Costa Rica Toucan

Costa Rica Science Discovery

In a country that’s home to vibrant rainforests, active volcanoes, unique wildlife, and amazing surf, there are endless opportunities to experience learning in a fun and meaningful way in Costa Rica. Ziplining high above the ground and through the trees, taking a mud bath in volcanic clay, snorkeling in a pristine national park, white water rafting, and engaging with the local community are just a few highlights of the adventures you can experience with us in this tropical paradise on one of our Costa Rica Science Discovery programs.

Icon__0008_2_Safety A fun and safe environment

The safety of our travelers is our top priority so we go to great lengths to support you every step of the way!  Experienced Course Leaders are trained to handle any situation, and there's 24/7 support available from Tour Central in case you need a little extra help. View all our safety measures

L.E.A.P to learn Our learning difference

Our trademarked approach to learning - LEAP - gets students actively involved in what they're seeing and doing.  This active engagement between students, the places they visit, and their Course Leaders allows students (and teachers) to absorb more and build their knowledge and social skills. Learn about LEAP

We’re an actual school We’re a school, too

WorldStrides is accredited by educational bodies across the country, and we have a dedicated Education Department - this means we're an actual school (we just don't have walls!). As a school, we can offer students high school and college credit, and teachers free professional development. See accreditation details

Welcome to real-world learning Travel brings the classroom to life

Whether reliving the past or discovering the future, true learning can't be done from a distance. It requires hands-on exploration and travel delivers it!  When students get up close with the subjects they've only read about in books, learning moments are brought to life in a way in a way not possible in the classroom.

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Reviews and Comments

What our teachers and travelers say about our Costa Rica Science trips?

“Worldstrides perfectly intertwines the joy in an activity such as zip-lining and turns it into a comprehensive educational experience.”
— Andre, Nevada

“This trip was absolutely fabulous! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the country and all the areas we visited. Everyone was very kind, and our tour guide spoke fluent English and Spanish, so communication was easy. I would definitely recommend this trip to friends—it was the most fun vacation I’ve ever been on!”
— Jessica, Illinois

“We learned a lot, and got to see a lot of amazing things! I loved when we got to rescue the sloth, and I loved our guide. Everyone we met was so nice and patient, and I would definitely go again.”
— Kim, Kansas

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