(Top left) Natural hot springs that are located along the river. (Top Right) This area is called Blue Lagoon. I think the name is pretty self-explanatory. (Bottom Left) Another view of blue lagoon. (Bottom Right) This is the Rio Celeste Convergence. This is where the water turns blue. It was pretty neat watching the brown water on the right turn blue right in front of your eyes.
After lunch, we used the afternoon to begin our service learning project. As part of the class, we are going to spend four days working to help Tenorio National Park build up its infrastructure. In this picture, Ricardo and Ethan are clearing brush and checking for vipers to make it safe to work. I’m not going to lie, I was a little nervous working in the forest where there could be vipers! No vipers were found, but we did come across a Coral Snake.
After a hard earned dinner, Ricardo came to our bunkhouse with two dead specimens. The first was a coral snake that is extremely poisonous. He also brought the head of a huge viper that Ricardo killed the last time Luke and Ron brought a class to Costa Rica. Ricardo took out the Viper’s fangs to show us how they inject their prey. It was very neat and informative! Only in Costa Rica!