Travel & Photography Trip
Costa Rica:

Arenal, Guanacaste,
and Sarapiqui

Doug and Ellen    January 2009

Travel Trip Photo: Howler monkey, Cano Negro National Wildlife Reserve, Costa Rica

Doug and Ellen took a trip, with some friends from the Boulder County Volunteer Naturalists, to Costa Rica. This was a very special trip with a very special group of people, not to mention Doug's first venture to foreign climes. Particular thanks are due to Jim McKee and the people of Costa Rica Connection, who organized the trip, and to Alex Arias, our wonderful guide and Chicken, our fearless driver.

A complete trip report is available in Ellen's Journal.

Website photos, with captions and slideshows (with music):
San Jose to Arenal: leaving the San Jose airport early in the morning and driving up into the mountains to our first destination, Parque Nacional Arenal;

Rio Frio boat tour in the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, a wonderful day trip during our stay at the Arenal Observatory Lodge;

The Arenal area: Arenal Observatory Lodge, on the slopes of Mt Arenal, an active volcano in Parque Nacional Arenal, with day trips to the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Arenal Hanging Bridges;

Guanacaste Province, on the west coast of Costa Rica, with visits to Parque Nacional Santa Rose and Hacienda Solimar;

Monteverde area: A stay at the Hotel Fonda Vela, with hikes in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the Salvatura Treetops Walkway;

Tiskita Jungle Lodge and Wildlife Reserve: Following a beautiful flight down the western coast, a 3 day stay at the magnificent Tiskita Jungle Lodge near the Panama border;

Sarapiqui region: A stay at the Sarapiqui Rain Forest Lodge, with visits to La Selva Organization of Tropical Studies Research Station and the Tirimbina Rainforest Preserve, before returning to San Jose for the final afternoon and night of the trip.

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