~Travel Friends & Friends Costa Rica 1~
 
 
 
Our trip to Costa Rica with Tauck Tours took us to the Pacific Coast and Rain Forest of this country, staying in a resort located on the Pacific Ocean , one located at 5,000 feet in the Rain Forest to another in the dryer portion of the Rain Forest. There was great diversity in not only the weather, but the plants and wildlife there. This is the end of their dry season and soon the rivers we floated on will rise some 25 feet or more to breach their banks and flood the area. Costa Rica is a country with a large middle class which has been greatly influenced by the production of coffee. Land was given to farmers who agreed to grow coffee. This was a trip filled with fun adventures from horseback riding to the top of the zip lines, floating down 2 rivers viewing wildlife, beautiful trees, plants and hiking in a Cloud Forest (seeing a pair of Quetzal Birds which haven't been spotted for over 10 years). I spent much of my time chasing birds, butterflies and hummingbirds which are almost impossible to capture. Many of the flowers and plants I have not been able to identify so they have not been labeled. If you know what they are I would love to know and add it to the picture.
 

Playa Hermosa

 

 

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Pacific Ocean at the Playa Hermosa Resort

 

 

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Drift Wood

 

 

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Ficus Tree with hanging roots
Fern growing on the tree

 

 

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Rooms at the hotel
View from the room

 

 

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View of the ocean

 

 

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Twisted root of a ficus tree
Decorative Monkey

 

 

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Sunset

 

 

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Bon Fire

 

 

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Apelandra
Peace Lily

 

 

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Parrots Beak
 

 

 

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Green Iguana
 
 
 
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