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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.


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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.

Tirimbina Biological Reserve

Canopy walkway in Costa Rican cloud forest

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