|Embracing the rain...|
|Crocodile on water taxi ride|
The Peninsula seems well preserved, with the cornerstone being the Corcovado National Park. There is still a lot of primary forest here, as well as recovered secondary forest. This is testament to the government here reversing a poor decision about 40 years ago (encouraging settlers to go into the rainforest, cut it down and set up farms) and deciding 30 years ago to pay gold miners to leave. We spent one day in the actual park and saw an incredible array of wildlife.
|Chestnut Mandibled Toucan|
|Golden Orb Spider|
|Shag Carpet Caterpillar|
On another morning, Lauri glanced out our side porch, and we were treated to 15 minutes of a spider monkey troupe swinging by. The day before it was a small group of howler monkeys wandering through, punctuated by their deafening roars. And there is a 3-toed sloth that is a regular, slow-motion visitor.
|Spider monkey in the backyard|
|3-toed sloth visitor|
|Jamie & Jason wandering on Playa Cocalito|
We will certainly miss this place.
|Sunset over Drake Bay|