Trip Highlights:


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Hotels:

Apartotel Colaye:
http://www.1-costaricalink.com/hotels_san_jose_costa_rica/hotel_colaye_costa_rica.htm
Hotel La Pradera: http://www.lapraderadelarenal.com/
Hotel Cipreses: http://www.cipreseshotel.com/
Hotel Brisas del Pacifico: http://www.brisas.net/index.htm

Places of Interest:

Baldi Hot Springs: http://www.arenal.net/baldi-hot-springs.htm
Arenal Canopy Tour/Zipline: http://www.arenal.net/tour/skytram-skytrek/
http://www.arenal.net/canopy-tour-costa-rica/
La Fortuna Waterfall - http://www.arenal.net/la-fortuna-waterfall-costa-rica.htm
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve: http://www.monteverdeinfo.com/monteverde.htm
Skywalk: http://www.monteverdeinfo.com/sky-walk.htm
Samara activities: http://www.brisas.net/english/activities.htm, http://samarabeach.com/surfing.htm,
http://samarabeach.com/horsebackriding.htm, http://samarabeach.com/whattodo.htm

TOURS IN SAMARA BEACH

Dolphins
You can hear their musical sounds and see them. Nature trips on the ocean are also a relaxing way to view the sealife from offshore. It includes snorkeling and sportfishing.
Duration: 3 hrs.
OstionalThis Tour will take you in a minibus or ATV to Ostional, 36 km from Samara, visiting also Playa Pelada and Guiones (surfers beach). You will observe the turtles laying their eggs in this beach! This tour is organized three days a month during the whole year.
Duration 5 to 6hours
KayakAnd Snorkeling. It's posible to go to Isla Chora, a small island in from of Samara beach by kayac and enjoy the good snorkeling this place offer.
Duration: 3 hrs.
Minimum 2 people.
Includes: equipment, water and fruits

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Food:

Eating Vegan in Costa Rica...one woman's opinion: http://lazysmurf.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/eating-vegan-in-costa-rica/

Special Forms:

Parental Consent Form: http://www.freewebs.com/docdiva/Minor%20Travel%20Consent.pdf

School Cultural Interchange:


Colegio Cientifico Bilingue Reina de los Angeles http://www.ccbcr.com/
Preparacion para la visita en la clase:
para leer: http://www.enotes.com/gold-bug-edgar-allan-poe-text/
para escuchar (en 4 partes):
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI3MAzJ0cT8
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ohq9riTA3k
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqGFiLScL_I
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU_aIXHPxAI
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IQ4l_OjKjc
Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IQ4l_OjKjc

Community Service:

Asociacion CREAR: http://asociacioncrear.org/content/our-staff

Andrea Keith, the Director, asks for donations such as: "Right now our needs are the same as before: markers, pipe cleaners, paper plates, popsicle sticks, jewelry making supplies, paints, watercolors, ANY art supplies/craft supplies etc. Of course, we are always in need of monetary donations as well."