Bernadette Bernard's Costa Rican Travels Part 4

Bernadette Bernard's Costa Rican Travels Part 4

Mar 18, 2013| by administrator

Holbrook Travel's very own Bernadette Bernard traveled to beautiful Costa Rica with Road Scholar in 2012.  Here is a day by day account of her journey:

We started the day again with the energizing early morning walk which was optional.  We went back for breakfast and then took off for the exhilarating river rafting.  First the group leader elaborated again on the significance of the rafting activity and the need for appropriate shoes and clothing as we would get wet during the rafting.  Life jackets and head gear were also a must.  The rafting was nothing short of fun and entertainment for everyone.  Halfway through the rafting on a mini hard ground in the middle of the river, we stopped for a short break and enjoyed fresh fruit and juice.  We also took pictures and jokingly discussed/claimed who the better rafters were in the different rafts.  As all good fun must come to an end, we then returned to the lodge to shower, change and enjoy the buffet lunch.

[caption id="attachment_5023" align="aligncenter" width="550"]IMG_0068 Photo by: Bernadette Bernard[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5026" align="aligncenter" width="550"]IMG_0064 Photo by: Bernadette Bernard[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5024" align="aligncenter" width="550"]New Image Photo by: Road Scholar[/caption]

After lunch we drove off from the lodge to our next adventure in the Arenal area, about a two hour drive and sometimes on quite rough roads.  En route the group leader discussed the change of the terrain and the types of crops as we left the rainforest and traveled to near volcanic soils.  We made a stop along the way about halfway through the drive, at which time we could stretch our legs, use the restroom, make pictures and buy refreshments as well.  Bottled water was always available on the bus.

Upon arrival at Arenal Springs Resort around 3:00 p.m., we checked in and took a much-needed rest.  This was followed by a very informative lecture based on the Arenal Volcano and ended with dinner at the resort restaurant which offers a spectacular panorama.

Road Scholar program #8577 

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