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Published: February 27th 2012
This was an incredible day! Tortuguero Park is a naturalist's dream. Our "hotel" could only be reached by a 45-minute boat ride up the Tortuguero canal. We stayed at Pachira Lodge, where we had our own cabin on stilts in the rain forest. It is rustic, with no televisions, phones or air conditioning. The trees surrounding the cabins are filled with howler monkeys, who wake you up before sunrise with incredibly loud grunting and barking sounds. Not to mention the many species of birds.
We went on 2 canal cruises with local wildlife guides spotting and explaining about the birds, animals and plants that we saw along with way. We would never have seen as much as we did without them. In between, we enjoyed the lovely pool and walked around the beautiful grounds. It is very hot and humid here, and we had to take cool showers before bed to be able to sleep.
When we left, we stopped by a small park where we were able to see a 2-toed sloth up pretty close (usually they are much higher in the trees and just appear as a hairy ball). One of the staff
also found us a poison dart frog who like to hide in the mulch under the trees. He was so tiny, we wouldn't have seen him ouselves.
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