Along our ride, our guide would stop and point out various wildlife and plant life found in this part of Costa Rica. One of the plants he showed us curls up when touched by humans. It is still unknown why the plant does so. Costa Rica has some interesting specimens.
About 2.5 hours into the ride, our guides sliced up some fresh watermelon and pineapple for us to snack on. I have never tasted fruit so good and fresh! I really like how it was served on banana leaves!
After our bike ride, we walked a giant hill to a nearby resort for lunch. The view from the restaurant was absolutely beautiful. For lunch we had a traditional Costa Rican meal of meat, rice and beans, a tortilla, plantains, and fresh squeezed berry juice.
We spent nearly 2 hours at the waterfall. Most of the time, we just relaxed here, down river from the waterfall. It was one of the most peaceful and beautiful places I have ever been.
Our final stop for the day was a hammock store right down the road from La Fortuna Waterfall. It was called “Neptune’s House of Hammocks.” Our professors, Ron and Luke, always bring their students here. It was a very unique store to say the least and many members of our group bought hammocks. We then headed back to the hostel and then walked back into town to grab some dinner. Day 2 was awesome!