Parque Natural Mexiquillo


To the Sloths and Beyond

 Yesterday we were off to see the sloths. They have a very slow metabolic rate, about half of that of other mammals their size. They move only when necessary. They will climb down from the canopy once a week to defecate. Their weak muscles are adapted for hanging, not for supporting their body weight. Their claws lock onto the branch, so they expended no energy while hanging.

Johnny was an excellent guide. 

We saw eleven sloths, some two toed, some three toed like this one.

American Whip Tail lizard

Green and Black Poison Dart Frog.

After seeing the sloths we headed for Tamarindo on the Pacific coast.

The hills were covered with dozens of windmills, but only a few were operational.
98% of Costa Rica's power comes from renewable sources. 80% of that is hydroelectric.

Great breakfast at Pico Bistro

My Huevos Rancheros were delicious.

It's a beach day. Life is Good.

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