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Braulio Carrillo National Park, CR
Up early today to take a ride out to the nearby tropical rain forest. The park was founded in 1978 in order to save some of the area that was being opened up by the Guapiles Highway, and it was named after the third president of Costa Rica who ruled in the mid 1800’s.
We took the trail named “Capulin”, which took us exactly ninety minutes to stroll/hike. Saw some tapir tracks and evidence of tent making bats (no bats though). True to form, it was raining but the canopy was thick enough that we didn’t get very wet.
Had delicious whole fried snapper covered in a coconut, onion and pepper sauce for lunch. On the restaurant grounds were many little red frogs with blue legs about the size of a dime. Also saw several hawks and toucans from a distance.
Blue Jean Frog
A spectacular natural formation was at the Rio Sucio (Dirty River) bridge. Two rivers, one crystal clear and the other brown orange blend together at this point. Lots of fun to see despite having to dodge traffic on the bridge.