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1.PJP_Costa Rica.htm


February 2007     a jungly place click photo for larger picture HOME

   At the time, February 2007, I just contributed to Helen's website: http://www.fands.org.uk/1.FANDSCostaRica.htm This site came later all the pictures scanned from negatives


Costa Rica

Boats leaving Parismina for Tortuguero

Waiting for the boat

Tortuguero is at top right

Tortuguero Town Sign

Original Tree has been "eaten" by a strangler vine

A Night Heron

 A friendly Squirrel

Tortuguero General Store


 Pink house plus locals

"Monkey ladder"

One of the Tortuguero Canals

Black and yellow beetle

A Tortuguero Hotel Launch on the Tortuguero Canal 

Small Blue Heron 

Montezuma Oropendula Nests

Large White Heron

Banded Owl Butterfly

Black river turtles 

Tortuguero Catholic Church with no path to the door.

Looking down on the canopy

Aerial Tram over the rain forest

"Monkey Ladder" Liana

Village house

Large red aphids

The Tortuguero Canal damaged by earthquake from our plane 

Turtle Beach

Jamaican style house Tortuguero


Twin Otter leaves Tortuguero 


Long view of Volcano Arenal

Summit of Volcano Arenal

Port Arenal

Lower falls La Paz

Baby Cayman

Night Heron hunting baby Cayman

Liana with Bromilliads

A Butterfly Siproeta stelenes

Village Church


View of Volcano Arenal from Hotel

Strangler Vine on a tree  

Anhinga, Snake bird 

Swiss-like lakeside Arenal


Giant Bamboo which was an owl roost 

Helen on Hanging Bridge Selvatura

Jersey Brahma Cow on Rio Fortuna farm


Boa Constrictor at Bioparque


Owl Moth outside

One handed photo, Blue Morph

A Tican Cowboy

Village Church

Green Hermit Hummingbird 

Hanging Bridge over cloud forest Monteverde

Howler Monkey

Monarch Butterfly


Corcovado Lodge Landing point

Jungle Falls

Crocodile lurking

Spider with remains of rival


Corcavado at the bottom

Boat for Corcocavardo at Sierpe

Great Potoo Chick on the river bank

Boatyard Sierpe river

Refreshing swim in the jungle


"Glass" frog

Leaf frog


Howler Monkey

Iguana in mating dress

Dawn bird watch at Corcovado

Pedro and Manfred

Cano Island and yacht sailing by

Northern Jacana, Lily walker

Coati begging at the kitchen

Large Cayman

Postman Hybrid Butterfly

The Goth with Hercules Beetle

La Paz Waterfall


Emerald Basilisk

"Enamelled" Tree Frog

Pedro, Chief Ranger Corcovado

Traditional Oxcart

Palmar Park with Lithic Spheres made by pre-colombian Disquis people


Milk trees

Night Heron




Poison Dart Frog

Derelict Banana Loco Palmar

Country House

Another village church 

Ice cold coconuts


American Whiptail Lizard


Red legged blue honey creeper


"Flame in the forest" tree

 Capuchin Monkey

Green Kingfisher

Palmar Sur Airport Departures

Landing at Palmar Sur

Palmar Sur    

Palmar Sur "Airport"

SAN JOSE      

San Jose in the Centre

The Ramada

Through the bus window

Lisa and Chris

A traffic short cut San Jose

A street in San Jose

Windows barred houses, San Jose

The Ramada

Bullet Ants 



Reception Class Rio Fortuna 6.5 years

A Cowboy

Government Prefab for homeless migrant family

Peter etc Making tortillas

A Traditional Meal on a banana leaf

Smallholder Alginaldo & wife 

Traditional Coffee


Old Hacienda Living room

Hacienda Bedroom

A Passion Flower

A toad in the hand

Barethroated Tiger Heron

Off the Pan American Highway

Hummingbird taking off, wings too fast to photograph

Baselisk lizard


Service Area Pan American Highway



Banana packing factory

Two toed sloth in isolated tree on a farm

Student Lunch Break Corcovado

Leafcutter ants

Julia Butterfly

A privy

Basilisk, Jesus Christ Lizard 

Great White Heron

Fer-de-Lance snake


Spider Monkey

Longnose bat

Longnose bats camouflaged