Costa Rica 2017


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In March 2017 we visited Costa Rica where there is more wildlife diversity than just about anywhere else on the planet.

Costa Rica is a very small country, having coastlines on the Atlantic (Caribbean Sea) and the Pacific Oceans, lush valleys and rain and cloud forests. No wonder a quarter of the country is set aside as National Parks. Our tour basically was going from one National Park to another, all very different from each other.

We flew into & out of the capital, San Jose. We started off going to the canals of Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast, then on to the iconic Arenal area, before staying in our first cloud forest in Monteverde. We then went to the Pacific side to the busy Manuel Antonio N.P. before moving inland to the Piedras Blancas N.P. and Savegre before returning to San Jose at the end.

We had a group tour  with Exodus. Our guide was a birding enthusiast, Frank Simms who even managed to get us up at 5:00 a.m. on a couple of occasions for early viewings of birds. Frank's enthusiasm & knowledge were infectious and really made the holiday very special. If you search for him on the web, you will see examples of his portfolio of photographs. Tremendous!

I have organised my photos into two groups, the first showing where we went and the second concentrating on the wildlife we saw.

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