Diamante Eco Adventure Park: A Special Day at the Animal Sanctuary
Engaging with the community
In the heart of Liberia, Guanacaste the Adelita Muñoz Rovira School has an enrollment of around 350 students. It was founded in 1973 and has been growing ever since. This year we got to treat the graduating class to a full day of fun at our animal sanctuary. To them the experience meant more than just a graduating trip, it meant an adventure. So what makes this experience different? The Adelita Muñoz Rovira School is one of the 22 special educations centers that teach children will all kinds of special needs in Costa Rica.
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE
Arriving to Diamante Park on a sunny morning, we see many emotions going through the group. From smiling faces, anxious expressions and timid eye contacts, emotion is a fleeting one. But as soon as we stepped into the Animal Sanctuary the excitement became overwhelming. First stop on the tour: the butterfly observatory. Unsurprisingly, we spent most of our time here. Seeing a world of color flying around them, hearing their laughter and looking into the amazement in their eyes was an incredible gift.
After the butterfly observatory we headed over to the toucans and spent some time admiring their beautiful colors. Another unforgettable moment in their tour was getting to experience the slow moving sloths having lunch and smiling up to them. It truly is a rare sight seeing the sloths moving around, but when there is food around they are unstoppable!
Our day ended heading over to the wildcats and getting to see our beautiful jaguars, Nico and Sama, lounging around taking an afternoon nap. Their reactions to watching the biggest feline species in Costa Rica, laying belly up as if he was waiting for a scratch made them burst into uncontrollable giggles.
CLOSING A GREAT DAY
Of course, the adventure day couldn’t be done without having lunch! We got to enjoy some down time at our welcome center, sharing time with them over pizza and French fries. After so much excitement, the group was ready to get some food in them and head back home. Goodbyes were said, promises of coming back were made, hugs and kisses exchanged. And at the end of the day, our staff was the most excited to have spent time with a group of wonderful people and can’t wait for them to come back.
Experience the best tour in Costa Rica by visiting us at Diamante Eco Adventure Park! Get your passes at www.diamanteadventurepark.com . There are three passes that will let you live the Diamante experience:
- Discovery Pass ($38): Enter our Animal Sanctuary and meet our wildlife family: Lucy the sloth, Nico & Sama the jaguars, Balu the white faced monkey, King Julian our largest iguana and many more!
- Aerial Pass ($68): Enjoy the zip line tour, including the Superman Man mile-long dual cable and a 30 feet high controlled jump!
- Adventure Pass ($98): experience the full zip line tour plus one extra cable that runs through our animal sanctuary and a hanging bridge over the crocodiles! Finish the tour inside of our top of class animal sanctuary and enjoy our wildlife family. This pass also includes a buffet lunch at the Welcome Center and access to our beach activities (stand up paddle board, snorkeling, kayak and hanging out at the hammocks).