3 nights at Selva Verde, a hotel and eco-resort located along
the banks of the Rio Sarapiqui in the northern lowlands. The Sarapiqui
goes on to form the border with Nicaragua and flows into the Caribbean
Sea. We took several treks in the primary rain forest while staying
here. We spotted a band of howler monkeys and this double toothed kite
on one trek. The kite would follow the monkeys around waiting for
the small prey they might scare up with their noisy gregarious behavior.
life is abundant around selva verde, the place has a definite manicured
look to it with many well tended covered pathways through the grounds.
Definitely handy during the frequent downpours. We could walk from our
room to the dining hall, not a short walk, completely under covered
nest on the underside of a large banana leaf.