Our Hotel whilst there (Villa Lapas) was on the river which was only 50 yards from our room, sadly we were really only there to have breakfast and get out, usually getting back as it was getting dark, so despite the fantastic gardens and forest around us it was difficult to pick things up:
We did see, Northern Waterthrush, Great Kiskadee, Blue and Grey Tanager, Yellowish Flycatcher, Summer Tanager, Scarlet Macaw and Woodcreeper. On the non birding front, plenty of Iguana and J.C. Lizards
|Blue Grey Tanager|
|Distant Summer Tanager taken through the coach window|
After this it was a 4 hour drive up to our next hotel where we were stopping for 7 nights, near Meulle about 1 hour from the Arenal Volcano.
Our Hotel here had great gardens and was again on the river, after unpacking we went for a wander around to get our bearings. Seeing:
Spotted Sandpiper, Short Billed Dowitcher, Tanagers galore (Palm, Blue Grey, Golden Crowned, Passerinis), Northern Waterthrush, Woodcreeper, More Iguana, Ruddy Ground Dove......)
Over the next few days we made a few trips out to the Arenal Volcano area where we had a cable car ride over the rain forest, walked trails through the forest, visited the old Lava Flows and had a go on a zip wires across a valley over the forest which was awesome!
From these trips we added not a huge amount, but these are some of the highlights:
|White-throated Magpie Jay|
|Eyelash Palm Pitviper|
|Borad Billed |Motmot|
The light was terrible and had nowhere to keep the camera still!
Part 3, to follow......................................................
Link to the photos: Costa Rica Photos