Category Archives: Costa Rica

Costa Rica – Dry Season – Day 13/23

Day 13 describes the drive from Arenal through the city of San Jose towards Mirador de Quetzales in Cerro de la Muerte mountains to look for the Quetzal, the magical Bird of Paradise. Read the full story here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

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Costa Rica – Dry Season – Day 12/23

Day 12 describes early morning photo hunting at a butterfly center and an afternoon close to the Arenal Volcano. Read the full story here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

Lake Arenal.

Lake Arenal
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Costa Rica – Dry Season – Day 11/23

Day 11 describes a short jungle adventure in Tenorio Volcano National Park followed by a night tour at a butterfly center. Read the full story here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

Jungle Pond.

Jungle Pond
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Costa Rica – Dry Season – Day 10/23

Day 10 describes a short unscheduled visit to the local garbage dump, a quite scary adventure in the north of Costa Rica close to the border and a visit to Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Read the full story here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

Tiger Rat Snake.

Tiger Rat Snake
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Costa Rica – Dry Season – Day 9/23

Day 9 describes a short visit to beautiful Llano de Cortes Falls followed by a day of bird watching at the wetlands of Palo Verde National Park. Read the full story here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

Great Egret.

Great Egret
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Costa Rica – Dry Season – Day 8/23

Day 8 describes an early morning visit to a bunch of Howler Monkeys in La Ensenada Wildlife Refuge, followed by a drive through the Nicoya Peninsula and a visit to Diria National Park. Read the full story here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

Howler Monkey in La Ensenada.

Howler Monkey
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Costa Rica – Dry Season – Day 7/23

Day 7 describes a day time visit to Children’s Eternal Rainforest, followed by a second Hummingbird photoshoot around the feeders, a drive towards Palo Verde National Park and a great photoshoot at La Ensenada Wildlife Refuge after sunset. Read the full story here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

Nicoya Gulf after sunset.

Hummingbird.
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Costa Rica – Dry Season – Day 6/23

Day 6 describes a visit to Santuario Ecologico with a cute waterfall and some very steep jungle trails, followed by a couple of hours of bird photography and ending with a night time visit to Children’s Eternal Rainforest. Read the full story here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

Jungle sunset in Children’s Eternal Rainforest.

Sunset, Monteverde area, Costa Rica.
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Costa Rica – Dry Season – Day 5/23

Day 5 describes the bumpy drive to the Monteverde area and a rainy visit to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Read the full story here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

A view on the garden with the Arenal Volcano covered in clouds in the background.

Butterfly, View from the room, Arenal Observation Lodge, Costa Rica.
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Costa Rica – Dry Season – Day 4/23

Day 4 describes a visit to Tenorio Volcano National Park with the deep blue Rio Celeste and the first encounter with Howler Monkeys. Read the full story here. An overview of progress for the other days can be found here.

Rio Celeste Falls in Tenorio Volcano National Park.

Rio Celeste Waterfall, Tenorio Volcano National Park.
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