Costa Rica Sample Itinerary


Costa Rica Sample Itinerary



Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica; Meet your Program Director at the airport

Day 2: Guanacaste
Daily Theme: Community and Social Entrepreneurship

·         Practice vocabulary related to Costa Rica’s sustainability and craftsmanship during a language lesson

·         Explore a socially and environmentally sustainable project in Guanacaste

·         Learn to make local crafts

·         Reflect on today’s experiences in Spanish with your group

Day 3: Arenal Region
Daily Theme: Costa Rican Biodiversity

·         Learn terms used to describe the country’s natural surroundings and wildlife during an interactive language lesson

·         Travel to the Arenal Region

·         Get a bird’s-eye view of the landscape on a zip-line canopy tour

Day 4: Arenal Region
Daily Theme: Environmental Sustainability and Ecotourism

·         Learn how Costa Rica used ecotourism to develop its economy while protecting its biodiversity

·         Explore an eco-lodge and learn about alternative energy, microorganisms and sustainable agriculture

·         Volunteer for a few hours with the eco-lodge

·         Reflect on today’s experiences in Spanish with your group

Day 5: Sarapiqui Region
Daily Theme: Youth and Culture

·         Learn and practice vocabulary related to youth culture and daily life in Costa Rica

·         Meet local Costa Rican students and compare teenage life in each country

·         Discover the beat of Costa Rica during a salsa lesson

·         Enjoy a homemade dinner with locals

Day 6: Sarapiqui Region
Daily Theme: Culinary Traditions

·         Learn food-related terms and practice your conversational Spanish during an interactive language lesson

·         Visit an organic farm where you’ll get the chance to harvest your own vegetables

·         Learn to prepare local specialties in a cooking class using the vegetables you harvested

·         Reflect on today’s experiences in Spanish with your group

Day 7: San José
Daily Theme: Costa Rican History

·         Learn about Costa Rica’s early settlements and industry

·         Travel to a coffee plantation and processing facility and learn about coffee production

·         Transfer to San José, the country’s bustling capital and cultural center

·         Reflect on your trip experiences during your last night in Costa Rica

Day 8: Depart for home

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