Albergue Ecologico
El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua

The garden-like area that surrounded the petroglyphs.

A Video Of Nicaraguan Pigs Being Called
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 10:12:00 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Terry Costales
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A video in which the guide demonstrates the Nicaraguan way of calling pigs.


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A Bienvenidos (Welcome) Sign
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 09:17:24 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Bryan Costales
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At the end of a short pathway in was a Bienvenidos (Welcome) sign. Madeleine Lemire had walked ahead and was already heading off to the left.


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Bicycle And Motorcycle Parking
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 09:17:59 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Bryan Costales
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The grounds also had a restaurant and public restrooms. Here was bicycle parking with a motorcycle parked there too.


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Bright Yellow Flower Viewed Close Up
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 09:23:10 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Bryan Costales
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Alongside the trail we found bright yellow flowers in bloom. Here was one of those flowers viewed close up.


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Those Same Flowers A Bit Further Away
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 09:24:29 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Terry Costales
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Here was another view of those same flowers but seen from a bit further back.


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Pink Leaves Seen Up Close
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 09:24:45 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Bryan Costales
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Pink leaves found on a plant alongside the trail. From a distance, these looked like flowers.


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Pink Leaves Look Like Flowers
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 09:25:04 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Bryan Costales
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Pink leaves on this plant looked like flowers from a distance.


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The Grounds With A Garden
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 09:28:01 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Bryan Costales
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Part of the grounds with a small garden by one of the buildings.


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Young Lechee Still Growing
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 09:29:50 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Terry Costales
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Young lechee found growing on a large plant at the edge of a field of fruit trees.


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Young Pineapple
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 09:29:50 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Bryan Costales
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A young pineapple growing in the center of a pineapple plant. One pineapple per plant, where they grow from a tiny one like this (nor more than five centimeters tall).


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A Cross Between An Orange And A Lime
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 09:32:27 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Bryan Costales
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Fruit growing on a tree was a cross between an orange and a sweet lime.


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An Mangrove Cuckoo On A Leaning Branch
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 09:40:18 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Terry Costales
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An mangrove cuckoo was perched in a bare tree. Its pose echoed that of the way the tree leaned.


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A Field Of Planted Trees
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 09:41:55 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Bryan Costales
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A field of planted trees showed the regularity of a European-style garden.


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Close Up Of Leaves
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 09:43:50 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Bryan Costales
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The sun shining through the leaves found in the garden resulted in this shot.


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Green Fruit Appeared In Jail
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 09:47:32 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Bryan Costales
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Green fruit grew close to the stem of this plant. Aerial roots created the appearance of a jail.


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Cattle Grazed In The Distance
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 09:51:07 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Bryan Costales
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Beyond the line of trees was a huge pasture with cattle grazing.


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A Truck Filled With Hay Drove Past
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 10:01:50 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Bryan Costales
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A truck filled with hay passed us on our way back from the pasture. It was on its way to the cattle. It turned out we were on our way toward pigs.


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Two Small Pigs Had Crossed The Road
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 10:09:53 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Bryan Costales
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Two small pigs had crossed the road expecting to be rewarded with food.


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Blooms With Bee
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 09:16:32 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Bryan Costales
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Upon entry to the park we first happened upon a cluster of blooms at the end of a low branch. There must have been at least dozen bees busily gathering nectar. We were told they were killer bees, but they seemed benign.


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Two Inca Doves Together On A Branch
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Albergue Ecologico El Porvenir, Ometepe, Nicaragua
On slopes of Volcán Maderas
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January 2012)
(Photo taken 10:13:27 Saturday 19 November 2011)
© 2012 Terry Costales
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On our way out of the park we saw two inca doves perched on a branch. They were busily preening themselves and appeared unaware of our passage.


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