It was a good spot for us surfer dudes to practice our technique
The hotel had a beautiful garden setting
You could walk along the beach and watch the locals doing their “local” thing
Large flocks of pelicans would congregate over the beach. Scarlet Macaws squawked by almost daily.
The jungle was just outside our door
This dragonfly was one of the multitudes of insects we encountered on our hikes in the jungle
Leaf cutter ants were numerous…..
….along with spiders
We passed this sign as we drove to Manuel Antonio National Park so I had to take it
This park is right on the water and abounds with monkeys and reptiles
Our first sighting was a sloth and its infant
When the monkeys were not trying to steal your food they actually sat still for a photo op
A red eyed frog
We saw lots of spiny iguanas
After Manuel Antonion we went to Carrara Reserve.
We timed it right with the Macaws when they came in to eat the palm tree nuts
It was like a mini Africa trip with crocodiles…
…and strange looking birds called boat-billed herons
Green Kingfisher scanning the water for fish
Ahinga drying its feather
Amazon Kingfisher with its dinner
Dappled leaves in a slow moving stream
After a week of relaxation it was time to pack up for Antarctica