Saturday January 14, 2012
Unfortunately the locals yesterday were right. Impossible to get a boat that goes to Tortuguera and returns the same day.You are obligated to stay at least one night there. As we want to leave tomorrow for Puerto Viejo,near the frontier to Panama, we’re not going to make that tour as we planed it.
The alternative was to do a small (3-4 hours) boat trip on the channels around Moin, that all lead to the caribian sea and also are called “Tortuguera channels”. We found someone who took us both in his boat,far away from the usual tourist eco tours you can do also here.
We were lucky to have a very friendly and competent boatman who knew all the places where you can see animals and who knew a lot about the different species.So we had a nice trip with a lot of birds,capuchin monkeys,sloths,some really big leguans,a small caiman and even a baby crocodile.
In the evening we had dinner in “our” retaurant and packed our things to leave tomorrow.