Costa Rica: Sustainability & Community Development

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Length

9 days

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Price

$2,490*
*Program price stands as an estimate until ticketing is finalized.

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Dates

March 12-20, 2022

Program includes

  •  Roundtrip Airfare
  • 8 Nights of Hotel Accommodation
  • 2 Lunches & Nightly Dinner
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Full Time Guidance & Assistance
  • Walking Tours

Program highlights

  •  20 hours of Service Learning & Volunteer Projects
  • Cahuita National Park
  • Nocturnal Wildlife Tour Hike
  • Bribri Indigenous Community Visit
  • Introduction to Natural Products, Medicinal Plants &  Artisanal Jewelry
  • Traditional Caribbean Cooking Lessons
  • Introduction to Local Dance & Calypso Music

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure – Saturday, March 12

  • Depart for San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Airport Pickup, Check In
  • 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 & Program Orientation

Day 2 – Cahuita – Sunday, March 13

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Caribbean Coast – Cahuita
  • Check In, Town Orientation, Discussions of Projects and Community
  • Cahuita Welcome Lunch
  • Playa Negra
  • Traditional Caribbean Cooking Lessons

Day 3  – Cahuita – Monday, March 14

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Cahuita National Park Naturalist Walking Tour
  • Cahuita National Park Service Projects
  • Lunch Break (meal not included) 
  • Service Project – Elementary School
  • Service Project – Community Garden
  • Group Dinner & Discussions
  • Introduction to Local Dance & Calypso Music

Day 4  – Cahuita – Tuesday, March 15

  • Breakfast – Day Briefing
  • Surfing Lessons
  • Lunch Break (meal not included)
  • Service Project –  Elementary School
  • Service Project –  Community Recycling Center
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion
  • Group Dinner & Discussions
  • Nocturnal Wildlife Tour Hike

Day 5 – Cahuita – Wednesday, March 16

  • Breakfast – Day Briefing
  • Bribri Indigenous Community Visit (Medicinal Plants, Traditions, Chocolate Making) 
  • Traditional Group Lunch, Bribri Waterfall
  • Return to Cahuita
  • Service Project – Elementary School
  • Group Dinner & Discussions

Day 6 – Cahuita – Thursday, March 17

  • Breakfast – Day Briefing
  • Cahuita National Park – Coral Reef Snorkeling
  • Lunch Break (meal not included) 
  • Service Project – Community Painting & Murals
  • Farmers Market
  • Group Dinner & Discussions
  • Caribbean Cultural Center – Natural Products, Medicinal Plants &  Artisanal Jewelry

Day 7 – Cahuita – Friday, March 18

  • Breakfast – Day Briefing
  • Service Project Trash Heroes Beach Cleanup
  • Lunch Break (meal not included) 
  • Service Project – Elementary School
  • Service Project – Community Fruit Tree Planting
  • Group Dinner & Caribbean Farewell Party

Day 8 – San Jose – Saturday, March 19

  • Breakfast – Day Briefing
  • Transfer to San Jose
  • Lunch Break (meal not included)
  • Local Crafts Market
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 9 – Return – Sunday, March 20

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart San Jose, Costa Rica for Home

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