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Journey into the heart of Costa Rican culture!
Costa Rican culture and its natural environment are deeply interwoven. Its culture is a vivid expression of this intimate connection. Traverse the country from the Central Valley to the Pacific coast and everywhere in between. Dive into a cultural exploration experience like no other! Experience first-hand Costa Rica's "Pura Vida" lifestyle and you'll soon see why Costa Rica is the happiest country in the world!
Dates & Price
Jul 09 - Jul 23 (15 days) $2,295
Program at a Glance
Ages: 14 - 18
Accommodations | Onsite Directors | Excursions | Cultural Activities | Airport Transfers | International Medical Insurance
Step off the beaten path.
Experience the diversity of the country's unique geography!
Hands-on cultural workshops.
Homestay in Heredia and hotel stays in La Fortuna and Liberia.
Visit to an indigenous reserve.
Excursion to the breathtaking Pacific coast.
Start with a walking tour of San Jose, focusing on "City and Society" and visit its top places of interest: the National Theater, Gold Museum, Central Park, and Central Market.
Stay with a homestay in Heredia for an intimate experience into the Costa Rican or "tico" lifestyle.
Learn about the beautifully painted oxcarts in Sarchi, the heart of the country's artisan culture. Participate in a painting workshop, enjoy a typical lunch, and visit botanical gardens.
Experience a coffee tour in the highland community of Naranjo. Coffee was the driving force behind Costa Rica's economy for centuries and lead to the rise of "Coffee Barons".
Travel to the Guatuso indigenous territory to learn about the native peoples and their traditional ways.
Visit Abangares and its gold mines.
In Guanacaste tour Liberia and participate in a pottery workshop.
Get to know Orosi, home to Costa Rica's oldest colonial church.
Pay homage to the Basilica de los Angeles in Cartago, Costa Rica's most important shrine, said to grant miracles.
Enjoy a traditional dance class and attend a performance.
End on a cultural finale in Heredia with a farewell dinner and cooking class.
Morning: Breakfast with your homestay or at the hotel.
Midday: Morning tour and meeting with a local community.
Afternoon: Traditional lunch and artisan workshop.
Evening: Dinner at homestay or group dinner, relax and get a good night's sleep.