We departed to Costa Rica this afternoon! After a 5 hour plane ride, we arrived in San José and were transferred to our hotel in the Alajuela area. There, we met our wonderful guide, Carlos Araya. He was very charismatic and joked around often. We also met our driver, Ronald. He was very comical and kept on yelling jokes the whole ride to the hotel. El Rancho was beautiful! The rooms were wonderfully decorated and the gardens were lush and colorful. We will stay and rest at the lodge tonight and head out to the BriBri Indian Reserve tomorrow morning.