7/27/2012 by Harrison
Today, our last day on our Costa Rican research experience, was the perfect way to top off this amazing trip. After our breakfast of the usual eggs rice and beans, our group embarked on the long awaited monkey hike. There were two reasons for our excursion this morning; to compare the previously explored rainforest to the dry forest found along the coast, and to see some primates. Unfortunately, there were no monkeys to be found, although a glimpse of a crocodile and a beautiful waterless waterfall satisfied our appetite for adventure. Following lunch, we made our way to the same pristine beach in which we witnessed the East Pacific Rim Black Turtle give birth. Untouched by resorts and tourists, our day on the beach was a time for some much needed relaxation. A delicious barbeque consisting of steak, chicken and kielbasa accompanied us as we watched the sun setting over the Pacific. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end our journey in Costa Rica. It has been a long and wonderful trip and we are excited to be reunited with Minnesota late tomorrow night!