We rose early and packed up all of our stuff for the short walk to the entrance of the park. It was a last chance to enjoy trekking in the forest and we had glorious sun and spectacular views all the way down.
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In dribs and drabs we arrived at the entrance to the park.
It took a few hours to get everything sorted, we loaded up our truck and after a spot of lunch hit the road for the 5 hour drive back to Santa Domingo and INBIO.
Soon we hit the pineapple plantations that border the park, and the road is dusty and dry.
We are much lower down now and the air is hotter and it is difficult not to miss the cool of the forest.
Driving up to reach Santa Domingo we had to cross Cerro de la Muerte and we drove up through the clouds.
Tomorrow, I am going to try and explore the herbarium at INBIO but, mainly, I am going to wash and sleep! Back in civilization I look a complete state…
Note: Tom is currently on his way back to the UK, so I am posting his final blogs from Costa Rica on his behalf.
Jonathan - NaturePlus host