Flanked by the Pacific to its west and the Caribbean Sea to its east, Costa Rica is a rugged and beautiful gem in the heart of Central America. Roughly a quarter of the country is covered by dense and protected jungle, teeming with wildlife from howler monkeys to jaguar. Although the capital San Jose is well known for its array … Read More
Program: Costa Rica Adventure Location: Costa Rica Duration: 3 or 4 weeks Every year close to 3 million tourists visit Costa Rica- that is the equivalent to the size of the entire population! These days a trip to Costa Rica seems to be on everyone’s bucked list: if you are one of the lucky many that are planning to visit … Read More
Program: Expedition Leader Training Location: UK, Costa Rica, Panama Duration: 16 weeks The Expedition Leader Training Course has a lot of moving parts and a huge number of important considerations, and the build-up to such an adventurous undertaking can seem daunting and fraught with uncertainty. Here we’ve put together our answers to seven of participants’ most frequently asked questions, … Read More
It’s been a very exciting week. As you may have already heard from your loved ones, we have had some unexpected guests, Casey and Hamzah, the cutest orang-utan couple in all of Borneo; have found us foreigners quite interesting. For about 2 and a half days, they would visit us at camp. Sometimes they got too close though and would become destructive. So Desty encouraged us to scare them away. Batsum, the chef, is the best at this job…
We had a great start to the week with an awesome weekend in Banos. After our first week in at the animal rescue centre we were happy to check in to a hostel with a cozy bed! As soon as we arrived we saw signs for bungee jumps, rafting and mountain biking so we knew it was going to be an adrenaline filled weekend.
So having began our Costa Rican adventure in San Jose, being met by Meghan, we had an early start to catch the bus to Ojochal on Sunday morning. The drive over the mountains and along the coast was beautiful and after a quick stop to see some Giant Crocodiles just hanging out under the highway we arrived at Base Camp.
Time flies when you are having fun. Yes I am talking about our time in the jungle. After our introduction to jungle at swamp camp going to Doug’s land for the second time came with no grudging or moaning from anyone on our team. Doug’s land is like a little slice of paradise compared to swamp camp. Although I am glad we spent time there and can see both sides of the spectrum…