|An unexpected lunch guest|
|A toucan also dropped by|
|Pathway to the restaurant|
|Overcast, but warm, with big views|
|Flowers of the rain forest|
We rose early to eat breakfast at 7am and met our transport at 7:45. We were whisked off to the park, picking up the rest of our group and were ready to head in a little after the 8am opening. Ron and I boldly opted to take the tour in Spanish. (Yay, us!) It proved to be an excellent experience and we understood nearly everything our guide, Jason, said.
|Fawn hiding in the underbrush|
|Three-toed Sloth, making his way through the trees|
|White faced monkey (in silhouette)|
|Two-toed sloth (vaguely reminiscent of Chewbacca)|
|Just hangin' around|
|Sweet little hummingbird taking a rest|
|Squirrel monkey (too fast for a good pic)|
|Yup, we found the world's cutest monkey|
We had a great time, got to joke with some Spaniards and a mom and daughter from San Diego; all in Spanish.
|Crocodiles on the way back to San Jose|
|Sharing a joke? Laughing behind the other's back?|
|These guys are big - 2 metres long or so|
I have to say that it was the busiest park we visited and seeing the crowds, we were worried that all the animals would be scared away. Our fears were unfounded and we got to enjoy all the wildlife the park had to offer. It's well worth paying for a guide, as Jason (Jade Tours) pointed out things that we'd never have spotted on our own, including a confused little fruit bat hanging out on a tree in the middle of the morning.
|Not the best photo, but that's the bat looking addlepated|
|The putt-putt before (Daihatsu Terios) - shiny!|
|The putt-putt after... (not shiny)|