Costa Rica Student TourCosta Rica
Costa Rica Student TourCosta Rica
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Experience the Pura Vida in a colorful country filled with natural splendors. Costa Rica educational travel immerses students in ecological learning as they explore waterfalls, volcanoes, lush mountains and beaches—all occupied by diverse animals including frogs and monkeys. Soak in the Spanish influenced culture of the country’s capital, San Jose, with delicious, plantain-garnished meals. Costa Rica student tours offer adventure thanks to horseback rides, canopy tours and white water rafting excursions.
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This county, named after the Saripiquí River, preserves its biodiversity with national parks. Known for its large array of birds, it is one of the few locations still inhabited by the endangered Green Macaw.
This exhilarating opportunity brings students to the most secluded spots of Costa Rica. While passing the tropical wet forests, keep your eyes out for diverse species of monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, hummingbirds and more.
The Arenal volcano looms large over this small city with sabenero—or “cowboy”—charm.
This center for sustainable agriculture uses diverse food production techniques and promotes conservation. Hands-on educational opportunities provide students with lessons in applied science and sustainability.
Typical Costa Rican cuisine cooked on a wooden stove is created with Finca Educativa’s freshest produce.
This 200-foot waterfall emerges from the jungle, falling into a beryl-colored pool. Cool off beneath the waterfall, and look out for tropical creatures.
Naturally heated from the Arenal Volcano and surrounded by stunning wilderness, these tastefully-adorned hot springs invite visitors to find peace and relaxation.
Hop on a pontoon boat to cross Costa Rica’s largest and most important lake. Dammed in 1973, it now provides hydroelectric power to the entire county. While cruising, enjoy views of Arenal Volcano and rolling hills.
With unique atmospheric conditions that create a consistent cover of clouds, this woodland is home to rare flora and fauna. Explore it with a series of trails, ziplines, suspensions bridges and sky trams that take you to every level of the forest.
Walk through the mist of this cloud forest on suspension bridges, and admire the rare species of mosses, epiphytes and lianas that grow in this unique ecosystem.
This secluded area near the beautifully reserved wildlife refuge sits on the Pacific Ocean and affords stunning views of stars, amongst other things.
Join local Spanish-speaking students for an advanced class in Spanish language.
In this diligently restored refuge at the end of the Abangares River, students will ride through mangroves, salinas and nature trails. Enjoy views of the Nicoya Gulf, Costa Rican farms and freshwater lagoons, and keep your eyes out for rare animal species.
The canals of the Abangares River provide a unique habitat in which the ocean’s saltwater mixes with freshwater. With their striking root systems, a variety of trees and shrubs known as mangroves thrive in this ecosystem. Admire the fauna that inhabit this area.
Look out for giant crocodiles, mangrove trees, Scarlet Macaws and other beautiful creatures as you cruise past jungles.
Located in the Central Pacific Conservation Area, this white sand beach invites students to soak up the natural beauty and explore tidal pools. Share the beach with wildlife such as sloths, monkeys and iguana.
This small national park contains some of the world’s most beautiful natural landscapes, including coves with white-sand beaches and mountains with lush rainforests. Hike through a wide variety of flora and fauna and stop by gorgeous lookouts.
This small city is known for its artisans, who have produced beautiful and innovative wooden goods, specifically oxcarts and furniture. Sites of interests include a wedding-cake style church, the world’s largest oxcart and a botanic garden.
Established in 1920, this artisanal factory uses 19th century machines and an efficient hydraulic energy system to produce traditional and colorful oxcarts. Discover the history of thet carts that were originally used to carry coffee from the highlands to the coast.