Group photo on the Costa Rica Pura Vida trip

Costa Rica Pura Vida

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Tuition $4,995





Jun 19 - Jul 2 Jul 5 - Jul 18 Jul 21 - Aug 3

Community Service, Hike, Surf, Whitewater Raft, Zipline

Arrival Location

San Jose, Costa Rica

Departure Location

San Jose, Costa Rica

Trips Overview

“Pura Vida” is more than just a saying in Costa Rica, it’s the simple and pure way of life lived by the locals. Travel to the tropical paradise of Costa Rica and combine Spanish language education, adventurous exploration, cultural immersion, and community service to make an unforgettable summer. Earn 30 hours of community service, develop your Spanish speaking skills, soar through the rainforest on an aerial zip-line, learn to surf, visit Arenal Volcano National Park to see a volcano up close, and even experience a unique overnight whitewater rafting adventure down the beautiful Pacuare River. This two week adventure is filled with big adventures, colorful surroundings, and endless new experiences!


  • Community Service (30 Hours) + Language Class – 4 days
  • Surf in Uvita – 2 days
  • Whitewater Raft the Pacuare River – 2 days (overnight)
  • Zipline and Explore Arenal Volcano National Park – 2 days
  • Soak in Baldi Hot Springs – 1 day
I met some amazing people that I will never forget and I learned a lot about myself. I grew in my confidence and especially loved learning how to surf!

Parker, 2019 Costa Rica Pura Vida Student

Trip Price Includes

  • Accommodations
  • Activities
  • Meals
  • Group gear

Not Included

  • Personal gear and clothing
  • Airfare to and from the trip start and end
Travelers all jumping in the air

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