9 days
Playa Palo Seco, Central Pacific Coast, Arenal region, San José

💎 What makes this program special? In order to protect their home, community members of Palo Seco must continue to replant mangrove trees to keep their coastline stable. This tour offers Girl Scouts a firsthand learning experience into stabilizing ecosystems through the efforts of community farming. They’ll also discover the biodiversity of this beautiful country from every angle with visits to hot springs, hiking to La Fortuna Waterfall and more.

🏃 The physical rating of this program is: Active

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  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: Playa Palo Seco • Central Pacific Coast

    Travel to Playa Palo Seco

    Enjoy a crocodile jungle safari boat cruise 

    Conservation project activities

    • Introduction to the project
    • Overview of methodologies and working plan

  • Day 3: Central Pacific Coast

  • Day 4: Central Pacific Coast

    Visit Manuel Antonio National Park

     Conservation project activities

    • Visit a nursery
    • Learn planting technique and watering process
    • Fill encasements with ground material
    • Plant seeds
  • Day 5: Central Pacific Coast • Arenal region

    Travel to the Arenal region

    Visit the Arenal hot springs

  • Day 6: Arenal region

    Participate in a canopy adventure (Participants must weigh less than 200 lbs) 

    Participate in a cultural exchange with locals

  • Day 7: Arenal region

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall 

  • Day 8: Arenal region • San José

    Travel to San José 

    Take a tour of a coffee plantation

    Enjoy a Costa Rican folklore evening

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: Playa Palo Seco • Central Pacific Coast

    Travel to Playa Palo Seco

    Enjoy a crocodile jungle safari boat cruise 

    Conservation project activities

    • Introduction to the project
    • Overview of methodologies and working plan

  • Day 3: Central Pacific Coast

  • Day 4: Central Pacific Coast

    Visit Manuel Antonio National Park

     Conservation project activities

    • Visit a nursery
    • Learn planting technique and watering process
    • Fill encasements with ground material
    • Plant seeds
  • Day 5: Central Pacific Coast • Arenal region

    Travel to the Arenal region

    Visit the Arenal hot springs

  • Day 6: Arenal region

    Participate in a canopy adventure (Participants must weigh less than 200 lbs) 

    Participate in a cultural exchange with locals

  • Day 7: Arenal region

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall 

  • Day 8: Arenal region • San José

    Travel to San José 

    Take a tour of a coffee plantation

    Enjoy a Costa Rican folklore evening

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip airfare on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    3 meals daily: Except - dinner only on Day 1 and breakfast only on last day

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Entrances

    Crocodile farm; Hot springs; Manuel Antonio National Park; Canopy tour; Kayaking; La Fortuna waterfall; Coffee plantation tour

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

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  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

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