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I thought the Jesus Christ lizard (aka. Common basilisk) had gotten its name because the first people who came across it said "Jesus Christ!!" when they saw it. Turns out it got its name because it can actually run on water.

I caught this one perched on a branch, just as it had run some meters across the river in front of us.

David Attenborough says, that for a human to pull off that stunt, you would have to run 100km/h.

The conclusion I take from that is, that Jesus was pretty fast.

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Parque Nacional Los Quetzales

Didn't manage to get a view of the resplendent Quetzal, but we did catch a view of the beautiful Costa Rican cloud forest. We also found a fresh footprint from a Baird's Tapir.

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Checked into Seiku

Acceptable sushi in Rio Segundo.

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Checked into Terida Airport B & B

Nice B&b in Rio Segundo. Very close to the airport, at 9am it tooks us just around 10minutes to make it to the airport the next morning.

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Checked into Manuel Antonio National Park

Great day in the park. Monkeys, sloths, lizards, spiders, potoo, etc

 

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Paddleboarding debut

Not bad doing it in Manuel Antonio national park. Expecting spaghetti arms tomorrow after just a few hours on the board.

It was combined with some snorkeling, but I haven't been very impressed with the visibility here on the Pacific side, 3-4 meters max, which is not great for spotting fish unfortunately.

Apart from that, absolutely no complaints.

¡Pura Vida!

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Con mucho gusto

Pacific Costa Rica at its finest. Drinks at Coco Loco in Playa Flamingo.

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Tasty local brew

A fruity beer, probably not for everyone, but it was refreshing in the heat.

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Lake Arenal

Checked into the Ceiba Tree Lodge on the north shore of Lake Arenal. This was the sunset as seen from our balcony.