We drove from the pier to a private dock and boarded a pontoon boat which is designed to navigate the coastal river system. We cruised through the Tortuguero canals.
This ride into the jungle habitat serves as an excellent prelude to your next stop in the pristine Veragua Rainforest. The rainforest adventure begins with a guided tour through several exhibits housing indigenous animals such as snakes, frogs, and butterflies. Next, we rode an open-air aerial tram that will carry you into the rainforest canopy. It’s a window into a world that we couldn’t have experienced otherwise. At the halfway point, we got off the tram, and we walked the Trail of the Giants, which is a jungle path that winds past towering 300-year-old trees to a 65-foot waterfall. Then, after riding the tram back into the canopy, we had a nice lunch before returning to the pier.
Today we flew with another couple to Costa Rica for our friends 60th birthday. We met Ben and Nancy at JFK airport at 6am to catch our flight. After a 5 hour flight we arrived at the airport and rented a car. We stayed at the JW Marriott Guanacaste in Tamarindo.
We really didn’t do much on this trip it was more of a relaxing by the pool vacation. There was only one day that we decided to drive to the rain forest after a four hour drive we finally got to the rain forest and it was closed due to too much rain. You can’t make this stuff up!
The next day John went horseback riding he said it was the best riding he has ever done. The horses were in great shape, and he was able to run and run not just walking ride.