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Trips

Costa Rica, the most developed Central American country, lends itself beautifully to the school expedition of a lifetime! Groups can experience a fantastic variation in environment and biodiversity; from the dry forest along the Pacific Coast, up to the cloud forest along the mountainous continental divide and down to the marshy Caribbean coast through tropical rainforest.
Recommended trips: Our suggested itineraries are based on personal recommendation and can be tailored to suit your school and group.

Rainforest Discovery

Canopy walkway bridge in Monteverde cloud forest

From the interior's dense rainforests to jungle meeting ocean on the Pacific Coast, this trip offers plenty of opportunity to discover Costa Rica's unique eco-systems and wildlife - perfect for rainforest study.

Projects

Recommended projects:

Costa Rica: Protecting Turtles

Baby turtle hatchling making it way from the beach to the sea
  • Destination: Costa Rica
  • When to go: Jun to Dec
  • Duration: 5+ days

Take action to protect endangered turtles which nest along the tropical beaches in this hands-on experience. Activities include beach patrols, data collection and occasionally nest relocation.

Costa Rica: Regenerating Rainforests

Cacoa plant on a tree in the rainforest
  • Destination: Costa Rica
  • When to go: Jan to Dec
  • Duration: 5+ days

This project takes place in the rainforest of the Osa Peninsula on the western coast of Costa Rica, and offers an incredible opportunity to get involved and restore biological corridors there.

Locations

Recommended locations:

Arenal Volcano

View of Arenal Volcano with vegetation

One of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica, Arenal is also arguably the most picturesque. With its symmetrical shape and a flourishing national park, Arenal is a stunning part of the country.

Corcovado National Park

Profile of red macaw in Costa Rican rainforest

Remote, untouched and incredibly wild, the Corcovado coast of Costa Rica on the Osa Peninsula is the best place in the country to encounter wildlife, including the elusive jaguar.

Manuel Antonio National Park

White faced capuchin monkey looking out from tree in Manuel Antonio

Located on the Pacific Coast in central Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio National Park is a beautiful paradise with primary rainforests, white sand beaches, bountiful wildlife and tropical islands.

Monteverde Cloud Forest

Resplendent quetzal in Costa Rican rainforest

Monteverde Cloud Forest is the ultimate location in Costa Rica to seek diversity, beauty, and virgin forest. The reserve also undertakes important conservation contributions and research.

Tortuguero National Park

Turtle making its way from the beach to the sea at Tortuguero

Renowned for its turtle populations and hatching programmes, Tortuguero National Park is one of the premier Caribbean locations in Costa Rica to experience incredible wildlife.

Trimbina Biological Reserve

Canopy walkway in Costa Rican cloud forest

Located between the rivers and mountains of northern Costa Rica, Tirimbina is a private wildlife refuge dedicated to conservation, education and scientific research.