They wanted to have a real experience in the rain forest, so, here we go! We did a nature hike to the jungle, spending about one hour in our private biological reserve. After that, we drove all the way to Arenal Volcano, the most active volcano in the country since 1968.
Once there, we started the walk up to the summit of the 1968′s lava flow. I was amazed watching my friend ’don’ Joel, who is 74 years old, climbing up as a little boy! Great!
He told me a couple of phrases that I will use for ever. The first one was: ‘Win-win situation’, the best description to the job we are doing at Chachagua Rainforest, being friendly to Mother Nature, working on a sustainable way.
The other one was: ‘Grow where you were planted’, meaning that we shall to be happy with the resources that we have, no matter if we got a lot or just a little. So we are in Costa Rica, ‘don’ Joel, so we are.
Thank you for this, mi amigo, I won’t forgget about your advices!
On the top of the lava flow, we had such a magnificent view to the volcano and the Lake Arenal. On the way back, we stopped for a drink at a bar in Chachagua Town, listening some cumbia and salsa music. Then,we cameback to Chachagua Rainforest.
Next day, we shared a typical meal in my house. My mother was teaching them how to prepare corn tortillas, and they learned so fast!
We ate some pork chicharrones, rice, black beans and salad, and, of course, the tortillas they made.
I think they were satisfied with the experience that we created for them here at Chachagua Rainforest.