Corcovado Natl Park

    Day 1

    Day 1 - Monday, December 10, 2012 - Depart U.S.; Arrive San José, Costa Rica

    We woke up at 4:30 am to -1 degrees and chilly winds. The day before we had had about six inches of snow. It has been so mild and dry this fall, we were happy...

    Day 2

    Day 2 - Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - San José; Fly to Drake Bay; Explore Cocolito Beach

    The sun was bright when we woke up at 6:30! We have been watching the weather in Costa Rica for a few weeks and we were thrilled to see that we were not...

    Day 3

    Day 3 - Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - Drake Bay; Discover Corcovado National Park

    We were up at 5:00 for our excursion to Corcovado National Park. The resort staff fixed us an early breakfast so we could meet Manuel at 6:30. Wendy and Doyne from Oregon joined our group just...

    Day 4

    Day 4 - Thursday, December 13, 2012 - Drake Bay; Fly to San José; Afternoon on Our Own; Begin Main Trip

    The departure time from the resort was not until 8:45 which gave us an opportunity to sleep in until 7:00. We had a leisurely breakfast and thanked the staff...

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Day 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve

The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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