Corcovado! THE BOOK

A 100 page book with 84 photos form two visits to Corcovado.
 CLICK the image or this to preview the book on Blurb.com.

Note that I set up the softcover book with “standard paper” which makes it a little cheaper, but the hardcover is set up with a higher quality paper for better photos. Sorry they are so expensive, but most “print on demand” self-publishing is, since they often print just one book at a time. And see my Facebook page for how you can make and order your first book with Blurb at 30% off.

See also my trip gallery on the recent Drake Bay Trip  for some of the same photos and

For the 2009 Corcovado Trip, click for my old Pbase gallery which includes photos from that visit to Corcovado along with my first visit to the cloud forest of San Gerado de Dota.

Photos of Hotel Aguia de Osa, Drake Bay

My Front Porch Hammock & Bay View
Aguila de Osa Lodge, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

My Front Door & Outside Chairs
Aguila de Osa Lodge, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

My Room, All those windows have only screens. High ceiling with Fan!
Aguila de Osa Lodge, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

One of 3 Flights of Stairs UP to Rooms on Top of Hill
Aguila de Osa Lodge, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

One of 3 Flights of Stairs DOWN from Rooms on Top of Hill
Aguila de Osa Lodge, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Exit Sign from Drake Bay Community Trail to Hotel
Aguila de Osa Lodge, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

3 Meals a Day Overlooking the Bay 
 Though some trips included a box lunch on the day trip 
Aguila de Osa Lodge, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Gourmet Meals Served Three Times a Day! 
 Plus Happy Hour with Appetizers!
Aguila de Osa Lodge, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Hotel’s Fleet of Boats is Important to Guest Transportation!
Aguila de Osa Lodge, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

As Are the Boat Captains!
Aguila de Osa Lodge, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

A Familiar Scene Coming and Going from the Hotel
Aguila de Osa Lodge, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

And the Hotel Pier is Really the “Front Door” to Hotel
You get here by boat or by walking a trail. No road for cars.
Aguila de Osa Lodge, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

I loved it here! Being gone the bulk of the daytime on adventures kept me from missing air-conditioning, which in the hot and humid coastal rainforest would have been better for resting inside during the day. But who does that with all the things to do during the day? At night the ceiling fan was more than adequate and I actually turned it off two nights and used the blanket.

The tour possibilities, guides and all other staff were simply great in every way! One family went deep-sea fishing and the kitchen cooked one of their fish for their dinner that night and the rest of us got a little as part of the appetizers! The food was excellent as was the food service. I highly recommend Hotel Aguila de Osa for anyone considering Drake Bay. Of course I have not tried any of the other hotels here to compare.  This was not my best birding location, but was very good and a big variety of total animals to see both in and out of the park. I was disappointed I did not see a wild Tapir, though people on other tours did. Wildlife is always unpredictable and sightings cannot be scheduled! 
It is not easy to compare this to my visit to the southern end of Corcovado Park at Carate Village and the two inns of Luna Lodge and Lookout Inn. That was on a 2009 Birding Tour from the states and the link is to my old PBase Photo Gallery of the total trip that included San Gerado de Dota in the mountains, so more than Corcovado. It was my first trip to Costa Rica and I fell in love with the country immediately! I may have seen and photographed more birds on that trip, but this was a better and more relaxed trip with more variety. And though Luna Lodge is very nice with gourmet food, Aguila might have even better food and my room was better. But glad I’ve seen both ends of this great rainforest park! Next time I may try one of those lodges on the east side of park. 
Though not made yet, I will soon have a “Trip Gallery” on this trip in a new area of my Costa Rica galleries simply called TRIPS.  And of course as always I use every trip to increase my collection of bird photos and other categories of photos in my big gallery called Charlie Doggett’s COSTA RICA.  If interested in Costa Rica you might enjoy exploring my galleries.

And this concludes the Blog reports on my recent Corcovado-Drake Bay trip, though more photos may pop up here in the future. A 6-day trip is the longest I have made since my move here and I like longer visits in the same location! A friend has scheduled a week-long trip here soon for birding and will be in a different hotel every night. He may see more birds but will be physically exhausted by the end of the week! I’m too old for that now!  🙂   Pura Vida!

My TRIPS Photo Gallery on this Drake Bay Trip

And  my Lodges & Hotels of Costa Rica photo gallery

Costa Rica to soon unveil its first hydrogen-powered bus!

Water Scenes at Corcovado-Drake Bay

Sunrise from the Front Porch of My Room
Aguila de Osa Lodge, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Little Stream on Hotel Property
Aguila de Osa Lodge, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Complete with a Swinging Bridge! It connects a trail around the total bay.
Aguila de Osa Lodge, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Pedrillo Falls
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Little Falls
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Part of the Continuous Beach
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Ranger Station like this at both Pedrillo & Cañon Island
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Part of the beach is rocky like this
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Mangrove Boat Trip
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Mangrove Floating Hyacinths & Dense Forests
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

And of course, lots of Mangrove Trees 
 that grow in the brackish water and attract wildlife
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

My TRIPS Photo Gallery on this Drake Bay Trip

About Corcovado National Park (Wikipedia)  and  About Drake Bay (Wikipedia)


And Aguila de Osa Inn

See also my Waterfalls photo gallery    and

My Pacific Beaches photo gallery

Flowers & Other Plants at Corcovado-Drake Bay

A little sample of the beauty of the rainforest:

A short street in the village of Drake Bay called “Hibiscus Way”
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Red Hibiscus
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Sorry, but I do not know the name of most of these flowers and other plants. 
See also my Photo Gallery called Flora & Forests
My TRIPS Photo Gallery on this Drake Bay Trip

About Corcovado National Park (Wikipedia)  and  About Drake Bay (Wikipedia)


Trees & Forests of Corcovado-Drake Bay

Just a tiny sample of the lush forests around Drake Bay & in the Park:

This massive root structure is on property of Hotel Aguila de Osa
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

 

Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

 

Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

 

Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

 

Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

 

Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

 

Hotel Aguila de Osa
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

 

Mangoes on the ground for animals to eat or to rot
Common all over Costa Rica this time of year – We can’t eat them all!
Here on public trail through Aguila de Osa Hotel, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Mango Tree
Along public trail
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

 

Public Trail Near Hotel Aguila de Osa
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

 

Park Trail, near Pedrillo Ranger Station
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

 

Bamboo at Aguila de Osa Lodge
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

See also my Photo Gallery called Flora & Forests

My TRIPS Photo Gallery on this Drake Bay Trip

About Corcovado National Park (Wikipedia)  and  About Drake Bay (Wikipedia)
 

Mammals & 1 Insect from Corcovado-Drake Bay

Malachite Butterfly
Drake Bay, Costa rica

White-faced Capuchin Monkey
Drake Bay, Costa rica

Red-tailed Squirrel
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

White-nosed Coati
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Agouti
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

White-lined Bat
Mangrove Forest, Drake Bay, Costa rica

Proboscis Bat (said guide) or Gray Sac-winged Bat
Mangrove Forest, Drake Bay, Costa rica

Land Crab
Mangrove Forest, Drake Bay, Costa rica

Spotted Dolphin
Near Cañon Island, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

My TRIPS Photo Gallery on this Drake Bay Trip

About Corcovado National Park (Wikipedia)  and  About Drake Bay (Wikipedia)



Amphibians & Reptiles in Corcovado-Drake Bay

Tawny Tree Frog
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Red-eyed Tree Frog
Aguila de Osa Inn, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Common Rain Frog
Aguila de Osa Inn, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

American Crockodile
Mangrove Forest, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Skink
Aguila de Osa Inn, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Unknown Lizard
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Unknown Lizard  (on guide Tony)
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Baby Boa Constrictor (On guide Carlos)

Aguila de Osa Inn, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

About Corcovado National Park (Wikipedia)  and  About Drake Bay (Wikipedia)


And Aguila de Osa Inn

My TRIPS Photo Gallery on this Drake Bay Trip

My Gallery on Amphibians in Costa Rica

My Gallery on Reptiles in Costa Rica

Birds at Corcovado & Drake Bay

Bird shots not shown in other posts from recent trip.
Bare-throated Tiger Heron
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Scarlet Macaw
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Great Curassow
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Black-headed Trogon female
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Lineated Woodpecker
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Boat-billed Heron
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Yellow-crowned Night Heron juvenile (no crown yet)
Mangrove Forest, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Cherrie’s Tanager male
Aguila de Osa Inn, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Black Vultures waiting for fish above high tide rocks
Aguila de Osa Inn, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Bananaquit
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Bananaquit
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Great-tailed Grackle male
Aguila de Osa Inn, Drake Bay, Costa Rica

We saw some other birds but no good photos because of distance, trees, etc. I did not get any photos of new species for my collection on this trip as hoped. We did see toucans, parrots and many other birds but unable to photograph. Tomorrow I will share photos of other animals seen at Corcovado & Drake Bay.

About Corcovado National Park (Wikipedia)  and  About Drake Bay (Wikipedia)

My TRIPS Photo Gallery on this Drake Bay Trip

See also my BIRDS photo gallery

Farewell Aguila & Links to Articles About Me :-)

About noon I take boat from here to “wet landing” (barefoot through surf)
in the little village of Drake Bay. Then a taxi with a Canadian family who
were in another hotel, going to the Drake Bay Airport (photos below).
Then less than an hour flight to San Jose Airport in Alajuela and my personal
 taxi prescheduled to take me home where I ordered pizza delivered, started
laundry and a few other chores before collapsing! 
Drake Bay Airport Terminal, Ticket Office & Gift Shop
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Bording Gate, complete with attendant & fire extinguisher!
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Drake Bay Airport
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

The Thrill of the Cockpit
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Goodbye Drake Bay, a bay off the Pacific Ocean at Corcovado Park
Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Crossing the Mountains to San Jose in 45 minutes! (All day on bus)
Talamanca Mountains, Costa Rica

Main Terminal, San Jose Airport – But Sansa has its own little terminal.
Alajuela, Costa Rica

My TRIPS Photo Gallery on this Drake Bay Trip

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TWO WEB ARTICLES ABOUT MY PHOTOGRAPHY HOBBY & LATEST BOOK: 


Enchanting Costa Rica, a tourism promotion website
And a reprint of the same article on a real estate website:
Atenas Real Estate for Pure Life Development