Canopy Tour and Beach
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We had scheduled to go on a canopy tour with the hotel receptionist. It was only $65 U.S. dollars and it involved transportation to and from the site, about 2 hour canopy tour and a Costa Rican lunch. We left at 10am to go on the 50 minute shuttle ride into the rain forest. We got there and got hooked up by our guides and then it started raining! Go figure...it's raining in a rain forest. The professional photographers gave there little talk about having CD's available with at least 20 pictures of each person plus views of the jungle. Well, as we got started the photographers then relayed that their equipment was not water proof and we wouldn't have any pictures =( This was a little disappointing since I had left my camera with the expectation of the professional photographers.
So, we were off on the Canopy Safari! The first zipline was a little nerve racking since I've never done anything like that before. I wasn't afraid of heights so at least I had that going for me. The first one was fun and short to get a little taste of what it was going to be like. Then on to the hike up the mountain to go down other ziplines. For anyone that isn't in at least moderate physical condition this would have been difficult. We got to the top and had more ziplines. The guides were very knowledgeable and personable. They definitely added to the experience. The views were breathtaking! Since it was raining we didn't see any animals. The guides said the animals were all taking cover from the rain.
The last zipline lead us to our original departure spot. Lunch was warm and ready for us to dig in. Nobody waited around to grab a plate with the appetizing smells and sights of a true Costa Rican meal: rice, beans, chicken, salad and plantains. The bus ride back was long since we all had to sit there in our wet clothes =(
Once we were back at the hotel we couldn't even take a warm shower since our hotel didn't have ANY hot water. Even though it wasn't very nice out we decided to go to the beach. It was only about 3pm by the time that we got back. We rented a boogie board from the hotel and tried our luck in the water. Neither Atiba nor I had ever been on one of those boards so we ingested a lot of sand and water! It was still fun to try something new though.