HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION
By Alexandra Love
Tortuguero was very hard to get to: You have to go two hours by highway, two hours by gravel road and two hours by boat. You’re not allowed in the river or ocean because the river has crocodiles and the ocean has sharks and barracudas. Mwamba Lodge has a butterfly farm and a frog farm: A red-eyed tree frog jumped on my leg once and at first I was so surprised I screamed. But I didn’t want to scare him off, so I stayed quiet and he got so comfortable he curled up and went to sleep.
My favorite part about Costa Rica was when we got to the see howler monkeys, coatimundi (which looks like a raccoon) and a mama and baby sloth. We got so close I could touch it, but I didn’t because I didn’t want to scare them. I also loved going on the big boat to Tortuga Island (www.bayislandcruises.com), where we got to snorkel, ride on a Banana Boat and pet a wild boar.
Costa Rica was an awesome trip: It was so cool to experience nature and learn about wildlife. I’ll never forget it!
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