We had to check out of the hotel at 8:30 but had a full breakfast before (Gallo Pintu and scrambled eggs). After checking out we directly drove to the location of the hot springs, because it also hosted todays canopy tour. First we were equiped with the necessary gear and then we marched up the hill to the place, where the canopy ride starts. We weren’t the only group of tourists on that day, which caused some hold ups during the rides. Unfortunately the canopy was not going as fast as I expected it to go, but still it was very impressing to “fly” over the jungle, and even over a ricer once. After we returned, we started our journey back to San Jose, including lunchbreak in la Fortuna and a quick stop at a souvenirshop. We arrived late in the afternoon, which was good, because there was time to relax with our host families and to meet the tico students in the evening.

text: Johannes Rauter, picture: Enri Chantal Strobel