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Day 12 - Golfito to Savegre

Talamanca Mountains, San Jose Province
 
 


 

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Back onto the Pan-American Highway for our move into the Talamanca Mountains.

We travelled over the Cerro de Meurte 'Mountain of Death' at 3300m.

Below is a hummingbird at a cafe stop at 3100m...

It was a bit chillier than we had been at sea level, possibly why this one is so puffed up...




I was in for a big surprise when I blindly put my hand in my bag to pull out my shoes.

I grabbed something that definitely wasn't a shoe - it was a good sized Wolf Spider - I took him for a longish walk before releasing him into a bush...


We stayed at the Savegre Mountain Hotel at 2200m for 2 nights - on the second night, we were the only guests there as it was low season.

It too had a pair of Hummingbird feeding stations.

An aptly named White-Throated Mountain Gem sticks out his tongue and rolls his eyes...



View when he's not mocking me...


 

We went on a Quetzal hunt on the afternoon that we arrived - these shy, rare birds are the main reason for the valley's popularity.

We saw at least a pair, but they kept high and only seemed to give coy, over the shoulder looks.

Resplendent Quetzal...


 

Fair to say that I was mesmerised by the hummingbirds again...


White-Throated Mountain Gem...


Purple-Throated Mountain Gem...










 


Female Purple-Throated Mountain Gem...



 



 


Next Stop - Day 13 - Savegre Valley


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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