white-faced monkeys, green iguanas and tropical birds. Look for white and snowy egrets and the amazing nests of the montezuma oropendola. Then, enter the mysterious reflecting waters of Caño Palma wildlife reserve. Next, visit the Green Turtle Research Station. Learn about efforts to protect the turtle’s nesting habitat, eggs and young hatchlings. Walk along the Atlantic turtle nesting beaches with a naturalist guide. Next, to Tortuguero village. Meet Costa Rican school children on your visit to a local school (when in session). Return to your lodge for lunch. Free time to enjoy your lodge’s swimming pool and tropical flower gardens. See colorful butterflies. Enjoy an afternoon boat excursion into Tortuguero Park. Look for otters, turtles and manatees.

A Rainy Day in Tortuguero

Are we actually going out in this weather?

Boat in the Grass. Did we see anything at all?

Are these two love birds in my Bird book?

Reception building looks like a conch

Joanne give the Turtle Lecture for Today

Tortuguero has a pretty town landing

Our Tour Guides

Fancy meeting people from Cupertino!

Mike and Boodie find themselves in the local Jail

That funny thunder last night was actually a tree falling down, but not on us.

Caribbean Beach is not so pretty

Pretty Flowers

Rain stopped mostly so we try again in the little open boats



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This is why we don't go swimming in Tortuguero

Night Heron

We got Frogs in the Pool

Laguna Lodge has pretty Flowers

Day 6 We learn about Banana Packing, See more Butterflies, Travel to Fortuna

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