Friday, January 19, 2018

Arenal Observatory Lodge

Although, as I said in my last post, I shake my head at the concept of building a hotel half-way up a very active volcano, the view from the Arenal Observatory Lodge is phenomenal. The lodge is surrounded by jungle and maintains active bird feeders, making it a birder’s paradise. Miles of nature trails wind their way through the forest and the lodge maintains large flower gardens.

Unfortunately for us, 10 July, was the rainiest of our tour. The weather cut down on the birds we saw and made finding dragonflies difficult. As you will see, however, we did not completely strike out in the wildlife department. The tour was planned for the rainy season, since this time affords the best dragonfly viewing when it is not raining. The good news is that we enjoyed fairly dry days for almost all the other days of our trip.

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