Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Kayaking the Mangroves Near Arenas del Mar


One of our interns perspective on Kayaking...

Kayaking is one of the most relaxing and exciting activities I have partaken in. Kayaking is something I have dabbled in previously on family vacations and just for fun. This is an activity that is easy for children and adults alike to do. We got breakfast from the hotel to go, and were on our way. The ride went by with gusto and when we arrived at the location, we got ready to go! Getting on the kayak there are only a few rules, number one being, don’t lean to the side, or you’ll fall in. Our group had experienced the breaking of this rule, and although refreshing, not exactly ideal. Paddling in and out of the mangrove trees was so breath taking. Crabs, birds, and white faced monkeys surround you. It is truly an amazing experience. Sometimes you get to cut tight corners, weaving through the various species of mangroves. A little challenge makes it interesting! The weather was perfect and I learned so much along the way. The Mangroves are one of the most important ecosystems in the world, yes, the world. Each twist and turn provided some new and interesting views.

Really getting a chance to connect with nature and experience the Mangrove was a phenomenal experience.  Here is a video of the tour I got the chance to take while at Arenas del Marhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WZ4dFCkJ5k

Arenas del Mar is a luxury Beachfront hotel near Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica.

1 comment:

Teri K. Miller said...

Nice job, Katrina! That was one of our favorite things to do in Manuel Antonio.