|Sitio de Mata Homestays|
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Day 2 ------------ Community Service Project in Sitio de Mata Village (Homestays)
After a good night's rest we will start off the week by showing the village that we are worth the visit. We plan on taking part in a community service project which will involve doing some work needed in the area. This could involve a number of different things. We have a recycle program organized and many groups help with that. If you are interested in painting or making small repairs to schools or many other needed things in the area we can arrange that. When those types of projects come into play it is funding that depends on how much we can do. If a school group can fundraise back in the states or get donations of a couple hundred dollars for paint and/or things of such then we can plan projects that involve using the funds. After the community service project we will spend time with the families and keep working on our Spanish. Each evenings we will organize the group in one of the main homes that has an open area. Here we usually do a salsa class to get us ready for the last night. All of the homes are within walking distance of each other. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
Day 3 ------------ Craft Class, Cooking Class, & Ultimate Soccer (Homestays)
|Breakfast at Aranza's House|
Day 4 ------------ Canyoneering Adventure (Homestays)
Today is the day to get out of the village and experience some of the natural beauty that Costa Rica has to offer. We will take on the adventure of Canyoneering which will get a little of the adrenaline going as the kids expierence beautiful waterfalls. The canyoneering is a half day adventure and a sport that has become very popular in the tourism industry. We will make our way down small waterfalls and the kids will have to do a small rappel. We have first timers do this all the time. They will absolutely love it as they get soaked. The evening we will be back in the homestays. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
Day 5 ------------ Visit Local Schools (Homestays)
If you can fit a few school supplies in your bags this would be the day to take them out. We will visit some of the local schools in the village. You will know many of the students from your homestay but now you will be with them in their classrooms. What we like to do here is organize small groups of three visiting kids with three local kids and we give them a list of 10 questions that might have interesting answers. We also have other games planned during the visits.
Day 6 ------------- River Rafting (Homestays)
|River Rafting Adventure|
Day 7 ------------- Nature Hike & Farewell Party (Homestay)
|Farewell Party (You'll be an expert Salsa Dancer by now)|
Day 8 -------------- Drive to Airport & Fly Home
Today we will make the drive to the airport and fly home. (Meals: Breakfast)