Over the river and through the woods (jungle), to San Vito we go.  San Vito is a small mountain town that is close to Panama and was founded by Italians.  The road to get there is very windy and very narrow.  The temperature was about 8-10* cooler than Golfito and that for sure was a welcome change.  The mountains and rolling hills were beautiful. 

San Vito

San Vito

San Vito has some coffee plantations and I was able to see coffee plants and beans up close.

Coffee Beans

Coffee Beans

While exploring it started pouring rain so we stopped for a casado at a local soda to wait out the storm.  It stopped raining and we headed back down the mountain. The rain followed us the whole way down. I am so glad Dave was driving. While driving home, Dave saw a bird fly across the road. He hurried and pulled over as this bird we had never seen before. He observed, while I tried to get a good shot of him with my camera. Unfortunately, I had the wrong lens on and it was too far away. Once we got back to the room, we pulled out our bird book and ID’d it. The great thing about this bird is it is only found in this part of the country near San Vito.

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Crested Oropendola – Wikipedia File Photo