2023 DLS Costa Rica Service Adventure
Written by Alec R.
Today we mostly did beach stuff. I wanted to make a challenge to do a very good juggle circle and thought that would be fun. Today I also learned how to do a bicycle kick and I got winded. We also played soccer on the beach and it was loads of fun.
Written by Roberto P.
First we started out going rafting which was so much fun. The hardest part about it was trying not to fall out but it was impossible for my friends and I. Along the way we learned many cool things like different species names and saw many interesting landmarks. After that it was the end of the day and we got to chill at the hot springs for the rest of the afternoon. We went from pool to pool and even to a sauna which was relaxing. That was probably my favorite day in Costa Rica.
Written by Cole
Events Today: Today we had to wake up early to eat breakfast and head to a waterfall where we swam around and had fun for a while. After the waterfall we headed back into town to buy souvenirs and eat lunch before we went on the canopy tours. After we finished lunch we made our way up to the zip line area where we got the safety equipment and hopped on the zip line far off the ground. We went on 8 different zip lines and the 8th was by far the largest spanning about 600 meters wide and 80 meters off the ground. In addition to the zip lines we went on a “Tarzan Swing” which dropped you from a high altitude while you are hooked into a swing-like system. To end the day we spent time at the pool and then went to dinner where we eat a lot of tasty food.
Highlight: The highlight today was by far the zip lining since it was the most fun and exciting to me.
Challenge: The challenge today for me was getting on the zip line since it was very high off the ground and it was my first time.
Learned: Today I learned how to ride on a zip line safely and what different hand signals they do mean.
Written by Luca
I would say that the highlight of today was zip lining. It was an amazing experience flying throught the woods and exploring all theses new plants and animals. The tarzan swing was also a nice touch.
Somthing I found challenging was getting in the water at the waterfall. It was relly cold and hard to stay in for long period of time but once I got used to it I had a great time.
Somthing I learned was you have to look very thoroughly to find what you are looking for. In this context I am talking about souvenirs and gifts. Most of the stores here have the same thing but you have to explore all off them to find the right price.
Written by Emme
Today we started by hiking down tons of stairs to the waterfall where we swam in small pools, looked for unfamiliar wildlife and admired the rushing water. we went souvenir shopping and ate lunch then got to zip line and brave the Tarzan swing. Going back up the stairs from the waterfall was a bit of a challenge but we had a fun time. We have been keeping in contact with the local kids from the soccer game and we are all learning many new words from them.
Written by Daniel
Writen by Koa
A highlight from my day today was that we had a very good lunch. I got some very good rice, some mac&chesse, and a very well-seasoned tomato.