Monday, March 15, 2010

Costa Rica- Cano Negro






After a two hour bumpy ride from our hotel, we arrive in Los Chiles, a culturally mixed village that sits only 4 kilometers from the Nicaraguan border. Here the boat awaited our river adventure into the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge. We went on a 4 hour floating safari on the River Frio through tropical rain forest, pastures and marsh.

We were there during the dry season and saw 100's of birds of many species, including cormorant, spoonbill and jabirus, We saw howler and spider monkeys, as well as iguana, caiman, crocodile, and lizards that walked on the water.

At the end of the boat ride, some people got off the boat for a few minutes in Nicaragua, but I did not- worried about lurking rebels more than crocodiles wasI!!

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