Originally our plan had been to fly from Tortuguero to La Fortuna but, due to maintenance issues with the plane, the flight was cancelled and there were no others available. Instead, we travelled by land - initially leaving Laguna Lodge on the boat and travelling by coach to Guapilles and then being picked up by Juan Carlos to take us the rest of the way. This meant that we were able to stop off at Tirimbina on the way where we had a guide, Luis, to take us around the reserve.

Rio Sarapiqui

Rio Sarapiqui

Hanging bridge

Hanging bridge

Iguana in a tree

Iguana in a tree

The tour took us across a hanging bridge into the primary forest and around a circular path through the forest, along which we saw interesting plants and animals.

Palm 'horn' containing new growth

Palm 'horn' containing new growth

Walking palm

Walking palm

Some of the highlights were the views into the trees from the hanging bridge, the walking palm with nibbed roots and the closer view of a sloth.

Woodpecker

Woodpecker

Poison-dart Frog

Poison-dart Frog

Sloth

Sloth

on to Arenal - Volcano Hike