The Peace Lodge is a group of casitas on the premises of the Gardens. It is very plush and a little over the top but nice none the less. The bed is a big four poster with hanging silk drapes and the shower is a stone cave with a waterfall instead of a shower head. There was a hot tub on the porch but we favored the big heated pool with waterfalls in the common area. The boys loved it and so did Melissa, so that was nice.
Of course there was birds too....
The following Butterflies were in the covered butterfly house so I am not attempting to ID them as they won't count on my life list. However, they are beautiful and deserve at least some mention.
This one seemed to like Melissa's bright shirt.
On the first day there I spent a ton of time hunkered under some shelter in the hummingbird garden while it rained...
Brown Violetear - I only saw a few of these.
Purple-throated Mountain-gem female or juvenile.
I only saw a Green Thorntail fleetingly a couple times.
My brother Raf found this Torrent Tyrannulet while hiking with his family and was nice enough to show me the way.
In the morning first thing we spotted some birds on the trails that were difficult to get in decent light.
This Nightingale Thrush could have been one of two species and my photo is not good enough to know for sure.
Tawny-throated Leaftosser again.
Not sure but I think another Collared Trogon. Could be the Orange-bellied too.
I believe this is a Ruddy Treerunner.
Oh and there was a frog house too...
I think this was the Jumping Tree Frog or at least that is what the guy showing us around said.
The famous Red-eyed Tree Frog
This one I think is the Tiger-legged Tree Frog.
Grrr, I forget this species but they were mating.
Back out in the gardens....
I hope to make it back to Costa Rica again soon. What an awesome place. Pure Vida.