Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Costa Rica. Stop 7: The Continental Divide and 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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Costa Rica. Stop 6: Corcovado National Park – Days 2 & 3

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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Costa Rica. Stop 6: Corcovado National Park – Day 1

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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Costa Rica. Stop 5: 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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