Costa Rica
In tiny Pueblo Las Horquetas we found the tractor that would take us up "The Corduroy Road" to Rara Avis, a private nature reserve. The 8 mile trip takes 3 hours, followed by a 2 mile hike. The tractor takes the luggage all the way, unless there has been a lot of rain; then porters carry it in. In many places the road is nothing but ruts, boulders, mud, huge potholes plus rock and log fill. The trip in is quite an adventure. The trails and wildlife are fantastic. Accommodations are rustic.