Movement & Health
Through Nature

| Costa Rica

Active Discovery & Wellness

Ready for a mental and physical reset in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica consistently ranks as the happiest country in the world. It is one of the few Blue Zones on the planet: special places where people live exceptionally long lives thanks to their lifestyle and diet. This journey focuses on discovering the contributors to the health and happiness of its population. Learn what good habits you can make part of your own daily routine. During your time in Costa Rica participate in engaging activities that support your health and mental well-being. Bodies need movement and minds demand challenges so this journey offers activities that are both engaging and physically dynamic. Enjoy the healthy Costa Rican diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Travel the country for different experiences without departing from our movement, health, and wellness goals. Costa Rica has a lot to teach us. This is the perfect opportunity to learn and incorporate healthy habits and lifestyle choices into our lives that this country is known for.

Dates & Prices

jun 11 - jun 25 (15 days) $2,295

jun 25 - jul 09 (15 days) $2,295

Program at a Glance

Ages: 14 - 18

Minimum Group Size: 4 participants
Maximum Group Size: 10 participants
Focus: Movement, health, wellness
Level of Spanish: A basic level is recommended
Level of Physical Activity: Moderate
Accommodation: Homestays / Hotels
Airport Code: SJO (San Jose International Airport)
Program Locations: San Jose, La Fortuna, Heredia, San Gerardo de Dota

What's Included

Room & Board | Onsite Directors | Excursions | Cultural Activities | Airport Transfers | International Medical Insurance

Highlights

  • A variety of movement and health-focused activities.

  • Meditation and yoga classes.

  • Hike Tapantí National Park.

  • Travel to Arenal Volcano and the Pacific Coast.

  • Explore the mountain region of Cerro de la Muerte.

  • Get to know the beautiful community of San Gerardo de Dota.

  • Community service activities.

details

  • Airport pickup (SJO) by a program director.

  • A perfect mix of homestays, hotels, and lodges. Homemade meals are prepared by the homestay in order to fully experience the Costa Rican diet and cooking traditions.

  • Visit the capital city of San Jose. Explore the historic city center and beautiful Sabana Metropolitan Park for sports activities.

  • Visit the Amusement Park and explore Pueblo Antiguo, a great way to learn about colonial Costa Rica.

  • Movement-focused activities included such as a Latin dance class, cooking lesson, and soccer. Participate in mindfulness activities such as meditation and yoga.

  • Visit a dairy farm on the volcanic slopes of the Central Valley and learn about time honored sustainable agricultural practices in tune with the land.

  • Experience La Fortuna's thermal hot springs. This is a region surrounded by nature. Feel the thrill of a zip line tour through the rainforest and hike to a beautiful waterfall.

  • Spend a day on one of Costa Rica's beautiful Pacific Coast beaches.

  • A path to wellness is helping others and this program includes two days of community service.

  • In the verdant Orosi River Valley, hike in Tapantí National Park. Later, visit the colonial Orosi church and Cartago, home to Costa Rica's religious shrine said to bestow miracles.

  • The cloud forests of Costa Rica are a special place for introspection and attunement with nature. During our days in this natural setting with towering oaks and exuberant vegetation, meditate and participate in a yoga workshop before exploring the Savegre River.

  • Return to Heredia for a farewell dinner mentally and physically refreshed and recharged.

Tips & Advice

This program travels to a variety of landscapes and climates so pay close attention to the packing list!

  • Pack light and bring a good backpack for our excursions.

  • Bring clothes for the mountains - it will get chilly in the cloud forest!

  • Comfortable hiking shoes are a must.

  • Bring a good pair of binoculars to spot out wildlife.

  • Read up on Costa Rica before you depart. The more you prepare before you join the program the more you will get out of it!

Students relaxing on a beach in Costa Rica
Group of students in front of Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
Teenagers at a cooking class in Costa Rica
Teenagers playing soccer in Costa Rica

Attend two or more Programs For a 5% discount