Have fun zip-lining through Arenal N.P.
This morning visit Arenal Vida Campesina, a self-sufficient farm and learning center. Here we'll learn about newer sustainable agricultural techniques, life as a Costa Rican farmer, and common Costa Rican crops such as coffee, bananas, plantains, sugar cane, etc. We'll also see various animals on the farm, which provide organic waste that is converted into fertilizer. At the end of the tour, we'll enjoy a traditional lunch with freshly harvested vegetables and a hands-on demonstration of tortilla making.
We then move on to Jauuri School, a local school that is integrated with 42 rural families. The school works alongside Arenal Vida Campesina to teach students the importance of sustainable development and organic agriculture.
Following lunch, get ready for adventure with the Sky Tram, a 20 minute gondola ride up the mountain offering incredible views of Arenal Lake, mountains covered by rainforests, and, of course, Arenal Volcano. We'll come back down via the Sky Trek, a 3,280 foot long zip line system for an exhilarating ride through the rainforest.
To finish the day, we'll visit the Ecotemales Hot Springs. This is a family-run hot springs resort featuring four volcanically heated pools ranging from 91 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Family members personally attend to the needs of visiting guests. After we're done soaking and relaxed, we'll head back to the Arenal resort for some shuteye.
- Breakfast, Lunch
- Arenal Manoa