Our humble abode at Los Capitanes
The Captain moved to Panama 11 years ago from Germany and built this little get away from the ground up!
Complete with restaurant
Our rental car in front of the Capitan's place
Right outside of our room
The grounds were beautiful with all kinds of flowers and fruit trees
A terrarium which used to house golden frogs is now home to 4 huge iguanas
And a couple of turtles
The larger rooms with 2 double beds
A statue of the Golden Frog, they are indigenous to this area and a symbol of the mountain culture. Sadly, they have contracted a rare disease that has not been diagnosed and we only found 1 Golden frog in all of El Valle and he didn't even have the black stripes!
The Ping Pong Arena at Los Capitanes
The Banquet Room
The Green Parrots at Los Capitanes
The Flowers on the grounds
The outdoor dining for the restaurant
A stream ran behind the hotel
The Mountains were just behind Los Capitanes and where the hotel sat was called the crater
We stumbled upon Los Pozos - The Hot Springs
Los Pozos were thermal pools heated from the volcano
The composition of the water had been researched and was posted here
The first thing we were offered was a mud facial!
Next it was a hot leg bath, we did not expect any of this and we were admitted for just a dollar a piece
El Nispero - The Zoo! Notice that foreigners had to pay a dollar extra, we could have passed for locals - NOT!
Some of the millions of plants at the zoo
This way to the ducks and monkeys!
Wood Ducks at the Zoo
The ducks were brilliantly colored!
Macaws at the zoo
Some little gerbils or rats??
These guys were huge!
The Koi (Japanese Gold Fish) pond with no Koi in it
Graffiti on the aloe leaves, we had to join in M&K on the left and Stu on the right
Cock & Roll Rooster
He looked like David Lee Roth
Some of the chickens and roosters had feathers on their feet
Ostrich giving the evil eye!
He kept biting at the metal gate
The red leaves were stunning
The picture doesn't even do it justice
Or Wyld Boars with those teeth
The Black Swan, A.K.A. the ugly duckling all grown up
He was very testy, we thought he was going to attack Mike!
Cisne Blanco or White Swan
Some crazy diving birds! They went in head first as Mike got close to them
We could hear him growl as Mike took his picture
3 toed sloth
He did not care about anything except for those leaves