Day Three - Arenal: Kayaking, Zip Line, La Fortuna Waterfall & Organic Farm - Ciara Johnson

Today, our journey took us on a number of exciting adventures. But before we could begin our journey, we started with our usual breakfast. During breakfast, we had a short discussion about the different things we have learned while in Costa Rica and reflected on our time there. Once we were finished with breakfast, we hopped on the bus to head to our first destination. Our tour guide Alonso, wanting to make the most of every minute of our time, talked to us briefly about the travel agency business. The talk ended when we reached our destination, kayaking on Arenal Lake! We enjoyed a a morning of teamwork, as we chose a partner to kayak with. As a group, all twenty seven of us kayaked around the lake enjoying the breathtaking scenery and the Arenal Volcano. Immediately after kayaking, we hopped on the bus and headed off to zip lining. It was an amazing experience as we zipped across nine cables! Our next destination was at an Organic Farm, and the experience was truly enlightening. We learned the benefits of organic food and the process in which the food is made. The experience was great because we learned a great deal while having fun! Our tour guide made sure of that! We were able to eat a mouthwatering pineapple and grind up sugar cane to make a sweet drink! Once finished with the Organic Farm, we headed to the La Fortuna waterfall. We walked hiked down 800 steps to reach the scene of the waterfall and then back up, but it was all worth it! The scene was indescribable; I am extremely lucky to have gained this breathtaking experience! This wrapped up our day, leaving us exhausted but extremely pleased!

Ciara Johnson '15