The boat ride was amazing, and it led to the most incredible little hotel tucked away in the depths of the rain forest. The shade provides a nice break from the heat and the trees are home to howler monkeys and more sloths!
After checking into the rooms and a bit of pool time, we took a boat again to the town of Tortuguero, which is full of fascinating history. We learned about the work being done to conserve the sea turtle, and Columbia College adopted a sea turtle!
The town of Tortuguero is gorgeous and friendly. The people were nice, the stores were interesting, and there were so many precious dogs running around. There are no cars allowed in the town, so it was lovely to meander from store to store without traffic to bother us.
We were also able to visit a beach that is on the Carribean side of Costa Rica, and it was fantastic. The water felt nice, the breeze was calming, and the waves were wonderful. It was surprising that the sand was dark brown instead of light brown/almost white, but it felt the same.
We had dinner once we returned to the hotel, and several people went on a night walk in search of frogs and other reptiles. Fingers crossed they find something amazing!