Nestled in the beautiful center of Playa Sámara, students will engage in community service with CREAR’s innovative programs focused on creative and artistic expression, English/Spanish language development, education, socio-cultural responsibility and women’s empowerment.
Travel to the picturesque views of coffee plantations in Zarcero. Taste coffee and learn about the history of the Iglesia de San Rafael and the famous topiary garden designed by Don Evangelista Blanco in 1964 in the park Francisco Alvarado.…
A key artisan town in Costa Rica, Sarchí is best known for their colorful and famous oxcarts that are handcrafted there and found everywhere in Costa Rica. Learn more about artisanship and design while visiting.
A local guide leads us on a hike through his private land to a beautiful cascade tumbling out of the cloud forest into a crystal-clear pool several hundred feet below. The hike is long and strenuous, but bring your swimsuit!
Trapiches, or sugarcane processing plants, dot the Costa Rican countryside and are deeply integrated into the national and local economies. Learn about Costa Rican history as you see each step of the process—and taste the sweet results!
We lodge at a comfortable resort and hike to one of the country’s most active volcanoes, nestled within its own national park. Optional visit to one of the many local hot springs.