From the restaurant we are taking a little walk to the reception where the bus is waiting. Somebody finds the passion flower on the ground so we can take a better pictures. So pretty ... like so many other things we see. Wildlife and fauna are awesome.
We come to a bridge with view of a waterfall.
Don Juan's Organic Finca. On the right is the owner, on the left his helper who guides us around. Don Juan is a former school principal who had the dream of an organic self-sustained farm.
Got a great video of this!
Helping to make sugar cane juice.
Toasting the Costa Rica way
More driving and every so often we see the volcano.
After that we went shopping and found some thread for my tatting.
the Kokoro Hotel, La Fortuna.
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The official OAT itinerary of today:
This morning after breakfast, we enjoy a nature walk along our hotel's trails. Then, we'll have the chance to meet one of Costa Rica's more forward-thinking farmers as we visit the organic farm of Don Juan Bautista, a retired school principal. There, we'll get an introduction to sustainable agriculture techniques, learn about the production of sugar cane, and enjoy an included lunch that features ingredients fresh from his fields.
After lunch, we depart for the town of La Fortuna, the "front yard of the Arenal Volcano," a town of thermal spas and verdant hills. Our home for the next two nights, La Fortuna offers spectacular views of the beautifully cone-shaped Arenal Volcano when weather permits. Upon our arrival early this afternoon, we’ll have time to relax or explore the grounds of our hotel. Dinner is on our own this evening.
Or, join us on an optional afternoon tour to the Arenal Amphibian and Reptile Center, an exhibition that is home to many of Costa Rica's rarer animals. There, you'll find exotic snakes, crocodiles, and over 30 species of frog. The cost of this optional tour includes dinner.