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Day 6 - La Fortuna to Monteverde

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We left the hotel at La Fortuna and headed to Monteverde in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest.

Outside the La Fortuna hotel...

Leaving town...








Arenal panorama...


During the journey we encountered a group of Howler Monkeys tackling some ripe fruit.

Mother and baby...


 

The males had very flashy sets of bright white testicles...


 

Resting them on a branch...





Graham lines up a shot...





Ornamental Toucans at a roadside stall...






We had lunch at the Tree House Restaurant in Santa Elena.

Tree growing through the restaurant...




The Santa Elena cloud forest...


We visited the Don Juan coffee plantation in the afternoon, it was a good trip, we examined & tasted coffee beans at various stages in their development; tasted cocoa pods in their natural state and crushed sugar cane for a very sweet drink. The eponymous Don Juan came out to greet everybody and shake our hands.

However, all that said, here's Miche in a cart...


Flower and unripe coffee beans, they're red when they're ready for picking...


Banana flower...




Steve & I turning the sugar cane crusher. The cane produces an incredibly sweet juice...





Guest at dinner...





Next - Day 7 - Monteverde


Day 1 - Travel to San Jose Day 6 - To Monteverde Day 11 - Golfito
Day 2 - To Tortuguero Day 7 - Monteverde Day 12 - To Savegre Valley
Day 3 - Tortuguero Day 8 - To Manuel Antonio Day 13 - Savegre Valley
Day 4 - To La Fortuna Day 9 - Manuel Antonio Day 14 - To San Jose
Day 5 - La Fortuna Day 10 - To Golfito Day 15 - San Jose & Home

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