So far, the best thing we've done for the kids. We arrived at noon and received a warm welcome from the mistress of the estate...Eli and their adorable son. Sitting on the front porch in rocking chairs she explained the history of the estate and how she and her husband became the keepers of the history of it. A lovely story they have and the love and passion exudes from them.
Following the delicious lunch, where we made our own tortillas and saw the kitchen, Milton showed us the gardens and local medicinal plants followed by a presentation with two oxen pressed g the sugar cane as it was done 100 years ago.the last portion of the tour included a tour at the local school, one of the schools that Eli and Milton support. A new high school is also being built through the support of Eli and Milton. Community is written big here and it's wonderful to help even in a small way ;) it was a wonderful local experience for our kids also and something to take with them in their hearts forever.
I recommend Cultour to anyone who wants to experience something wonderful and enriching and fun and ... and ...and....!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casona Rio Fortuna is a traditional country estate located in the La Fortuna Arenal Volcano area with the aim to let visitors experience the genuine and peaceful way of country life in Costa Rica, surrounded by green pastures, plantations, woodland, tropical gardens and rivers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casona Rio Fortuna Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park