Day 4: Sophomore Costa Rica Trip

Student Reflection by Elizabeth Kilmer and Claire Abel

Today as a part of the Tortuga group, we went hiking and zip lining through the jungles of Costa Rica. The hike was challenging at first, but it was all worth it once we got to zip through the trees. We saw many animals including sloths (2-toed and 3-toed) and we also learned how to distinguish them from each other. We also saw toucans and monkeys that were only feet away from us. There were also many clusters of ants marching along with leaves on their backs. These are known as black army ants, or bullet ants. Once we got to the top of the stairs, we rode through eight zip lines, which got more challenging as we went along. On the last one they encouraged us to go backwards, which we did. After we hiked back down, some of us went snorkeling and saw whales, while others went to the town of Dominical. The two of us experienced the culture of Dominical by walking through the streets, shopping and eating at a cafe. We finished the day by sitting at the pool and chatting with our friends. 

See the full photo album here.

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