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Photos - El Remanso & Bosque del Cabo (Osa) and Xandari (Alajuela)

Photos - El Remanso & Bosque del Cabo (Osa) and Xandari (Alajuela)

Old Nov 15th, 2009, 06:28 AM
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Photos - El Remanso & Bosque del Cabo (Osa) and Xandari (Alajuela)

Haven't cobbled together a trip report but have got my photos up. Apolgies for excessive spider monkey pics in the Bosque section, and I severely edited!

Pics from El Remanso - http://picasaweb.google.com/sheva07/...eat=directlink

Pics from Bosque del Cabo - http://picasaweb.google.com/sheva07/...eat=directlink

Pics from Xandari - http://picasaweb.google.com/sheva07/...eat=directlink

I didn't caption all of the pics, just some; any question please ask Hopefully shillmac and any other birders will chime in with what some of the birds are.
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Old Nov 15th, 2009, 06:55 AM
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Wow, tully, beautiful pics. I'm anxious to hear what you thought of El Remanso. I love the poison dart frogs and wow, you got a blue morpho.
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Old Nov 15th, 2009, 07:46 AM
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Welcome back! You must be in post-trip depression right now? Thanks for the photos.

So, they're redoing Congo?! Wow. It seemed so perfect before, I can't imagine how amazing it'll be now. Gotta get back...
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Old Nov 15th, 2009, 09:31 AM
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Yea, amazing to see all the changes and upgrades at BdC - looks like they've been doing some hard work.
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Old Nov 15th, 2009, 09:33 AM
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I already e-mailed you, but forgot to say:

Hey! You got some really good bird photos. I think you are becoming a "bit" of a birder! Hurray! Very proud of you!
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Old Nov 15th, 2009, 10:09 AM
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Great pictures Tully! The pictures of the view from Lapa brought back wonderful memories, that's where we stayed a few years back and the view is spectacular. Just when I think I'm sure we're not going back to BDC next trip...I see that and my plans may just change!

Great bird and monkey pictures!

Thanks!
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Old Nov 15th, 2009, 10:21 AM
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Great pics, especially of the babies. Love the bats. El Remanso looks great, eh? And Xandari is beautiful, love the colors! Welcome back!
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Old Nov 15th, 2009, 12:48 PM
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Thanks With Congo being the most requested and Lapa being the 2nd, they've put off upgrades more than the other cabinas as they're always occupied. They finally decided to just get them blocked off and get them done. The new Lapa deck is amazing....it was my first cabina there and loved the view, now it's even better. Congo looks spectacular as well. In the Sol picture, there was actually some construction work just off the side of the pic on the patio, they're working there too.

shillmac I actually took the birding tour!! You'd be so proud. We saw lots and lots of....birds. Type? Completely forgotten by now sorry

Ready to go back, already throwing out schedules in my head!
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Old Nov 15th, 2009, 03:30 PM
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Ohh Tully! I loved them all! Beautiful! I hope you will post a report, How long were you gone? We need a report ASAP!!! Toni
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Old Nov 15th, 2009, 05:12 PM
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Did Carlos do his laughing falcon impersonation for you in person?
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Old Nov 16th, 2009, 09:28 AM
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It's a fever, that's what it is! This Costa Rica thing. . .some sort of phenomenon. You'd better watch that birding business--it can really take you over, too. So much that you can't relax in the hammock for having to try to roll out of it while grabbing for your camera and your binoculars at the same time.
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Old Nov 16th, 2009, 02:06 PM
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Great pics Tully! Really interested in your take on El Remanso. We stayed
there 2 years ago and loved it, although I didn't think the trails were as good
as at Bosque. La guinda cabin looks amazing and wasn't built when I was
there last. We stayed in this incredible open air cabin(can't remember it's name) just
before you decend the path to the beach,behind the yoga platform. Were Adriana and Daniel
still there? They were wonderful people!
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Old Nov 16th, 2009, 03:59 PM
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toni just a quickie trip, 6 nights on the Osa with nights in/out back in SJ/Alajuela. Already planning next trip! Loved the double deck at Casa Blanca, I could get used to that as well!

vg - no, I joked about it but didn't get it

shillmac I think you're putting too much faith in me Carlos would say ah a rumpy ruby buttwarbler and I would stumble off going ah a spider monkey!

crlover, thanks. No Adriana & Daniel were just winding up their honeymoon. But Cindy C (from Bosque) is now running things as a general manager. You must've stayed in La Vanilla (sp?), that was right on the other side of the trail by me but no one was in it. I'll try to get a report together this coming weekend, work is going to be a real witch this week.

Thanks all!
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Old Nov 16th, 2009, 06:10 PM
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Thanks tully for the great pics,especially of the awesome changes to the Lapa cabina at Bdc,where I will be staying for four nights next month,thanks to your good reccommed on a previous post!Can't wait to setup my video camera on that new deck,and get some movie of those wild critters that you so capably have recorded on film!Looking forward to your report to get me even more excited about my return to CR !
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Old Nov 17th, 2009, 07:28 PM
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Hi tully

Nice pictures ,enjoyed them all.... now waiting for the Trip Report.
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Old Nov 18th, 2009, 05:20 AM
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Yes Tully, we love that C Blanca deck! There were no tarps when we visited the empty house. I would check the deck out daily returning form the Titi!!

Like Percy...waiting....waiting....
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Old Nov 18th, 2009, 06:57 AM
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Love your pictures! I was impressed by the blue morpho, thinking, "Wow, how did she get that?" Then I read the caption! Just looking at CR pictures makes me say, "Aahhhh."

Looking forward to your report.
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Old Nov 18th, 2009, 10:54 AM
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Great pics tully, makes me want to go back to the Osa again....hmmmmmm

Xandari looks so much nicer than the Orquedias, which we usually stay, looks like it might be time for a change.

Thanks for sharing!
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Old Nov 18th, 2009, 02:00 PM
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Thank you Tully, for bringing joy to my day. Great pictures.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2009, 04:44 AM
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Thanks all, have been swamped at work all week but will get to at least a start of the report today.

owl yes I usually do Orquideas as well but may have to change - Xandari was really great!

toontown hope you have a troop come by as well, the deck is so big now, they really did a nice job.
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