It’s Not All Work: Pico Bonito

Pico Bonito

This is the mountain that I wake up to every morning and see all day long as I walk through the village to and from classes.  It is the tallest coastal peak in Central America and is surrounded by rain forest.  Four of us went to the famed Pico Bonito Lodge one Sunday and enjoyed a hike through the jungle to a swimming area.  We were rewarded with a delicious fish meal back at the lodge.  This lodge has been written up as one of the best eco-lodges in the world by National Geographic and many other publications.  We could not afford to spend the night there, but an afternoon of hiking and eating was good enough.

Walking to class with a view of Pico Bonito.
Low clouds over the mountains.
Dole pineapple fields at the base of the mountains.
Hummingbirds at the lodge.
A steep hike.
A great spot for a swim.
A pod on a cocoa tree
Termite nest.
These petals hold water, which attracts hummingbirds, which in turn attract snakes.

Comments (12):

  1. Julie Aquilizan

    August 1, 2016 at 23:44

    Hi Tim,
    Glad to see you are enjoying yourself and taking in the sights!

    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 19:47

      Yes, I like the little mini-vacations – it’s a good balance to the work of volunteering.

  2. anne

    August 2, 2016 at 06:56

    Beautiful Timmy! I have lots of questions but I will save them for when you get back for your short little visit before you’re off again

    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 19:52

      I’m ready for your questions!

  3. Marika

    August 2, 2016 at 06:59


    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 19:52


  4. LInda Wight

    August 2, 2016 at 07:04

    HI Tim, absolutely unbelievable pictures of the country, glad you are enjoying it. You look great.

    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 19:53

      Thank you, Linda. It’s been a great adventure.

  5. Lori Liguori

    August 2, 2016 at 08:54


  6. Elaine Temel

    August 2, 2016 at 09:28

    wow!! Beautiful!

  7. Sharon Eash

    August 2, 2016 at 10:51

    Loving all your posts!

    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 20:01

      Thanks, Sharon. Glad you’re reading. Ricardo’s just moved to San Francisco – he wants to experience California.


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