We began our 3 month trip to the area with a one month stay at Mariposario. We were in the purple room with the huge balcony. After a few days I remarked to Michael that we really had not seen much wildlife. I looked to my left, and right next to us, a howler was stretched full length, eating leaves off of a tree. The rest of the troop was in the tree and the male way down, guarding his females. From then on, howlers and white faced monkeys were always around to charm. Also incredible birds that Ryan and Josh knew all the names of. As well as the trees, the spiders, the lizards. The staff, Alice and Adrianna were dreams. The food that Perla and Melba cooked, incredibly prepared and enough to feed an army. All Costa Rican treats like tamarindo juice and pancakes made from Yuccas, special syrups. And some of the best people stayed there. I have three dazzling friends on fb-- one from Sweden, one from Long Island and one from Philadelphia. Terrific people ==we yacked for hours--interesting and just wonderful.. They gravitate here. The butterfly garden to keep species going...As far as a B&B, great!!!! And as far as activities I absolutely recommend the Tortuga Island snorkeling. If the water is clear, and it is not windy, worth every cent. The staff helped me get my card back that had been eaten by the ATM, they called taxis, they recommended beaches and restaurants. Josh is so calm, so knowledgeable...ask him about anything. Also the sunrises are incredible...not to be missed because the howler monkeys begin with their howling at sunrise. But, heck, you're in the jungle. What could be better?
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- Welcome to Mariposario Montezuma Gardens, your Costa Rican bed and breakfast. Come visit our jungle-butterfly-garden by the sea. Once you arrive, your concept of time will vanish! ... more less
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