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COSTA RICA

If Earth had a heart, it might be Costa Rica. Few countries on the planet offer the variations of terrain, climates, flora and fauna, so this is a rich learning ground to teach children about preserving and enjoying the environment. From animal life and outdoors, to plenty of

thrill-seeking and cultural experiences there is much to explore. Your family will learn what the saying Pura Vida means and will hopefully bring that simple-life spirit home.

Each of our itineraries has unique offerings allowing for cultural engagement and community give-back. Here are some of the things that will make your trip to Costa Rica special:

HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES

WITH TEENAGERS

 

Special Activity:

WHITE WATER RAFTING

ON TORO OR

SARAPIQUI RIVERS

 

White Water Rafting Class III – IV. Both rivers run for class III- IV (Toro River or Sarapiqui) offers some of Costa Rica’s best white water with big waves, technical rapids and continuous whitewater. Your journey begins with a 1-hour scenic drive through the Eastern portion of central Costa Rica through the beautiful pineapple, papaya and yucca fields with Volcano Arenal set in the backdrop. Once you reach our destination, our trained/skilled guides will review the rules and safety guidelines for the river to familiarize yourself with your job as paddlers. Then you will take the plunge and head down river. You will enjoy the spectacular scenery and a thrilling ride. Halfway through your journey you will
“re-fuel” on the riverbank and enjoy some delicious tropical fruit while soaking in the tropical surroundings.

  • Visit “Obras del Espíritu Santo”, this
    non-profit is focused on diverse social
    aspects such as health, education, and teenagers and children at social risk.
  • Stay near the Arenal Volcano. In Arenal you will have the opportunity to live the costarican culture at “Arenal Vida
  • White water rafting and Costa Rican Lunch
  • Visit Proyecto Asis for a tour that allows you to experience a unique opportunity to not only be near the wild animals, but also help in their rehabilitation
  • Discover the culture and traditions of “The Maleku” Tribe

HIGHLIGHTS FOR

ADULT ONLY TRAVELERS

Special Activity:

DISCOVER THE SECRETS BEHIND

ONE OF THE WORLD'S

DELICACIES: CHOCOLATE

 

With the amazing Arenal Volcano in the background, you will enjoy an incredible experience in the midst of a tropical rainforest. Here, you will discover the secrets behind the production of one of the world’s finest delicacies: chocolate, starting from its origins and the uses it has had since its early beginnings to the way we are currently familiar with this product. A two hour,

hands-on program will allow you to learn many interesting facts about cocoa and chocolate, as well as participate in all the production process of chocolate, going through the harvesting, drying, grinding and production of the traditional drink of our ancestors and enjoying some high quality organic chocolate.

  • Visit “Obras del Espíritu Santo”, this
    non-profit is focused on diverse social
    aspects such as health, education, and teenagers and children at social risk.
  • Stay near the Arenal Volcano. In Arenal you will have the opportunity to live the costarican culture at “Arenal Vida
  • Discover the secrets behind the production of one of the world’s finest delicacies: chocolateing lesson
  • Visit Proyecto Asis for a tour that allows you to experience a unique opportunity to not only be near the wild animals, but also help in their rehabilitation
  • Discover the culture and traditions of “The Maleku” Tribe

 

HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES

WITH CHILDREN UNDER 12

Special Activity:

GUIDED JOURNEY

THROUGH ARENAL

VIDA CAMPESINA

 

Enjoy a guided journey through “Arenal Vida Campesina” property where you can appreciate traditional and non-traditional cultivations and take part of activities like milking a cow, making “tortillas” and gathering of vegetables from their own garden, cultural activities as the milling of sugar cane, typical dances and collecting water from our handmade well. Also, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with the environment by sponsoring and planting a tree in danger of extinction and enjoying a typical, organic lunch made with products harvested from the property and cooked on a woodstove.

  • Visit “Obras del Espíritu Santo”, this
    non-profit is focused on diverse social
    aspects such as health, education, and teenagers and children at social risk.
  • Stay near the Arenal Volcano. In Arenal you will have the opportunity to live the costarican culture at “Arenal Vida
  • Campesina” milking a cow, making “tortillas” and milling sugar cane
  • Plant a tree in danger of extinction
    be part of the history, culture and
    traditions of “The Maleku” Tribe, with a
    lesson on Maleku history
  • Participate in an arrow making lesson
  • Visit Proyecto Asis for a tour that allows you to experience a unique opportunity to not only be near the wild animals, but also help in their rehabilitation
  • Discover the culture and traditions of “The Maleku” Tribe
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GLOBAL COMMUNITY GIVE-BACK

 

Obras Del Espiritu Santo is a non-profit organization founded by the priest Sergio Valverde who started feeding homeless people fifteen years ago and since then it has grown into the well-known organization it is today. The organization has 38 different ministries focused on diverse social aspects such as health, education, and teenagers and children at risk. This institution provides counseling and motivational programs to homeless people and to individuals who are currently in prison. Every year, at Christmas they organize a party for 30,000 children. This party takes place in the National Stadium located in San Jose. Obras Del Espiritu Santo does not receive any financial help from the government, all they have accomplished is due to private contributions. During your visit, you will share a special time with the children and also you will visit the small zoo that priest Sergio has created in the community. You will have an opportunity to share with the children your culture and language while being accompanied by a bilingual guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proyecto Asis “Wild Animal Rescue Center, Volunteer Programs and Spanish School” for a tour that allows you to experience a unique opportunity to not only be near the wild animals, but also help in their rehabilitation. During the tour, you will walk around the property accompanied by a tour guide, to visit each of the enclosures. In that way, you will learn important information of every specie: habitat where they live, source of food, social behavior, as well as information about if the animal is listed as endangered (national and international) and why. When this activity ends, there is a coffee break for the participants, including coffee, natural juice and tropical fruits. After that, you start with the volunteering that consists of preparing food for the animals and feeding them.