Sarapiqui and La Selva — 23/2 – 26/2
We stayed at Selva Verde Lodge and Rainforest Reserve, a lovely place on the banks of the river. The tropical lowlands of Sarapiqui, are a wildlife-rich riparian zone along the banks of the Sarapiqui River. We had great views over the river from the restaurant.
La Selva Biological Station is run by the Organisation for Tropical Studies (OTS) and was a highlight of the tour. The station is one of the four most famous tropical research facilities in the world and our two-day visit was led by one of the researchers. This rain forest region at the base of the Caribbean slope is well-known for having a great diversity of tropical flora and fauna.
We could have stayed longer but the next destination beckoned. On the way, we stopped at Las Iguanas. This is so named because they encourage the presence of the local Green Iguanas. Carol and Sandra had great fun stroking them whilst the rest of us took photos (see below).
Next area — Arenal Observatory — Days 6 to 8 (26/2 – 28/2)
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