Monday, March 5, 2012
After my stay in Santa Elena I took a bus to Quepos, arriving in the afternoon. I stayed at Wide Mouth Frog Hotel in the hostel room. After a shower I walked down to the Pacific and there was an event going on. Some sort of horse dancing contest and parade was underway.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Hiked around another cloud forest protected area today. The Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Similar to the one in Monteverde but I think there more very large trees at Monterverde. I saw a few small birds but heard so many birds I could not spot. Heading for the Pacific tomorrow and south.
Friday, March 2, 2012
After a nice evening talking with my couch surfing expats from Australia I went up and hiked around the preserve. It was amazing.. Such a contrast to areas impacted so negatively by human activities. I even saw a male Resplendent Quetzal and got a relatively nice photo.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
I'm at friends I met on couchsurf.org. I'll be here just one night but have a feeling I'll se them again sometime. This evening I took a walk in the forest from there place and stopped in a gallery of art by a w Oman from the USA who's lived here in Monteverde 40 years... The artist is Sarah. Quite a gallery of watercolor painting with tropical forest theme.
Such a cool artist's house and quite a garden as well.