Costa Rica Journey Highlights
- Assist with sea turtle rehabilitation
- Surf lessons from world-class instructors
- Explore Arenal Volcano
- Raft through the jungle
- Relax in natural hot springs
- Receive Spanish language credit
Costa Rica Journey Details
Costa Rica, or rich coast in Spanish, is an incredible country chock full of life. The sliver of land is small, only 0.1% of the world’s land mass, however it contains 5% of the world’s biodiversity. What’s more, 25% of the country is a national park or protected area. With one coast along the Pacific and the other coast on the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is sure to please the beach goers, snorkelers, and surfers in the group. For those interested in volcanoes and rainforests, Costa Rica has those too. Zeal travels to Costa Rica for these reasons and many more!
In addition to the incredible adventures and experiences on this trip, you’ll spend one week in San Jose learning Spanish in the morning and developing your language skills through city exploration and community service in the afternoon. In addition, you can receive high school or college credit for your morning language coursework.
Community service is an essential component along the way. Community service days include working with sea turtles and Habitat for Humanity. You will learn about marine conservation science, help with rehabilitation efforts of injured wild sea turtles, and build modest homes for Costa Rican families in need.