Moving to the beach was beautiful, and the Osa Peninsula is truly one of the world’s most beautiful and pristine destinations, and although the beach was unfortunately a little rough to swim, it delivered on the wild remote dreams of a deserted tropical beach. San Gerardo de Dota surprised with fantastic Christmas Day treat of the elusive Resplendent Quetzal as well as the most beautiful and abundant viewings of hummingbirds happily feeding outside our room and despite the weather completely obscuring our view of the Arenal volcano, the hot springs were a fantastic end to a magical trip.
There was nothing within this holiday that disappointed, the transfers between locations were well thought through with no really long days travelling between destinations, the accommodation was perfect in each location with enough time allowed to relax and enjoy the facilities and the itinerary was so thought through that it included the occasional lazy cocktail by the pool which was perfect after days of early morning starts.
And how many sloths did we see? A total of 8 in the wild, but the highlight after all the searching through the jungles and the rain, was the two toed sloth quietly wandering around a large tree with her small baby, two blocks back from the tourist hub of La Fortuna.
It was wonderful to be treated to the unexpected, which I think is the perfect summary of the entire trip.