Community Development



5 Days


On-Ground Program Price

*Airfare is not included in the price

$1,500 – Ratio 15-19:1


Single Room Supplement – $550

*price for SRS stands as an estimate until booking is finalized



March 11-15, 2024

Program includes

• 4 Nights of Accommodation
• All Ground Transportation (inc. Transportation Pass)
• All meals
• Full Time Local Guide
• 24/7 On-Ground Emergency Support
• Travelers Health Insurance & Liability Insurance
• Tips & Gratuities

Program highlights

• Community projects – schools and environment focus
• Cahuita National Park
• Bribri Indigenous Community Visit
• Introduction to Natural Products, Medicinal Plants
• Traditional Caribbean Cooking Lessons
• Introduction to Local Dance & Calypso Music
• Playa Negra


DAY 1 – DEPARTURE – Monday, March 11

Flight to San Jose, Costa Rica

Airport Transfer to Cahuita (Approx. 4 hrs)

Check in, Refresh and Relax
Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. Additionally, an in-depth safety briefing will be provided for what to do incase of an emergency. 

Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets. 


DAY 2 – SAN JOSE/CAHUITA – Tuesday, March 12

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Discussions of Projects and Community – Introduction to the activities that will be taking place throughout the duration of the program

Playa Negra – This is Cahuita’s long, black-sand beach. Top spot for swimming due to the clean, calm water.

Traditional Caribbean Cooking Lessons – 

Enjoy a great time sharing and learning about Costa Rica Caribbean cuisine and Afro-Caribbean culture.

Costa Rican Caribbean cuisine is characterized by the use of species, herbs and coconut derivatives.

DAY 3 – CAHUITA – Wednesday, March 13

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Cahuita National Park Naturalist Walking Tour – In this amazing park students will see the best combination of jungle trek and beautiful Caribbean beaches just a few meters apart

Cahuita National Park Service Projects – Students will work with local naturalist guides on various projects inside the national park including – beach and park cleanup, installation of garbage and recycling containers, trail maintenance, and painting of ranger stations.


Service Project – Elementary School – Each student will be assigned a local elementary student who they will work with for 30 minutes per day Monday – Friday with English conversation and cultural exchange. Additionally, we will have the opportunity of working with the students installing and enhancing the school’s gardens (food, pollinator, or medicinal gardens), improving waste, recycling, and composting  infrastructure and collection efforts, and educational arts and crafts activities.
Service Project – Community Garden 

Group Dinner & Discussions 

Introduction to Local Dance & Calypso Music – Calypso music has a unique and interesting history behind its origin, popularity, and appreciation in the mainstream music scene. It is a type of folk song primarily from Trinidad though sung elsewhere in the southern and eastern Caribbean islands.

DAY 4 – CAHUITA – Thursday, March 14

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Bribri Indigenous Community Visit – (Medicinal Plants, Traditions, Chocolate Making) 

Traditional Group Lunch

Bribri Waterfall 

Return to Cahuita 

Service Project –  Community Recycling Center 

Service Project – Community Fruit Tree Planting

Group Dinner & Caribbean Farewell Party 


DAY 5 – RETURN – Friday, March 15

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Bus Transfer to San Jose Airport (approx. 4 hrs)

Depart San Jose, Costa Rica for Home 



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Payments Schedule

150 days prior to departure $500 per person is due and payable by October 13, 2023

90 days prior to departure, the second payment in the amount of 50% of the remaining amount is due and payable by December 12, 2023.

60 days prior to departure, the third and final payment in the amount of the remaining amount is due and payable by January 11, 2024.

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*Note: When you make a payment please leave a note with: School name, Name of the Program, Name and Surname

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