The cave itself is, for the most part, a place very few should visit. The wildlife watching opportunity outside the entrance, is something not to be missed. The cave is obviously an important breeding site for Pteronotus in Costa Rica, and for the most part they will continue to do just fine without anyone entering the cave. While watching the bat flight is really fun and doesn't bother the bats at all. It's a win-win.
So we went out one afternoon at low tide, and after finishing up with our work and pulling out Guy's ammonia sampler, Nancy got to check on her bats. Now I am not going to tell you her age, but let's just say most with that many candles on their cake would not be dropping down a rope to visit a hot, stinky cave with the surf pounding away on the rocks just a few feet away. Actually most anyone, of any age, race, gender, country of origin, or shoe size would not visit this place voluntarily. But here is Nancy climbing out after getting a look at the cave and the bats. Truly remarkable lady in every way.