On our way to Arenal we passed this lovely cow at the side of the road scratching itself on a fire hydrant.
Our hotel comprised of bungalows on the hillside overlooking the Arenal Volcano and Arenal Lake. The lake was man made when a dam was put in to conserve water.
Our room was quite nice except for the bathroom which was quite small. I have never been in a hotel with a bathroom as small. You had to turn sideways to get passed the toilet to be able to close the door otherwise you scraped your tummy on the sink.
After a good nights sleep for Gary, fair for me we were off to see the butterflies. The sanctuary was reportedly the largest in Costa Rica so I was looking forward to seeing many butterflies. We were greeted by Kevin, who explained to us the life cycle of the butterfly/moth and accompanied his explanations with demonstrations. He showed us the chrysalis of some butterfly and the chrysalis looked like gold metal.
The finally photo I want to show you is of a Glass Wing Butterfly. It has no scales on its wings so it looks clear. In fact, all butterflies would look like this if they did not have colored scales.
After the butterflies we went into the frog house where we saw a huge frog. We also saw tree frogs and poison dart frogs.
There was a trail around the butterfly compound that took you through the woods. We saw some interesting plants, the names of which I do not know except the rattlesnake plant. When you see the photo, you will know why it is called that.
I am going to split this blog into two otherwise it will be extra long for you to read.