Yesterday we had our last day of diving at Caño Island. We have had such an amazing time underwater and were really sorry to surface for the last time. On the way to the Island we saw a dolphin swimming. The capitan slowed down the boat and directed us towards the fins in the water. The dolphin swam right up to us and we got to see it glide by in the water.
Today we we took a boat to the second ranger station, deep in the Corcavado National Park. The water was choppy as always but didn't bother us until our boat almost capsized! The driver hit a wave the wrong way and the boat tilted far left suddenly. Normaly I don't need any help falling out of boats, so I was sure that I was going over. Thankfully we managed to stay on board and made it safely to the park.
According to our guide, Haviere, the park is 55,000 acres filled with some of the most diverse wildlife in Costa Rica. The hike was about five hours long. We were lucky to see all four kinds of monkies that live in Costa Rica: white faced, squirel,
spider and howler. We could hear the howeler monkies throught the whole forest. We also saw the largest mammal in Central America called a Tapir. We saw a crocodile, a sloth, a peccary (that looks like a boar) an owl, a coati, leaf cutter ants and lots of birds. Apparently we were very lucky to have seen so much.
The boat ride back was terrifying (unless you are Adam in which case it was a lot of fun). We had to get our boat over these HUGE waves. I'm not exactly sure what happened because my eyes were closed most of the time but it was NOT fun! It may have been better if we hadn't almost gone overboard before and I still had faith in the capitan. Either way, we made it home safely and the local crocidile was there to welcome us!
Tonight is our last night at the Jinetas de Osa. We had a fantastic time and are sorry to go, but looking forward tothe next part of our trip.
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