MyTripJournal Travel Blogs
Apr 14, 2008 - Depart Toronto for San Jose, CR
Apr 15, 2008 - Early departure for bus ride to Tortuguero National Park.(TNP) Important breeding site for green turtles, giant turtles, Hawksbill and leatherback turtles.
Apr 16, 2008 - Tortuguero National Park
Apr 17, 2008 - Return to San Jose.
Apr 18, 2008 - Bus ride over the mountains to the Caribbean coast. Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.
Apr 19, 2008 - A day in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.
Apr 20, 2008 - Morning lancha (boat) ride to Tortuguero National Park (again)
Apr 21, 2008 - We will leave TNP and begin by travelling along two rivers, the San Juan and the Sarapiqui, briefly crossing the border into Nicaragua. Back on land we board a unimog (all terrain truck) then a tractor-drawn cart to get to our final destination. We will visit the primary rainforest bordering Braulio...  (more...)
Apr 22, 2008 - Rara Avis. (Ecolodge) There is a lot of rain (it's rainforest!), but we are told that mosquitoes are not a problem.
Apr 23, 2008 - La Fortuna. The town is near the foot of Arenal Volcano. Night hike around the base of the volcano.
Apr 24, 2008 - Hike to and then swim at La Fortuna waterfall. Rappelling. Birding. Hot springs.
Apr 25, 2008 - Arenal Volcano.
Apr 26, 2008 - Travel by horse around Lake Arenal. Ascend into the Monteverde cloud forest.
Apr 27, 2008 - Monteverde. "Sky Walk" suspension bridges over the jungle canopy. Zip line.
Apr 28, 2008 - To Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park (MANP) on the Pacific coast.
Apr 29, 2008 - Explore MANP.
Monkeys, armadillos, coatimundis, sloths and over 350 species of birds are present in the park.
Apr 30, 2008 - More exploring of MANP.
May 1, 2008 - Return to San Jose.
May 2, 2008 - Depart San Jose for Toronto.