Costa Rica: La Paz waterfall

24 Apr

The visit to Volcan Poas almost happened. We drove on tracks and bumpy roads, passed through clouds and when we reached the entrance of the park, the cloud we were in was so thick that we made a U turn and went somewhere else instead. A wonderful place, La Paz waterfall gardens. In retrospect it’s too bad we wasted time earlier.

Mist

Mist

Highlights of La Paz waterfall gardens: walking in a giant aviary –including walking where toucans fly, seeing many kinds of snakes –including some of the most dangerous ones of Costa Rica, I walked among a myriad of butterflies, and of course the waterfalls.

Toucan, close-up

Toucan, close-up


Morpho, close-up

Morpho, close-up


Puma face

Puma face

We continued on bumpy roads and pretty good roads, but also very shaky ones (Vlad got to push the 4WD button on the dashboard) for 2.5 hours to reach the Arenal Observatory Lodge.

Tree

Tree

We arrived a bit after sundown. The Arenal appeared enshrouded in clouds too, I see a pattern here. We’ll see tomorrow if we see it. We’re here three nights. There are numerous hikes. But now, there is sleep to be had.

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