On the 29th we motor launched and bused back to San Jose from Tortuguero joining with new members of our group. Early on the 30th we toured San Jose viewing historical and government buildings, public parks and mansions from the heyday of the sugar cane and banana plantation owners. Leaving for Arenal we visited Sarchi ( an artisan town) and stopped at a rural school which Gate 1 (our tour company) supports – we present the students with pads, pencils and markers. The students performed local songs and dances for us.