Getting There - Aneel's Travelogue

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Cahuita Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica, Thursday, 23 January 2014 9:46pm

Our original plan called for us to drive back to San Jose today, but we found ourselves enjoying the Caribbean coast so much that we decided to stick around another day. We spent the morning poking around Puerto Viejo a bit and getting smoothies (starfruit and ginger for me).

We've headed up the coast a little bit to the town of Cahuita. Our new hotel has a lot of foliage around it and we managed to see two sloths and several iguanas in the trees before we'd even moved our luggage to our room.

We spent the afternoon walking in Cahuita National Park, where we saw two Eylash Vipers (and had a ranger tell us that their bites kill humans within hours), white-faced capuchin monkeys, a sloth climbing a vine, some howler monkeys, a pair of raccoons, a pizote, and a variety of crabs, birds, and lizards. We might also have seen an anteater, though it was a little unclear what, exactly, that blob of fur on a branch was.