Our first hotel, San Jose Palacio View from the hotel.
Countryside near San Jose Poor man's "umbrella" plant
Tree top tram.
We saw many tropical plants from the tram. Also big spiders.
We traveled to the Green Turtle and wildlife sanctuary in Tortuguero National Park.
You can only get there by boat or plane.
We took the boat. We saw many varieties of plants and animals, only a small sample are seen here.
Drying out. Cayman
Up close Great photo op.
"Jesus" lizard (it walks/runs on water) Heron
Two toed sloth Termite nest
We saw various sights while traversing the country. We had lunch at a restaurant which also had
a butterfly garden, one which is seen here. When it flies the inside of the wings are iridescent blue.
We stopped at one place and viewed 50-60 iguanas sunning themselves in the trees next to our vantage
point (a bridge) We visited a banana plantation to see how they process bananas. We viewed
15-20 large crocodiles in a river from a bridge near the Pacific Ocean. We visited Jaco beach in the
Carara Biological Reserve. The water was warm and we viewed various wildlife.
We visited a cloud forest near the San Carlos valley. It is enveloped in clouds most of the time.
Some of us decided
to brave the Zip Line tree top adventure. What a ride!
We stopped to see all metal church in Grecia, shipped in pieces to Costa Rica
from Belgium. We also visited Sarchi, known for its woodwork.
Here is a picture of our tour group: what a great group of people!
We stayed four days in San Jose after the tour. We saw the popular horse parade
and Carnival parade right after Christmas.
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