Day 1 ------------- Arrive and Stay in Central Valley hotel (Central Valley hotel)
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Day 3 ------------------- Day in the Community (Sitio de Mata Homestay)
Have you met us yet Cecilia?
Today you will be surrounded by beautiful green mountains and the smoking Turrialba Volcano. You will have spent your first night in your homestay and hopefully have worked on your Spanish a bit. Breakfast will be with your homestay family and some of you might spend the morning walking your homestay brother or sister to school while others just hang out and try some of the random fruit they put on the table. Every home is in walking distance of each other and there will be two students in each home. We will spend this day in the community doing different activities with the locals. We'll visit a protected area overseen by the community and plant some trees where they are trying to get the area reforested. Our idea will be to get some dirt on us and get some trees planted. One thing I like to do is tag the trees and send a picture of the tree to the kids once a year. With social media now, it is so easy and its just a little reminder to the kids of the importance of the little things. After this activity you will go to your homestay for lunch and then we'll meet back at Fressy's house. Fressy runs the show and she also is Mrs. Recycle. She is going to give a little course to the kids on how to make jewlery out of recycled goods that we collect from the local school. Its a great project and the kids actually wear the stuff they make. It is trash but not really trash once you look at it. Afterwards you will head back to your homestay and spend the evening with your family having dinner and working on your Spanish. We can have a meeting in the evening just to check on things but this will be up to you Cecilia, you make the calls.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 8 ----------------------- Leave Pacuare and drive to airport (airport hotel)
Depending on your flight time you will need to get an airport hotel or fly home in the evening.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
Day 9----------------------- Fly Home!
Just thought you might be interested what this dad thought of his kid visiting Sitio de Mata...