Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Corcovado National Park

The only way to see Corcovado Park is to take a boat to the center of it.  The boat ride from Drake Bay is about an hour and a half long.  It went by fast because there is so much to look at.
This tour was expensive, 85$ for everything (transportation, entrance fee, a guide, breakfast and lunch) and 100% worth every penny.

This is the entrance to the park.  The research station is about an hour and a half walk from here.


This is the first time I have ever seen squirrel monkeys.  They are the smallest of the four species that live in the park (about 30 mm) and live in groups of up to 150. 
This one was having breakfast.

Scarlet macaw.

Walking stick.

On a crocodile hunt (don't worry, they were not that close).

Red cup mushroom.

Ctenosaur iguana.

Spider monkey.

Strangler fig tree.

The Sirena research station.  Our guide informed us that we were welcome to use the wifi...

Howler monkey.

Golden orb spider, with a kleptoparasite living about it, waiting to steal some food.

I know, I should give them some privacy.


Coati, in the raccoon family.

Ocelot with a mutualistic caracara on its back cleaning him.

The beach I am going to walk to tomorrow.

Our tour ended with a humpback whale sighting.  It really doesn't get much better than this.  What an incredible, unforgettable day (and my sister's birthday!!).

After returning I spent a few hours at the beach. 

1 comment:

  1. I don't think any comment can do this posting justice. I think this day has to be one of my favorites. The colors of the mushrooms are amazing! The need for "privacy" made me chuckle. The whale greeting was exciting. All the animals that you got to see. I would agree it was worth every colón you paid.

    The concluding photo of your very tan knees is classic. Brava Brady!


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