Journal

cruisin', part two: costa rica.

Límon, Costa Rica was our next port of call on our holiday cruise. I wasn’t feeling too well when we were there, as I caught a cold the day we embarked. But with a two dozen tissues in hand, I joined my parents on our excursion that took us on a riverboat cruise through the Tortuguero Canals and an aerial tram ride in the Veragua Rainforest mountain reserve.

Our journey through the Tortuguero Canals was superbly relaxing and very informative thanks to our knowledgeable tour guide, Roy. He pointed out all kinds of animals that inhabited the area including sloths, herons, and caimans. It was my first time seeing such animals so I was very pleased to experience a natural zoo, so to speak.

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After a bus ride into the mountains, we arrived at the Veragua Rainforest mountain reserve. Upon our arrival, we were surrounded by lush greenery and quite a bit of humidity. Roy took our small tour group on a short walk through the rainforest, teaching us about the many different kinds of plants and animals found in the rainforest. Soon after our walk, we proceeded on an aerial tram ride through and above the rainforest. We were able to see and experience the rainforest from different perspectives. One of the coolest things on this tram ride was spotting an umbrellabird.

Our tiny taste of what Costa Rica has to offer was a very nature-focused one, but I highly enjoyed every moment. 

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Next up: the Panama Canal! x