S: Costa Rica Trip - February 9-18, 2012
FC: Costa Rica 2012
1: Intercontinental Hotel San Jose, Costa Rica February, 2012
2: Poor Man's Umbrella Plants
3: Poas Volcano
6: Britt Coffee | Coffee Plant in Bloom | Cocoa Bean
7: Carlos and Juan | Our bus | Coffee plants with beans on them
8: Poro tree (orange blossoms) were everywhere. Bottom right and next page are at butterfly farm.
10: Random pics of houses & stores
11: Boat we rode to rain forest | At Pachira Lodge near Tortuguero, which is in the rain forest
13: At Tortuguero Beach
14: Iguana | Termite nest | Boat-billed heron | Caiman, a small relative of alligator | Bare throated tiger heron | Piano Bird
15: Sloth | Bats lined up on tree | Sea Otter | Snowy Egret
16: We saw amazing wildlife in the rain forest! | Montezuma Oropendola bird nests Cutter ants Our amazing river guide | Green Heron | Toucan
17: Everyone's favorite....16.5 ! | A little rain forest entertainment | Walter joins in the fun! | Blue crabs near our cabins | Carlos bought flowers for all the ladies for Valentine's Day | Our Flowers
18: The 1st picture is a banana tree blossom. The next two are of a cocoa bean and the plant it comes from. Top right picture is of banana plantation worker pulling bunches of bananas along a pulley. You can see the banana bunches in plastic bags. They are then cut apart, washed, sorted, and loaded on trucks to go to market. All work is done by Nicaraguan workers. On the next page is our driver, Juan, and pictures from one of the cultural shows.
20: Finca Corsicana Pineapple Plantation, which is part of the Collin Street Bakery, located in Corsicana, Texas, which specializes in fruitcakes. The pineapple was delicious! On the following pages are pictures from Arenal Springs Resort, which is located near Arenal Volcano.
24: Weeeeeeee!!!! | Zipline!!
27: At the J. W. Marriott Guanacaste Resort on the Pacific Ocean
30: Crocodile Cruise | Bare throated tiger heron | Yellow headed Caracara | Northern Jacana | Crested Caracara | Great Egret
31: Crested Caracara | Piano Bird | Little blue heron | "Johnny"
33: Last Night in San Jose