Sadly, today we left Monteverde. We took off this morning to Arenal for the weekend to relax and take a break from classes. We stopped for lunch before getting to Arenal. We took a nature hike and saw some interesting things on the trails. Once getting into our rooms at hotel, we looked behind us to see the beautiful Arenal volcano. It is a spectacular view. Everyone was eager to see the hot springs and so before dinner we tried out their pools, each pool having a different temperature. After dinner it was back to the pools to relax.
The next day we woke up to see Arenal with no clouds. The morning was spent relaxing by the pool and in our ooms until we left before lunch. It was quite a drive to Flamingo from there, though the scenery was great. We spotted some monkeys and birds along the way. New host families were waiting when we got to Flamingo and so students went straight their homes to eat and spend the evening with them. The beaches are incredible here but it is really hot.