Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Costa Rica Day 4 - Tortuguero National Park to Sarapiqui

Brochure:  Embark on a leisurely boat ride to the mainland as you travel to the fascinating Sarapiqui region • Visit an organic pineapple plantation and learn about the various types of this exotic fruit and why Costa Rican pineapples are among the world’s best • Join a local expert at La Tirimbina Biological Reserve for a fascinating bat tour explaining the biological importance of these flying mammals.
9:30am  On the river boat back to a town with roads. There are 20 people in our group, which makes it a nice size. 8 of us old ladies (except for Heather, who's the youngest) and 12 others from the US, Great Britain and Canada. Several couples,  a few single travelers, all various ages so not just retired people, 5 men. Sue is not doing any tour guiding so we're all 1 group.

5pm. Had a long bus ride on a gravel road to get back to the highway, then stopped for a nice lunch. We were running late because the driver kept stopping to show us stuff - sloths, rhinoceros beetles, some other stuff I forgot. So we went straight to the pineapple plantation for a tour. was surprised to see a Texas flag there, but the plantation is owned by Collin Street Bakery,
from Corsicana.  They even have a shop there, but it was closed. The tractor tour was a lot of fun and he kept feeding us fresh pineapples right out of the ground. Ended with pina coladas served in the pineapple.

9:30pm Just got back from a nature preserve where we got to look at and pet some bats.  Getting ready to head to the room for bed.  Didn't get much exercise today but we're all tired from the long drive. Going on a river raft ride tomorrow I think. Good night for now.

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