Day 1
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San José

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel

DAY 2
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Trinidad de Dota Family Stay

Begin your Costa Rican adventures by making your way to Trinidad de Dota, where you will meet your host families! 

Note: 2-3 students will be placed per family on this program. Enjoy meals and time outside of scheduled activities with your host family.

DAY 3
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Trinidad de Dota Family Stay

Take in your surroundings as you hike around this mountainous region. Enjoy getting to know your tico host family.

DAY 4
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Trinidad de Dota Family Stay

Visit a coffee plantation to learn about how coffee is made and produced locally in the town of Dota. Next, join the local community for una mejenga, a pickup soccer game.

DAY 5
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Arenal

Visit a local school where you will meet and connect with students just like you! Then, bid farewell to your tico families and travel to Arenal Volcano. Upon arrival, relax in the hot springs and take a dip in the warm, thermal waters.

DAY 6
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Arenal

There’s nothing like starting your day zip lining through the forest canopy! Afterwards, learn about the fascinating history of the active volcano in Arenal National Park. Then, feel the rhythm in a salsa class.

DAY 7
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Samara

Transfer to the region of Guanacaste and participate in a community project of planting trees at a reforestation property. Later, visit the beach town of Samara.

DAY 8
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Samara

Keep your eyes peeled for reefs and tropical fish as you kayak and snorkel at Chora Island. Later, enjoy some free time at the beach

DAY 9
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Return

Depart for the U.S. with a lifetime of memories!

What Others Are Saying

Helen, student

Costa Rica

“My host dad made jokes in Spanish all the time, and by the end of the week I could make jokes back in Spanish, which made me proud.”

Alyssa, student

Costa Rica

“The tour guides gave us excellent historical and cultural information about Costa Rica. It was great to be able to visit both the urban and rural areas to experience Costa Rican culture in those atmospheres.”