An adrenaline filled 3
weeks in
Costa Rica

Surfing, white water rafting, zip-lining & more

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  • Duration
    3 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    12+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Selected start dates in July & August
  • From
    £1000
  • Duration
    3 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    12+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Selected start dates in July & August
  • From
    £1000

The Costa Rica experience

The Costa Rica Experience is the perfect 3-week adventure for wildlife lovers, adrenaline chasers and sun worshippers alike. One of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, if mother nature could show off what she’s really capable of, she would take you to Costa Rica.

Synonymous with all an unspoiled tropical paradise can be, rarely does reality measure up to hype, but Costa Rica certainly comes close. From verdant rainforests teeming with exotic wildlife, to smouldering volcanoes poking through the clouds, to roaring rivers and sleepy, palm-lined, pristine beaches fringing the dreamy coast line. Throw in the friendly Ticos (as Costa Ricans are known) and you can see why down here they call it Pura Vida – "pure life."

The Costa Rica Experience trip will run on selected start dates between July and August, including; 5th July 2020 and 2nd August 2020. We are able to add more dates if there is an interested group of at least 5 people.

"I had the best time ever exploring everything Costa Rica has to offer! The Costa Rica Experience has the perfect blend of travelling, volunteering and free time and you get to see all sides to this beautiful country! Everyone should visit Costa Rica at least once in their life!"

This ultimate adventure will allow you to experience Costa Rica’s complete spectrum, where you get to see the major attractions and sights and the not so known hidden treasures.

Offering a great balance of guided excursions and free time, the structured itinerary will allow you to make the most of your trip seeing something new and exciting every day.

Explore the misty cloud forest of Monteverde, hike in Arenal national park, enjoy some amazing underwater scenery snorkelling and relax on the beaches of paradise. If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie, fly through the jungle on a zip line in the world through the Santa Elena Jungle, go white water rafting down Pacuare River and catch some waves in Puerto Viejo.

You will also get to immerse yourself into the true Costa Rican way of life and feel a real sense of achievement by volunteering within the local community and helping to conserve sea turtles.

During the first week, we will spend two days volunteering in Hogar Sol, a low income suburb of San Jose. You will be able to look after and play with the 20 children currently awaiting adoption at the partially state funded centre or lend a helping hand with other various activities, including; gardening, painting and cleaning.

Later on that week, we will make our way to a remote island on the Caribbean Coast to play an important role in conserving critically endangered sea turtles. This is your chance to go on a unique adventure where you will live life on the beach, enjoying the beauty of the isolated island, the turtles and the friendly small community. Set in one of the most stunning backdrops in the world, you really will get away from it all and enjoy the laid-back “Tico” lifestyle. This tropical island is paradise, with a population of just 28 and no roads or vehicles, you will get to explore the lush rain forests, deserted beaches, and the warm waters of the Caribbean.

We will be travelling around Costa Rica with a mix of private and public transport, ensuring transit times are kept to an absolute minimum while seeing everything the country has to offer. The structured itinerary has been created based on many previous volunteers’ experiences and our local team’s extensive knowledge, providing you with something new and exciting every day.

As we explore Costa Rica as a group (between 5-20 people), you will get to make lasting friendships and create memories that you will cherish forever. Our local coordinator will accompany you throughout your stay, so you can learn all about the local culture and history.

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