Costa Rica: Health & Wellness

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Length

15 days

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Price

$1,890

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Destinations

San Jose, Cahuita, La Fortuna, Monteverde, & Nicoya

This 15 day program takes students to many Costa Rican towns and villages to study health and wellness, as well as participate in various recreational activities that promote personal health and wellbeing, all while exploring one of the most naturally diverse and rich countries in Central America.

Students will have the opportunity to visit and volunteer at a local nursing home in Nicoya, located in an area that where locals live healthily and enjoy noticeably longer lives. The area is also a perfect gateway to many beaches and parks.

We will also visit Punta Mona, an off-the-grid permaculture farm and educational center, where students can engage in hands-on health and wellness lessons and activities. In Cahuita, after volunteering at a local school for a service learning project, students will be given a lecture on Afro medicinal plants.

While touring this lush and vibrant country, there will be many recreational activities to keep students active, while immersing them in the beautiful Costa Rican ecosystem. These include wildlife tours, coral reef snorkeling, white water rafting, ziplining, and much more!

Program includes

  • 14 Nights of Accommodation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • 4 Dinners
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Full-Time Local Guide & Assistance
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Cahuita National Park Wildlife Tour
  • Coral Reef Snorkeling
  • Caribbean Cooking Class
  • Bribri Educational Day
  • Surf Lessons
  • Cahuita School Service Learning Project
  • Afro Medicinal Plants Lecture
  • Punta Mona Full Day Excursion
  • Cahuita Sea Kayaking
  • Rio Pacuare White Water Rafting
  • Arenal National Park
  • Arenal Boat Tour
  • Baldi Hot Springs
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour & Canopy Ziplining
  • Coffee Plantation Tour
  • San Blas Cathedral
  • Nursing Home Visit
  • Artisanal Market

Itinerary

DAY 01– San Jose

  • Arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Transfer to Accommodations
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Welcome Dinner & Program Orientation

DAY 02– Cahuita

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Cahuita–Caribbean Coast
  • Lunch
  • Cahuita National Park Wildlife Tour
  • Dinner

DAY 03– Cahuita

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Black Beach Morning Workout
  • Coral Reef Snorkeling
  • Afternoon Soccer & Volleyball
  • Caribbean Cooking Class

DAY 04– Cahuita

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Black Beach Morning Workout
  • Bribri Educational Day: Medicinal Plants, Chocolate Making, Sustaining Culture & Traditions, & Bribri Waterfalls
  • Nocturnal Wildlife Tour Hike

DAY 05– Cahuita

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Surf Lessons
  • Lunch
  • Cahuita School Service Learning Project
  • Afro Medicinal Plants Lecture

DAY 06– Punta Mona

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Full Day Punta Mona Excursion

DAY 07– Punta Mona/Cahuita

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Punta Mona Excursion
  • Cahuita Sea Kayaking

DAY 08– La Fortuna

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Rio Pacuare
  • Rio Pacuare White Water Rafting
  • Transfer to La Fortuna

DAY 09– La Fortuna

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Arenal
  • Arenal National Park
  • Rio Fortuna Falls
  • Balid Hot Springs

DAY 10– Monteverde

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Arenal Boat Tour
  • Transfer to Monteverde

DAY 11– Monteverde

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Santa Elena Reserve– Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour & Ziplining
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 12– Nicoya

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Coffee Plantation Tour
  • Transfer to Nicoya
  • San Blas Cathedral
  • Dinner with Local Family

DAY 13– Nicoya

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Nursing Home Visit
  • Conchal Beach

DAY 14– San Jose

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to San Jose
  • National Museum Visit
  • Artisanal Market
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

DAY 15– Departure

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Depart San Jose for Home

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