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Costa Rica: The Show

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  • Detail Arenal Observatory
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  • Our itinerary: 11/17-12/17, 2021
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  • Stripe-headed Sparrow (© Nick Viani 11/19) Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, Costa Rica
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  • The Ahmuty-Viani family beneath Las Chorreras Falls falls at Guachipelin, Costa Rica
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  • Day 1 at Guachipelin - Diving into Las Chorreras Falls
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  • Room service art (© Nick Viani 11/20) Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, Costa Rica
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  • Applying mud at Termales & Cataratas De Rio Negro (the thermal pools) (© Nick Viani 11/20) Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, Costa Rica
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  • Geothermal bubbling mud pits (© Nick Viani 11/20) Rincon De La Vieja, Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, Costa Rica
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  • Turkey Vulture (© Nick Viani 11/20) Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, Costa Rica
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  • Great-tailed Grackle (© Nick Viani 11/20) Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, Costa Rica
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  • Ancient artifact at Hacienda Guachipelin
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  • Pool-side luncheon at Hacienda Guachipelin
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  • Our bungalow at Hacienda Guachipelin
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  • Arenal Volcano from the highway - a rare view as it remained hidden for the remainder of our visit.
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  • Heading up to the Sky Adventures Arenal Park Zip lines
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  • Michael preparing for the Sky Adventures Arenal Park Zip lines
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  • Cassidy on the Zip Lines at Sky Adventures Arenal Park Zip lines
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  • Sooney zipping along at Sky Adventures Arenal Park Zip lines
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  • Emerald Tanager (© Nick Viani) Arenal Observatory, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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  • Gray-capped Flycatcher (© Nick Viani) Arenal Observatory, Costa Rica
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  • Scarlet-rumped Tanager AKA Passerini's Tanager (© Nick Viani) Arenal Observatory, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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  • Scarlet-rumped Tanager AKA Passerini's Tanager (© Nick Viani) Arenal Observatory, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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  • Crested Guan (© Nick Viani) Arenal Observatory, Costa Rica
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  • Facial party at our villa at Arenal Observatory
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  • Our villa at Arenal Observatory
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  • The view from our villa at Arenal Observatory
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  • Sooney at low tide (© Nick Viani) Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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  • Yellow-fronted Parrot (© Nick Viani) Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica`
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  • White-throated Magpie-Jay (© Nick Viani) Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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  • Riley surfing at Tamarinda Beach (© Nick Viani) Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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  • Crested Caracara (© Nick Viani) Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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  • Green Iguana (© Nick Viani) Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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  • Rufous-naped Wren supervising nesting construction inside paper lantern (© Nick Viani) Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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  • Howler Monkeys (© Nick Viani) Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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  • Detail - Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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  • Red-legged Honeycreeper (© Nick Viani) Heliconias Lodge, Costa Rica
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  • Yellow-throated Euphonia (© Nick Viani) Heliconias Lodge, Costa Rica
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  • Great Kiskadee (© Nick Viani) Arenal Observatory, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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  • Greater Curassow (© Nick Viani) Arenal Observatory, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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  • Gartered Trogon (© Nick Viani) Arenal Observatory, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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  • Sooney & Nick atop the Arenal Observatory tower
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  • Broad-billed Motmot (© Nick Viani) Bogarin Trail, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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  • Muscovy Duck - Wild (© Nick Viani) Bogarin Trail, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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  • Yellow-fronted Toucan AKA Chestnut-mandible Toucan (© Nick Viani) Bogarin Trail, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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  • Green Honeycreeper (© Nick Viani) Bogarin Trail, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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  • Gray-necked Wood-Rail (© Nick Viani) Bogarin Trail, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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  • Boat-billed Heron (© Nick Viani) Bogarin Trail, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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  • 3-toed Sloth (© Nick Viani) Bogarin Trail, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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  • Orange-chinned Parakeet (© Nick Viani) Bogarin Trail, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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  • Yellow-billed Cacique (© Nick Viani) Bogarin Trail, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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