We got picked up from our hotel at around 6:30am by a shuttle bus. They took us with a bunch of other tourists to have breakfast before setting off for our separate locations. Breakfast was fruit with scrambled eggs or gallo pinto (rice and beans) and/or bread and jam. That was the first time we all tried gallo pinto and I kind of liked it. It was a little more spicy than I was expecting but it was nice.
Then we set off in another shuttle for Tortuguero. However, the road we needed was closed due to protests so we had to take a longer route to a different port. Later we found that this road was also shut due to an accident,but there wasn’t an alternative so we just had to wait it out until the road cleared.
When we got to the port our luggage was put into a boat and then we climbed in too. The boat journey was lovely and peaceful.
Then after dinner we went on a turtle tour, which was really cool although we weren’t allowed to take any pictures (apart from those in our minds). Our guide had a fun accent and called the tour a “tortle tour”. He told us many things about the turtles including the three stages of laying eggs which we also saw, which were laying the eggs, burying them and camouflage. Mum was surprised by how many adult turtles are eaten by jaguars each year and James said “it was good”.