After we arrived at Hotel Establo in Monteverde we drove up the hill in order to reach our rooms, which were situated on a large hill overlooking the Gulf of Nicoya. The group then began to explore some of the facilities in which the hotel had to offer, and most of us spent a relaxing (for some less relaxing) time at the pool. At 5:30 we got back in the bus in order to get to our night hike. There we were split into two groups, and then we ventured into the vast jungle terrain. Supplied with flashlights, the groups, along with the sharp eyes of the guides began to search for any interesting plants or creatures in which we might find. We were taught about the numerous healing properties of many plants, and we spent time in the jungle viewing armadillos, fireflies, and gorgeous birds that camouflaged into the treetops. Some managed to see a few less than desirable (for some) insects such as tarantulas and scorpions. At the end of the hike returned up flashlights, and went back to the hotel to enjoy a delicious buffet dinner.