Zip Lining the Costa Rican Rain Forest

The second time we went to Puntarenas, a group of 11 crew members got together to go on a zip lining tour over the rain forest. We all met off the gang way around 8 in the morning and were picked up by a representative of www.crew-tours.com. Jesus corralled our group and some others into a small tour van and drove us the 45 minutes into the mountains beyond the city. The drive up was spectacular. Along the way we past the Sardimar Tuna Canning factory, a prison, several curches…. and mango trees dripping with fruit. He also told us some history of Costa Rica and showed us the fruit that a cashew comes from. I really had no idea that the small sweet nut was the seed on the top of a fruit that looks a bit like a small macintosh apple. He cut one apart so we could taste it. Sweet and juicy, the flavor was alot like an apple too. The part that I found fascinating is that the cashew cannot be eaten raw and that it could actually cause blindness if not handled properly.

Cashews in Costa Rica
Cashews in Costa Rica
Gettin' Geared Up

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