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Old May 3rd, 2005, 01:44 AM
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Okay...don't laugh, but

If you had to pick one, two, or maybe three areas of Costa Rica where you would see the MOST wildlife, where would it/they be...? Thanks so very much, Tina
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 06:26 AM
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We saw the most wildlife at Tortugaro when we were there 4 years ago. I was told that it's changed a lot though. We also saw a lot of cool stuff on Osa Peninsula this spring. One thing being a huge wolf spider in our room.
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 08:28 AM
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You can see lots of wildlife on Osa peninsula, then tour Cano Negro (north of Arenal) for the caymans, birds, lizards, monkeys.
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Thank you both for the info and.....not laughing at me! ok, LOL! I just thought of something else. Does anyone happen to know anything about the JAGUARS I used to read about when I first started looking into going to CR? It listed Jags as one of the many animals you can see there. It must be in a very isolated area that they live or that u can see them, I assume. Might be a good thing too cuz as beautiful as they are and as awesome as it would be to see one in the wild, I don't think I'd want to run into one while hiking around the jungle with my family-yikes! Unless they are friendlier in CR, like the locals!
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You will not see many jaguars in Costa Rica, but yo will see lots of BMWs. Sorry, I could not resist.

Joking aside, big cat sidings in CR are pretty rare in the main touristy places although a guide bragged about seeing a puma the day before.
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 02:56 PM
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Still not laughing!

I vote for the Osa (particularly Bosque del Cabo - which - wasn't there a big cat siting just a few weeks ago? Or something big? Can't remember what it was.), Tortuguero and I don't know! I must say that Manuel Antonio had the most monkeys that I have ever seen. So many choices, it is hard to pick your top 3.
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Dario.....I liked that, that was good! Def., got me laughing! Thank you all very much for the great info. I am somewhat disappointed tho cuz I just read that that area (Osa) is VERY hot and humid, even more so than other areas and I am already going to have a really hard time with the h&h as I am super sensitive to it. We live in a dry, mountainous region of California so....I don't know if I can be that brave. #39;(
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The Osa is hot and humid and I don't think there are many air conditioners or swimming pools, however, it if fabulous and you'll get used to the h/h conditions in a day. As I remember Tortugaro was hot and humid also, no air but at least a swimming pool. We live where it's cold/humid and we all got used to it. We did put the Osa last on our itinarary so that we could get used to the heat first.
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Jaguars, hmmm, they are on Osa, but as one researcher who has lived there for a year told us, all depends on luck. You may see them, we did not. We drove to Carate, hiked to Sirena, spent there 2 nights and did not see jaguar. The same researcher told me that one gorup of poele flew to Sirena from Puerto Jimenez for day and during this time they saw: all four species of monkey and jaguar.
We live in mountains of Colorado, so it was a bit hot and humid for us but before we went on our trip to Corcovado park, we stayed 3 days in Hacienda Baru and get a bit of acclimatization. Sure, our hike from Carate to Sirena was not easy but I would do it again. Imagine being woken up by the roar or howler monkey, to be in the middle of jungle, to hear and see macaws, mokeys ...
I would do it again in a heart beat.
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