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Costa Rica Service-Learning



Give extra meaning to your next educational tour by making it a service learning trip. Work with locals on community projects and practice your Spanish at the same time. Plus, did we mention this is in Costa Rica? Get ready for volcanoes, rainforests, waterfalls, and colorful animals at the plenty!

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Sample itinerary for Costa Rica Service-Learning trips


  • Catch your flight to San José, capital of magnificent Costa Rica. 
  • Meet with your tour leader at the airport and hit the road towards the Pacific Coast.  
  • Arrive in Jacó, where you'll spend the night. 


  • Visit one of the country's most beautiful parks, Manuel Antonio National Park, where you'll discover incredible flora and fauna, and bathe on its magnificent beaches.
  • Meet with your host families in Herradura and follow them for a discovery of the village that welcomes you for your community stay.


  • Meet your local coordinator who will give you details on your missions. The missions are defined according to the needs of the community to help solve a collective need, such as the construction of a road, agricultural activities,  and more. Every morning of your stay will be devoted to your community mission.
  • It is a total immersion experience! Learn about the routines, values and traditions of the community while practicing your Spanish like never before!
  • To complete your experience, every afternoon will be devoted to a cultural discovery, such as visiting a local farm, trekking, fishing, cooking, participating in a craft workshop, or going for a swim in a nearby hot spring (a must!).


  • It's already time to say goodbye! Thank your hosting families before leaving the village.
  • Head on a guided tour of the Cloudbridge Forest, a private reserve where monkeys, hummingbirds and breathtaking views await.
  • Upon arrival in San José, stop by a local craft market to fill up on souvenirs for your friends and families.


  • Say Adios to Costa Rica as you take off aboard your flight home. Until next time! 
Our destination recommendations 
7 to 10 Day trip
December to April
Sustainable Travel

Request a specific environmental or ecological mission for your stay.


Combine your community trip with an adventure trip to experience la pura vida!

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