March 29, 2001
Once we arrived at our destination we were put into repelling harnesses and then took a short hike to the beginning of the tour. There were 5 platforms built in the tops of trees in the rainforest with cables that ran from platform to platform. We attached hooks to the harnesses and the cables and then would glide from platform to platform. On the last platform we repelled to the bottom, which was about 50 feet from the top of the tree. A pleasant hike took us to a magnificent waterfall. We stopped for a cool swim in a pristine pool of water at the foot of the waterfall and had a snack of fresh sweet pineapple. After about an hour of swimming and relaxing we started our hike back to the place we started. This was not a long hike but was steep and uphill in parts. They say it is meant for people 7 and older and in moderate physical condition. It was a bit much for me but I am not in moderate physical condition!
When we reached the top of the hill where we had started they fed us again. It was a full dinner of black beans, rice, fruit, chicken and a delightful cake.
Although we were all very tired we enjoyed the trip back to our hotel. We enjoyed the day, the guides were very nice and took time to point out the ecological issues in this primary rainforest. The trip was a wonderful adventure and I learned a great deal. The cost was about $40 US each and worth every penny.
The phone is 506 777-0100.
From journal Quepos, Off The Beaten Path