The perfect home away from home


Monterrico is a resort town located on the Pacific Coast, south of the town  Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, that is only accessible by boat.   A bus drops you off at La Avellana a town of with only a handful of residents and a lancha takes you for an enchanting 30 minute ride down the Canal de Chiquimulilla, a long Mangrove canal.  It is very beautiful with tiny houses and families situated along the edges of the canal.

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Living the life of a Discovery Channel Naturalist, I am helping release hundreds of baby turtles (tortugas) along the Monterrican Shoreline.   This one is getting ready for his first swim.

There my little friend goes.

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Those little black dots that look like rocks are actually little baby turtles waddling their way to the ocean for the first time.  Many of these baby turtles won't make it to maturity, but even if only 1 survives, I will be satisfied knowing I helped just a little to prolong the lives of an endangered species.

These are the mosquito nets over the beds.   The mosquitoes only came out in force at about 3 o'clock in the morning but for those who didn't have nets or had nets with holes, they woke up looking like they had a severe case of the measles.

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Mont-group5.jpg (12491 bytes) The hotel and beach were the perfect backdrop for the cover of a Jimmy Buffet CD. We will be going back soon.
This was a fabulous group to travel with.  Everyone got along great together: relaxing, the midnight swims in the ocean, busting the cabana over the pool, great food, quads, and even sunburns.  Right Chris. Mont-Group7.jpg (9931 bytes)

To see some of the boring Monterrico nighttime activities... click here .... not for childrens eyes



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P0-Greg's  CentralAmerica Homepage

P1-Guatemala, Antigua Aug2000 P2-Guatemala, Tikal Sept2000 P3 -Guatemala, Pacaya, El Salvador, Lago Atitlan, Sept2000
P4-Guatemala, Monterrico Oct2000 P5-Costa Rica - Volcan Poas, La Fortuna 2001 P6-CR- Water Activities 2001 P7-CR- Pictures of Animals 2001
P8-CR-House Warming Party June2001 P9-CR- Greg's Bday July2001 P10-CR- Ileana's Bday Aug2001 P11-CR- Ileana and Greg in La Fortuna 2001
P12-Guatemala, Lost 'shots' from Monterrico 2000

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