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CatHerder9's Port Reviews of Ocho Rios, Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
Island Princess cruise in February 2010
Member Name: CatHerder9
Cruise Date: February 2010
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Member Review: CatHerder9's Island Princess Review
Ocho Rios
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
We had been to Ocho Rios and "done" the Dunn's River excursion before, so this time we took a trip down the Martha Bray river on bamboo "boats" poled be a local. It was very relaxing, educational, and gave us one on one time with a charming man who was more than willing to share about the area and it's flora and fauna.

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Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
We went on the Costa Rica Favorites excursion in Costa Rica. We were somewhat disappointed that we were on the Pacific side and wouldn't be experiencing true rain forest (couldn't we have landed on the much more interesting Caribbean side before doing the Panama Canal?), but were impressed with the tour operator and the facilities we visited.

We took a gondola ride through the canopy and a walk through beautiful gardens. The heat and humidity were extreme however, and I think I was verging on heat stroke by the end of the walk. It's definitely not for the frail.

After the nature reserve, we took a boat ride on a river. There were loads of beautiful birds to be seen and lots of crocodiles. Our boat captain was incredibly good at spotting even the smallest of birds, and hidden crocs, and our tour operator was passionate about all things natural.

All in all, even with the long boat ride, it was a very good day.

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