G Adventures - Costa Rica
We had an amazing day. It started with a 2 hour bumpy van ride, stopping for lunch at a butterfly farm (beautiful!!!) and at a banana plant where we enjoyed a fresh coconut on the side of the road. As Isaac said, "Nothing like some refreshing coconut milk on a hot (and can you say HOT!!!) Costa Rican day". We saw a volcano with smoke pouring out!!! We then took a 2 hour boat ride to Tortuguero, a place only accessible by boat through small canals and is completely remote. We are staying at the Turtle Beach Resort. I haven't been anywhere like this. Isaac says it is awesome and five stars despite no TV, no hot water, and beds with just one sheet. Not sure if you would manage Sherry. It is so hot here we just jumped in the gorgeous turtle shaped pool surrounded by lush vegetation. We also went for a walk on the black sand beach. At 7 pm we met the gang for supper. The gang consists of the family from Calgary, our guide for the trip, Samantha, and our nature guide for this portion. After supper it was canoeing in the canals, looking for alligators, caiman and monkeys. We just saw our first monkey swinging up above.
Tomorrow we start our day at 5:30 am for a boat tour hoping to catch the animals when they are active and then a mud hike to see more nature. The rest of the day will be a pool day as it is soooo warm but not nearly as warm as it will be on our last few days when we are at the beach on the pacific side of the country.
So we have had an awesome day. Isaac is healthy and loving it.
Shelley and Isaac