I thank my lucky stars that the travel company billeted us at Pachira Lodge. It is the perfect spot for a combination of eco-tourism and R&R.
Pachira Lodge has 88 rooms, there are 4 rooms in each lodge. We were housed in the first lodge, rooms 1-4 for our group. Ours was #2. Rooms 1 and 2 face the entry.
Let me show you our accommodations during our stay in Tortuguero.
The entry to Rooms 1 and 2
The side view. The first 2 windows on the left belong to our room.
Wrapped around balcony. I spent a lot of time from this spot shooting at butterflies.
The traditional Costa Rican rocking chair didn't get much use from us - too many activities to do.
Night shot of our little lodge.
Would you believe that I had almost no picture of the interiors of the lodge?
In between activities, we found time to walk around the perimeter and followed the paved pathways.
There were plenty to discover just following these pathways.
I rediscovered my love of flowers:
This was high up and was shooting at it from the ground. I don't know if this one's an orchid.
Dainty with regal bearing.
A weed with the most charming little white flower.
The heliconias were ubiquitous, so were the ants.
The Dona Aurora (and Dona Luz) were also everywhere.
And so are these member of the ginger family.
Won't be a tropical paradise without hibiscus.
Not sure what these are or they the same "berries" we have here in the states that come every fall.
I feel love everywhere I look :)
The pool area. Behind the chairs is the jungle.
A favorite spot to while away those brief precious moments between activities.
Only in Pachira Lodge did I learn that there are species of land only crabs. Here's one that's annoyed at the attention he's getting. They burrow near the roots of trees. We found them burrowing where the roots are big and are coming up from the ground.
All meals were buffet setting.
The bar is festive at night.
Two thumbs up for Pachira Lodge. I highly recommend it.