Day one of our Doubletree by Hilton DTour was spent soaring over the jungle on Costa Rica’s famed zip-lines! This is one of the top tourist attractions in Costa Rica, and consists of platforms connected by thick cables stretching across tree-ladden ravines, hillsides and valleys.
We were strapped into harnesses, clipped into the cables and sent flying from one platform to another! I was really impressed overall by the length, speed, height and views offered!read more
Flying into Costa Rica you realize this is a country truly touched by mother nature. Even from the window seat before landing we were awed by views of long stretches of deserted white sand beaches, dense jungles filled with a rich diversity of exotic wildlife, lush rainforests and raging rivers.
As we touched down in San Jose, the scenic beauty was unlike anything I had previously witnessed. Lush, vivid green forests backed by the blue silhouette of towering volcanoes. A staggeringly beautiful backdrop, and an amazing welcome into a country which prides itself on its overwhelming natural beauty.read more
Potentially the most fun we had while in Costa Rica was spending three days white water rafting with Rios Tropicales.
Costa Rica is one of the best places in the world to ride rapids, offering a variety of rapid ‘classes’ for all skill levels including both beginners and the most experienced rafters. We definitely weren’t experts; in fact, I had no rafting skills at all! Regardless, we had an absolute BLAST riding the river rapids!read more
During our time volunteering in Costa Rica during January 2012, film-maker Keira Austin followed us, documenting our conservation efforts. We joined a project organized through International Student Volunteers, which allowed us to take part in animal welfare projects in Costa Rica.
The first half highlights how the research obtained from our volunteer work has helped maintain a key habitat for dolphins and whales in the area of Golfo Dulce. This research was used to discontinue the establishment of a tuna farm in the bay of that is commonly used as a breeding ground for these marine creatures.
The second half follows as we help biologists collect research data for Poison Dart frogs, dolphins and whales in the Golfo Dulce region. This data was then obtained by the Costa Rican Government to help provide sustainable systems for conservation of wildlife in the area.read more