"Paradise? Pura Vida? Oh Yeah" Top 5 Page for this destination Costa Rica by Suzie3
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Oh how I had been wanting to see a real live monkey in the wild! Boy do they have them. I have probably seen hundreds of them down there since my first time but still get excited. It is a land of constant surprises and constant change. You can hear the macaws coming for 1/2 mile. Have had hundreds of dolphins swimming beside the boat while fishing. Strange creatures around every corner from the tiniest ant to those elusive cats and anteaters.
You can be in the cloud forest and and hour later be in the rain forest. Another hour and you are at the beach. Backtrack a couple of hours and you are in a bustling noisy city.
This is the clay colored robin, Costa Ricas national bird. Not the prettiest but highly valued years ago by the farmers who knew when to plant by the song of the Robin.
The Violet Sabrewing is the largest hummingbird in Costa Rica.
- Pros:The wonderful smiling people. Most of them anyway.
- Cons:Lots of americans living there but I'm not....yet. :(
- In a nutshell:After 12 years of traveling down there I am still finding wonderful surprises around every corner.
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