|Bosque de Paz, where I am writing this, is pretty posh. Designer hotel rooms in an ecolodge. And the staff are very pleasant all the time.
We were up at 6 AM to do some pre-breakfast birding at La Selva; good stuff, but nothing new. After an especially bland breakfast, we walked a fairly long loop out where two different sets of passerbys pointed out two different sets of owls. The first were a pair of Crested Owls. Difficult to find from closer than the trail, and terrible light, but I managed to document them anyway. The second owl was a Vermiculated Screech-Owl. No photos, but a pleasure to see.
We birded our way out of La Selva to the aging but respectable Cataratas del Toro, a restaurant and lodge on the rim of a dormant cinder cone. There's a spectacular waterfall running into the throat of the volcano. Very nice hummers coming to feeders and spent a long, wholly unsuccessful time chasing a Violaceous Quail-Dove for a photo.
Then to Bosque de Paz, at about 5,000 feet. Excellent facility, a fine supper and lovely people.