Travel to Tortuguero and Beyond! Get ready for an adventure in a climate rich with wild and natural diversity – hot springs, a volcano, rainforest, beaches, plus animals big and small you’ll never forget.
- Arrive in San José: Meet your tour director and check into hotel.
- Travel to Tortuguero: As you travel to Tortuguero visit a Costa Rican school to meet local students, practice Spanish and see the differences between schools there and schools at home. (Please note that school visits will not be possible on certain dates due to schools not being in session. WorldStrides will update you as early as possible.)
Visit a Costa Rican school to meet local students, practice Spanish and see the differences between schools there and schools at home.
- Tortuguero Canal Tour : Get up close with some of Tortuguero’s coolest inhabitants. Make your way through the park’s narrow waterways, where the overhanging vegetation can bring 300 species of birds, 168 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 60 species of mammals right up under your nose.
- Travel to Sarapiqui via Cabo Blanco :
- Travel to Arenal: Arrive in Arenal and learn how to make traditional Costa Rican dishes in a cooking class led by local community members.
- Hot Springs: Let the volcanoes take you away. At Arenal’s hot springs, bubbling lava fields heat the waters to make nature’s own jacuzzi.
- Arenal Volcano National Park: Arenal Volcano National Park is located in the northern region of the country and is home to one of the world’s most active and impressive volcanoes. Besides the volcano, this national park has various hiking trails that wind through the tropical highland forest as well as the lowland wet forest. Also within the park is a magnificent man-made lake, Lake Arenal (the largest lake in Costa Rica), which provides over 40% of the country’s energy production.
- Travel to Guanacaste via Bolaños Bay: This area, whose terrain ranges from savannas and swamps to beaches and cloud forests, was established to protect animals and their migratory paths. Enjoy the tropical breezes swaying the palm trees as you relax on sandy beaches.
- Santa Rosa National Park: Visit Santa Rosa National Park, the oldest and most developed park in the country. It is the largest remaining stretch of tropical dry forest in Central America and the nesting site for an endangered species of sea turtle. Learn about the biological educational program of the park.
- Guanacaste Beach: Spend some time relaxing and have fun enjoying some free time on the beautiful Guanacaste Beach.
- Depart Costa Rica for home: