Return from Tortugera

Return from Tortugera

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We spent Saturday morning enjoying some down time at the hotel before beginning the long trip back to San Isidro. We all needed a little relaxation time, especially after being awakened by the Howler Monkeys around 5 each morning. They sound just like their name, very loud! Costa Rica has 25% of its land protected. Tortugera is one of the large protected areas, which means there is really lots of wildlife and it's very nearby!

It was also a perfect morning for down time because it was pretty rainy. We got two periods when it was really raining cats and dogs that morning. Otherwise, the weather was perfect for the trip. We were really lucky with that because the general pattern has been sun in the morning and heavy rain in the late afternoon, but here we had 2 days straight of sunshine.

On the boat ride back, we spotted several more animals, including a large crocodile, a turtle, bats and several more lizards and birds. Finally everyone returned home for dinner with their families.