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  • Day146

    Sarapiqui rainforest

    January 30, 2017 in Costa Rica ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    We had a couple of days (3 nights) staying at Chilamate Rainforest Ecolodge in the Sarapiqui rainforest. The lodge has its own trails, so it was easy to explore the forest on foot. Solana quite enjoyed being our "guide", with her binoculars and wildlife spotting card - so funny hearing her talking like the actual guides we've had! We saw lots of frogs, including green and black poison arrow frogs, howler monkeys (they're VERY loud!) and more birds, including toucans trying to steal bananas from the trees. To get to the lodge, we had to park the car and walk across a rickety-looking bridge (which the occasional car did go over but not sure I'd be brave enough), whilst our bags were transported across on a golf cart! Whilst here, the rainforest lived up to its name and we saw our first rain since arriving in Costa Rica. Some of the "showers" were quite spectacular but the additional mosquitoes it brought out after were somewhat less spectacular. They have been biting through clothes at times; bring on the permanent aroma of eau de DEET insect repellent for the remainder of the trip...Read more