Today we left Sarapiqui and the Selva Verde Hotel and headed for La Fortuna. We had a great visit in the rain forest at our hotel (it is part of the only continguous corridor of protected rain forest running from the sea to 9000 ft above sea level), Tirimbina, and the La Selva Biological Research Station.
Here are some more pictures of the amazing days in Sarapiqui:
|Bullet Ant Do not touch handrails!|
|Golden Orb Weaver|
|Huge Antler Tree|
|Bridge at Tirimbina|
Visited an agricultural middle high school on the way to La Fortuna today (The Instituto Agropecuario Costaricense). It was a great experience to see high school kids working on agricultural research! They are a technical school focused on three primary thrusts, agriculture using sustainable agriculture techniques, computer science and Ecotourism!
Here are a few pictures of the school and some of the wildlife we found at Selva Verde and at the school:
|Coconut Weevil - it was huge!|
|Here is where we left this morning|
|This is the entrance to the school we visited|
|Lettuce Transplants to be grown hydroponically in inert rock|
|Yes they have Saddlebacks here too (muy grande!)|
|Making Recycled Paper|
|One of the biggest trees I´ve every seen|
|Reserch Plot (rice in foreground!)|
|Meat production at the school|
The National Tree of Costa Rica - The Guanacosta Tree
Tomorrow we take a tour on the canopy bridges and in the afternoon we´re hiking Arenal.
Wish me luck!