EXPLORING THE PACIFIC SIDE OF COSTA RICA

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LA FORTUNA AND ARENAL PARK

After landing in San Jose we made our way to La Fortuna on the start of our three week trip down Pacific Costa Rica.

The Arenal Volcano plays a huge part of tourism and agriculture in the area. We also had the best and biggest avocados we’ve ever eaten, here.

The Arenal Park has a variety of interesting wildlife. Here an Eyelash Viper has just swallowed a small Lizard. The tail of the Lizard is still hanging out of the Snake’s mouth.

The view of the Arenal Lake can be seen from this lookout with spectacular sunsets.

 

MONTEZUMA

Our next stop was the sleepy surfer town of Montezuma, which was a 4 hour bus ride from La Fortuna. We spent our days playing in the sea and watching beautiful sunsets.

On Thursday nights fire performers and drummers come out in the town centre and put on a show for everyone.

 

SIERPE, DRAKE BAY AND CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK

After travelling from Uvita to Sierpe, we got a boat down the river and out towards the sea until we landed at Drake Bay. Scarlet Macaws can be heard squawking around the area throughout the day.

The Corcovado Park is only accessible via a 1hr boat ride and contains some of the most dense jungle and wildlife in Costa Rica. Our guide took us from the beach into the depths of the rainforest to explore on unbeaten paths. We also went Snorkelling intothe area and saw beautiful marine wildlife, but alas, we have no waterproof camera.

Our guide went ahead into the muddy dense bushes, he came back to bring our group to where he found a Tapir sleeping.

 

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