01-21 Osa Peninsula

Scarlet Macaw

21st.January, Osa Peninsula

I left at 8.00 for the transfer to Corcovado and the El Remanso Lodge where I would be spending the most time. It was an even longer transfer with the same driver as I had beforeand he even had to drive back to San Jose the same day, a total of 12 hours driving!I was glad I would myself be flying back to San Jose. Starting again on the high ridge road we soon descended to San Isidro and then left the trans-American highway to reach the Pacific Coast at Dominical. Many attractive flowering trees could be seen on route. Along the coastal road there were some signs of seaside holiday facilities but most of it was still undeveloped. Occasional glimpses of the Pacific Ocean could be seen between the trees. Eventually we crossed the landward end of the Osa Peninsula and reached the Golfo Dulce on the Southern side, finally arriving at our destination of Puerto Jimenez. However my journey was not yet over since I changed to a jeep for another hours drive to the El Remansolodge.This was though already a safari tour as we saw wildlife on the way including the fabulous Scarlet Macaws, a large Tropical Screech-Owl and a Three-toed Sloth.

I accompanied an English couple during the jeep drive and we shared our experiences of the various Costa Rican nature parks. There were several other English guests at the lodge and I was always able to join some of them for the excellent dinners which were served there.

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