9 days
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 students 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.
  • 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

    Visit Manuel Antonio National Park

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

    Travel to the Arenal region

    Visit the Arenal hot springs

  • Day 6

    Enjoy a canopy tour

    Participate in a local exchange

  • Day 7

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall 

  • Day 8

    Travel to San José 

    Take a tour of a coffee plantation

    Experience a folklore evening

  • Day 9

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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

    Visit Manuel Antonio National Park

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

    Travel to the Arenal region

    Visit the Arenal hot springs

  • Day 6

    Enjoy a canopy tour

    Participate in a local exchange

  • Day 7

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall 

  • Day 8

    Travel to San José 

    Take a tour of a coffee plantation

    Experience a folklore evening

  • Day 9

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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

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

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

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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