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  • the beautiful Motmot
    the beautiful Motmot
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  • catching the hummingbirds in flight was not easy
    catching the hummingbirds in flight was...
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  • Valle de Cocora's rolling green mountains
    Valle de Cocora's rolling green...
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  • tearing ourselves away

    We eventually tore ourselves away and headed back down the trail, taking a slightly different route to a reported great overlook at La Montana. It was socked in with clouds. This was after all a cloud forest so no one seemed to care. It was unlikely that any view could have surpassed the hummingbirds for me anyway. We met a nice Irish couple and...

  • enamored by the squeaky cheese

    There was a small group of us by now and most seemed less than enamored by the “squeaky” cheese and some complained about having to pay an entrance fee at all. In fact, there was a bit of a fracas between the owner of the small “cafe” and one of the backpackers who claimed to have paid already. His Spanish was minimal and everyone chipped in to...

  • tougher going than we expected

    Our time in Valle de Cocora was short so all we got to do was the hike to Reserva Acaime but on this relatively short walk, we saw the amazing towering wax palms that make the area famous. We also saw some incredible hummingbirds and I'd have to say they were the real highlight of our visit. Though a relatively short and fairly forgiving trail,...


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