Costa Rican Dog
WE got to really love these little friendly ginger dogs. You have to be careful not to pay too much attention to them or they'll adopt you. Everyone looks after them though so you don't have to worry about leaving them. It might break your heart to leave them though.
lasagne tico style...
The place itself is distinctive: a sort of canoe supported by two classical columns and lots of small unusual objects hanging from the ceiling or put here and there make it agreeably so and a straw roofing makes a plesant shadow on the tables.
The service is excellent and the bathroom spick-and-span (I'm mentioning this because a crazy but famous italian chef judging the level of restaurants on his guide says that however good one can be, if a restaurant has not a very cleaned bathroom, it won't enter his guide) the lasagne with cheese and chicken inbetween were not exactly Italian style but they were very pleasant in taste and their pasta not bad at all!
Jungle Crocodile Safari
Jaw dropping scenery, exquisite setting, mesmerising sunset light, unforgettable memories... The amateur ornithologist and photographer in me were served!
The scenery offered by the Tarcoles, as shown over a colorful sunset.
One of the many flocks of birds we saw, including motmots, kingfisher, great kiskadees, wrens and orioles.
I couldn't count them all. I like this picture showing the contrast and diversity of the shorebirds living on the river's banks. Here: great egret in the back, then black-necked stilts and a little blue heron.
In the middle of this picture stand my two ara macao, a beautiful and inseparable couple. Like finding Charlie, it wasn't easier in person...!
We also got to see a little green parrot, about half the size of a macaw.
The captain got out of the boat, bare feet and all, and slam a dead chicken on the water's surface to alert the crocodile. A huge male came by within seconds and ate his weekly meal. it was 9 feet long, all in teeth and green skin... you can see him on my Things to do in Costa Rica.
Two of the many crocodiles we saw on our tour. I coudn't get use to the sight...