That time we almost got stranded in Tortuguero, Costa Rica


Rain. So much rain.

Deep in the Costa Rican rainforest, on a patch of earth next to a river, we were inside a cosy little cabin when we awoke to the sound of the heaviest rain I’ve ever heard.

Oh, we awoke quite late two, as the sound of the rain was louder than our alarms.

Welcome to Tortuguero. 

Next came a fun day of playing cards inside and trying (and failing) to stay dry, before bravely venturing out for our scheduled activity of wildlife spotting by boat. In aforementioned rain.

Needless to say, we were all saturated by the time we got back, despite heavy ponchos.

And here’s something you may not know – because of the humidity in the Costa Rican rainforest: if something gets wet, don’t expect it to dry for at least a fortnight.

Bye, bye, dry shoes.

Goodnight, comfortable denim.

However, the green beauty, the wonderful wildlife, the genuinely friendly people, and even, yes, the rain itself (it’s really quite an awesome sight), made Tortuguero a destination I’ll never forget.

So, I’ll say: Pack quick-clothes if you’re headed somewhere like this: They are your friend.

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