After an exciting first day in Costa Rica, we were ready for another day of adventures. The Stuart day group went to beautiful waterfalls by way of horseback riding. Each horse we were given had a unique personality, including Piojo and Gordojo, who loved to go fast. One particular horse named Tequila was notorious for its “loco” personality. Surrounded by gorgeous scenery and nature, jumping off the waterfall was both exhilarating and terrifying; it was an exciting experience for everyone. On the way back from the waterfalls, we were welcomed by the local community with a freshly made feast served with refreshing pineapple juice. We were surprised to see peacocks, macaw parrots, agouti and monkeys. When we arrived back at the hotel, the day groups went to their afternoon activities, including cooking, yoga and salsa dancing. To end the night, local dancers performed traditional dances, inviting students to try on their dresses and hats. This was a truly unforgettable day.
-Thea Pratt, Amelia Batt and Sofia Kozlova