Zip lining, Canyonyeering, and Loving Los Lagos!
March Break Travel Journal Post #2
Buenas Dias from Los Lagos!
We are about to depart from the incredible Los Lagos Resort after an action-packed three days here in La Fortuna. On Tuesday we returned to Proyecto Asis to continue our volunteer work cleaning the enclosures, scrubbing the Macaw cage, and clearing the swamp for the wild pigs’ new home. After a morning of hard work we said goodbye to our new animal friends and hurried back to the hotel to change and head out to our first optional excursion.
We had 12 students join Virginia and Go Adventure for an afternoon of zip lining. Our guides liked to tease us as we jumped of the landings onto each of the nine zip lines. The longest zip was on a line 465 metres long! It was a couple hours filled with adrenaline and incredible views of the Arenal Volcano National Park. We returned to the hotel to join the group in their free time before supper. While our group was out zip lining, some of the others joined Krysty for a hike out to a local waterfall to enjoy a swim and some great views.
Everyone gathered for our group dinner and announcements. After our meal we had some free time to explore the town square for some shopping and smoothies. On Wednesday morning we said goodbye to Hotel Radfer with 14 students leaving for a day out canyoneering with Krysty. They rappelled 150 feet off a bridge, climbed down a small river, and rappelled through some small waterfalls. Their adventure ended with three turns on a giant rope swing, channelling their inner Tarzan. We all met back up at our oasis of pools and hot springs here at Los Lagos.
Wednesday afternoon, evening, and this morning were all spent enjoying the many hot pools, waterslides, and swimming available here at Los Lagos Resort at the foot of the Arenal volcano. We had an early curfew with everyone pretty much asleep for our 10:30pm room check, getting rested and preparing to wake up for our 4:45am morning hike. Krysty and Virginia hiked with a group of 16 students for two kilometres up some pretty steep hills to an observatory of the volcano. While our view was obstructed by mist, clouds, and rain, we enjoyed some music from Stephen and had an early start to our swimming before cleaning up and packing for check out. Our bags are all loaded on the bus and now we continue on our journey here in Costa Rica, with the sun just peeking out of the clouds. Our next stop is the Monteverde cloud forest.