This morning we did an easy hike in the Rincon de la Vieja National Park on a well-maintained 3 kilometer trail that passes by a mud volcano (volcancito), steaming fumeroles, and loudly bubbling water pools and mud pots. The sulfur smell is strong but the experience amazing, as you don’t see boiling mud everyday! Along the way, we viewed an agouti (first spotted by Claire) many large lizards, hundreds of leaf cutter ants who were hard at work, and various colorful butterflies (plus many interesting ones whose less bright coloring allows them to camouflage themselves on the trees). We also learned about some of the trees and tropical plants along the way.
As a final activity for our excursion through Central America, we spent our afternoon high above the tropical dry forest with a zipline canopy adventure. It was an experience that we won’t soon forget!