Biology Class
Dec. 28, 2022 – Jan. 6, 2023
Wed. 28Arrive & Orientation
1:52pm Arrive at SJO Airport
3:45pm Arrive at the Atlas House
4:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Snack
Thurs. 29La Fortuna, Los Lagos Hot Springs
7:00am Breakfast
7:30am Quiet time
8:15am Prep to leave for Arenal (3 hour trip)
8:30am Leave, Drive though mountains, observe rivers, water falls, etc.
11:30am Arrive at hotel (Lavas del Arenal), leave stuff, go into town for lunch
12:30 Go to Los Lagos resort/Hot springs at the base of ArenalVolcano
1:00pm Zipline
Spend the afternoon in the swimming pools (some hot, some cold) water slides, etc.
Also see butterfly farm and ant farm at Los Lagos, plus fish ponds, turtles, short hike.
6:00pm Dinner at los Lagos
7:15pm Return to hotel (15 min. drive)
8:00pm debrief
Fri. 30Rio Celeste, Rope Swing River, Down Town Arenal, La Fortuna
6:00am Breakfast
6:30am Quiet time
7:15am Leave for Rio Celeste (about an hour and a half ride)
8:45am Hike to Rio Celeste
9:45am Arrive at Waterfall
11:00am Start return hike
12:00 Go to Lunch
1:00pm Return to Hotel
3:00pm Go to River (to swim) with Rope swing & little hike
4:15pm Return to Hotel
6:00pm Dinner down town Arenal, La Fortuna (about 10 min. from Hotel)
7:00 Visit down town
8:00pm Return to hotel
8:30pm Debrief
Sat. 31Leave Arenal, go to Cartago, Carnival/bull fight, Fireworks
6:00am Breakfast
6:30am Quiet time
7:30am Clean up, pack
8:00am Leave for Cartago (about 3 to 4 hours)
12:30pm Lunch in Cartago
1:15pm Visit the Basilica, then the old church ruins
4:00pm Leave Cartago for The Altas house (about 1.5 hours)
6:00pm Dinner at the Atlas house
6:30pm Go to Bull fight at carnival
9:00pm Return to the Atlas house
Midnight- Fireworks
12:20am Return to the Atlas house
Sun. 1Church and Go to Punta Leona Resort
8:30am Breakfast
9:00am Quiet time
10:00am Leave for church – International Baptist Church (pack/take everything for the beach trip)
12:30 Lunch
3:00pm Arrive at Punta Leona Resort
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Debrief
Mon. 2Punta Leona
6:00am Ride to front desk
6:15am Bird tour
8:15am Breakfast
8:50am Quiet time
9:30am Butterfly farm (40 min. guided tour)
10:30pm To Playa Blanca to check it out
2:00pm Lunch
Afternoon- Outdoor Class
8:30pm Dinner
8:45pm Chill/rest/Debrief
Tues. 3Punta Leona
7:15am Quiet time
8:15am Breakfast
9:00am Outdoor Class
2:00pm Lunch
2:45pm Outdoor Class
6:15pm Be at reception-Night tour
8:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Chill/rest/Debrief
Wed. 4Punta Leona
7:15am Quiet time
8:15am Breakfast
9:00am Outdoor Class
12:00pm Be out of rooms
1:15pm lunch
3:00pm Leave Punta Leona
7:00pm Dinner at the Atlas House
8:00pm Debrief
Animal rescue in Santa Ana, Downtown San Jose, Central Market
7:00am Breakfast
7:45am Quiet time
8:30am Animal Rescue (45 min. away)
12:30pm Eat at animal rescue restaurant
1:15pm Got to downtown San Jose, Central Market (about 45 min.)
2pm Walk from the National Theatre to Central Market
4:00pm Leave Market
6:00pm Dinner at the Atlas house
7:00pm Debrief
Fri. 68:00am Breakfast
8:45am Quiet time
9:30am Clean up, finish packing
10:10am Leave for airport