Monthly Archives: October 2015

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On the road across Costa Rica’s Continental Divide and on to Poas Volcano

We arrived in Sierpe soaked to the bone. Once we changed into dry clothes we jumped into the car and headed for San Jose. It looked a little bit too far for the amount of […]

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Sloth acrobatics

On a recent trip to Costa Rica my friends and I had an unexpected encounter with a  Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth that challenged my perception of a sloth as being a clumsy, slow animal. We were […]

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Wild pumas of Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park

Our second day started with a 4.30am hike to the Sirena River in hopes of seeing tapirs taking a dip in the ocean. The tapirs appeared to have had an earlier swim that day, but […]

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The adventure of getting to Corcovado National Park

We were finally heading to Corcovado and I felt the familiar knot of nervous excitement in the pit of my stomach, as we walked in pre-dawn darkness towards the main street of Drake Bay. Bolivar, […]

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Whales and dolphins of Drake Bay

From Manuel Antonio we headed further south towards Drake Bay and the Osa Peninsula. In the dry season Drake Bay can be reached by a dirt road that crosses the mountains and several rivers. But […]

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