Costa Rica

Heading south from the Nicoya Peninsula we made our way toward Quepos and Manual Antonio National Park. Along the way we stopped at the Carara Biological reserve, well worth a look. The reserve lies right along the Pan-American highway, so you literarly step from your car into the primary rainforest.

On our first visit to Carara we spotted many birds, including scarlet macaws feeding on date palms, toucans and pileated woodpeckers. On this trip it was raining pretty steadily and being mid day there wasn't a lot of bird activity. The trails are great however and the primary rainforest is beautiful and worth a hike. The Rio Tarcoles borders the reserve and you can usually spot crocodiles in the river.

The beach at Dominical at sunset. Its a surfer scene at the beach and the surfing looked pretty good.




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