Costa Rica Active Outdoors Adventure
- White Water Rafting
- Zip lining
- Hike around Arenal Volcano
- Baldi Hot Springs
- Eco Ranch Stay
- Surf lesson
- Manuel Antonio National Park
- Mangrove Kayak excursion/Snorkel excursion
- Learn basic Spanish
A truly active adventure, this is a great trip for those seeking adrenaline and nature. We will raft on roaring rapids, hike through immaculate rainforests and swim in pristine beaches all the while experiencing a Pura Vida (‘pure life”) lifestyle that is unmatched throughout the world.
This trip allows students to try all manner of outdoor sports; from mountains, to jungles and beaches, there is nothing we leave out. Our activities are all lead by experienced local guides who will not only teach us proper technique but will also teach us about local flora and fauna.
Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your groups’ desires, and needs.
Day 1 - Travel to Costa Rica/ San José
Fly to Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José, Costa Rica and transfer to our hotel. Upon arrival, we will enjoy a traditional Costa Rican meal then head to bed to energize ourselves for the week ahead.
Day 2 - Arenal/La Fortuna
Depart early in the morning for our white water rafting adventure! Before starting our journey down one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful rivers, our professional rafting guides will prepare us with safety instructions and then off we go… Enjoy gorgeous scenery and secret waterfalls as we work together as a team to navigate the cool rapids. Lunch will be held mid trip on a secluded spot along the river. After our adventure, we will continue north to La Fortuna where spectacular views of Arenal volcano await us. We will conclude our first full day in Costa Rica with dinner at the Baldi hot springs resort.
Day 3 - Arenal/La Fortuna
Today get your adrenaline fill on a zip line canopy adventure- soar through the forests through a series of cables to get a true sense of the majestic nature of the Arenal Volcano. Our afternoon will be spent hiking around the base of Arenal volcano.
Day 4 - Puriscal Eco Ranch
Depart early morning and transfer to our eco-lodge in the mountains of Puriscal. This unique destination allows us to experience Costa Rica in a truly authentic way. Situated in a town of only 150 people, the eco-ranch is a permaculture farm and education centre that promotes environmental sustainability, community living and social consciousness. During our time here we will participate in a number of lectures and hands-on workshops that invite us to reflect on how we interact with our environment and introduce us to new ways of living.
This afternoon we will arrive just in time for lunch and a food-processing workshop followed by a group activity such as a soccer game with the local community.
Day 5 - Puriscal Eco Ranch
Today we will participate in workshops on natural building and permaculture! Get right into it and get your hands dirty, using the wattle and daub method, then later we will as have the opportunity to harvest local fruits and vegetables from the farm and use them to help cook tonight’s meal! Finish off the day with a walk through pristine forests to the onsite waterfall! Enjoy our delicious, organic dinner before participating in a final night’s reflection.
Day 6 - Manuel Antonio/Surf Lesson
Surfs up Beach Day! Enjoy breakfast and depart to Jaco for our surf lesson! Upon arrival our professional surf instructors will give us a full inland lesson on safety and technique then we all hit the water together. Enjoy some beach time before travelling down the pacific coast to our accommodations.
Day 7 - Manuel Antonio
This morning we will embark on a guided walk through Manuel Antonio National Park. Our certified local naturalist guide will teach us about the local flora and fauna as well as talk about the impacts of tourism on the ecosystem. Here we have a good change of seeing several species of monkeys, sloths, lizards, toucans and many others animals. After our guided hike we will have time to swim in the pristine turquoise beach within the park limits. Our afternoon will be spent on a kayak or snorkelling excursion. We will end our day with a delicious meal in one of Manuel Antonio’s chic restaurants and perhaps catch a classic pacific coast sunset!
Day 8 - Homeward bound
Pack up and say goodbye to Costa Rica as we travel onward to the aiport and then homeward bound.
AirfareRoundtrip group airfare to San Jose, Costa Rica
BusPrivate coach transportation as needed in Costa Rica
Eco LodgeEvolve works with eco-lodges which promote sustainable living practices
HotelCentrally located, student friendly, 3 * minimum, acclaimed hotels
Three meals a day included in trip. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants serving authentic cuisine sufficient for teenage appetites.
Costa Rica is ranked #1 in the Happy Planet Index.
Places You’ll Visit
Welcome to Costa Rica!
We will transfer to our sustainable eco-lodge where we will be living & working for multiple days.
White water raft down the Savegre River!
Enjoy the beauty of the Costa Rican coastline.