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Costa Rica, Mexico

Costa Rica, Mexico
Had a great day and we were supposed to be back
to catch the boat at 5.30pm.Our bus held the whole ship up ‘cos we did not arrive back on the wharf until 6pm.

It was a great tour as we got out into the country and took a little diesel train ride (2 carriages)up into the mountains. From here you could see the banana plantations and lots & lots of watermelon farms in the valleys below.
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During the ride we saw some howler monkeys and at one stage a baby boa constrictor got onto the train. The guide held it up for us to take a photo.
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Then a coach picked us up and took us further into the wildlife/mangrove area for a flat –bottomed boat ride thru’ the mangrove channels. We saw some little crocodiles and we were very lucky to see a scarlet macaw. Got a photo so hope I can enlarge it and crop it and get a good photo as they are on the verge of extinction.

We did not see them but there were sugar farms and coffee plantations 35 miles east from Puntarenas on the way to the capital San Jose 70 miles away from the port.

Our next port of call was Zihuatanejo, pronounced zee-what-a-nay-ho. It
is an overgrown fishing village which has extended around a beautiful bay. We took a tour over the mountain to a high class area full of modern tourist resorts. From there we caught a water taxi to a little island off Ixtapa and here we had a swim and I had a $20 ride on a jet ski.
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Ordered
guacamole and chips and also some shrimps. It was a fun day!!!!!
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Acapulco is everything that your mind envisages with sun, warm blue waters, wonderful natural harbour, bustling markets.etc. A string of restaurants are available all along the beach, with sun lounges and colourful umbrellas in abundance.
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La Quebrada was fantastic and we had a front seat to watch the cliff divers throw themselves off a promontory 130 feet above sea-level.

This is the last blog from me until our next travel excursion. Hope you have enjoyed it. Happy Travelling.

Posted by BerylB 21:32

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This looks like an incredible part of the world. Will definitely look at it in the future. And wow Beryl you look hot in your togs! What a figure. Also did well with the video pic. I haven't quite managed that yet on blogs. One day when I have more time to work it out. Great blogging. Nicky and Geoff

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