Amazing Adventures – Costa Rica – Day 5


Desafio Adventure Company takes us to Finca Luna Nueva

Today we set out to Finca Luna Nueva accompanied by our trusty tour guide Hansel from Desafio Adventure Company. We took an educational walk along a “Mystery Trail” which

Amazing Adventures Costa Rica Finca Luna Nuevo Mystery Tour

led us through the rain forest. There we learned about the biodiversity of the rain forest and about the steps taken by the owners of Finca Luna Nueva to reclaim their “organic” status. We saw birds, lizards, bugs, moths, butterflies, plants, trees and pigs. Yes pigs.

Amazing Adventures Costa Rica Finca Luna Nuevo pig

They are organically raised and we were told that the pens are set up so that they can be moved seasonally to take advantage of the natural fertilization the pigs contribute to the land. At Finca Luna Nueva they are focused on healthy foods, healthy eating. In addition, the “Sacred Seeds” program they have a collection of over 300 medicinal plants.

Amazing Adventures Costa Rica Finca Luna Nuevo red flower

Amazing Adventures Costa Rica Finca Luna Nuevo lichen

Amazing Adventures Costa Rica Finca Luna Nuevo white flower

We had lunch at their restaurant and were served all organic food including many of the “super food” ingredients that had been discussed on the tour.  Ginger, tumeric, garlic, cacao, garlic, to name a few.

Amazing Adventures Costa Rica Finca Luna Nuevo table

We were whisked back to our hotel where we did a quick change and headed to the town of La Fortuna, followed by a drive out to The River Restaurant. Desafio had set up a dance demonstration to entertain us and to challenge our photography skills. It did both!

dancer February 22, 2013 edit

Amazing Adventures Costa Rica Finca Luna Nuevo dancers on the wall

Amazing Adventures Costa Rica Finca Luna Nuevo dancersAnd then back to the hotel.

Amazing Adventures Costa Rica Hansel Bus February 22, 2013
Second of my top picks of the day from my pics

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