Drake Bay is on a small peninsula called the the Osa Peninsula which is home to 50% of all species in Costa Rica. We went to Corcovado National Park which is the most biodiverse place on the planet according to National Geographic. Our guide told us the peninsula has almost twice as many species of trees than the whole United States and Canada combined. Dad had found us a cabin in a small lodge that had an amazing view.
As soon as we unpacked we went on a canopy tour that was down the road. The canopy tour was zip lining through the jungle canopy. Sometimes we were closer to the floor and sometimes we were up really high. The longest zip line was 400 meters. You control your own speed by using a leather glove and pressing down on the line to break. Not something you would find in the US! On several of the zip lines Kylie didn't make it all the way across because she is so light. One of the guides had to go get her!
Sunday morning we all got up at 5:15 AM because we were going into Corcovado Park. A thirty minute boat ride took us to the small outpost that is the entrance of the park. We hiked for four hours and were fortunate enough to see a tapir which is really rare in Costa Rica. A tapir looks like a jumbo sized pig and an anteater were combined into one creature. We made our way back home by 4:00 PM because we had Spanish class the next morning.