Costa Rica Educational Tours

One of the many benefits of travel is the opportunity to expand your perspective and explore new habitats and cultures. There are several ways to learn more about the people, places, and environments that make Costa Rica so special. In a guided tour of the cloud forest, you can discover fascinating plants and insects or search out rare birds. You might listen to stories about the history of Costa Rica while exploring the rainforest or learn how your morning coffee is grown, harvested, and roasted. For longer stays, you could volunteer on an organic farm or take a Spanish language course. No matter what you choose, these experiences will be with you long after your vacation ends.

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Proyecto Asis Tour, Costa Rica
Proyecto Asis TourArenal

The Day Tour to the Asis wild animal rescue center outside of La Fortuna, is a great way to learn about wildlife protection and see Costa Rican animals up close.

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Volunteer in Environmental Education, Costa Rica
Volunteer in Environmental EducationPuerto Jimenez

Are you interested in teaching environmental education to Costa Rican schoolchildren? Volunteers for this project develop and then implement a curriculum for environmental education in Costa Rican elementary schools. This position requires strong motivation and independence, as well as a solid grasp of Spanish.

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Chocolate Tour, Costa Rica
Chocolate TourSarapiqui

This tour introduces you to the origins of modern-day chocolate. Along the way, you’ll learn about the history of cocoa agriculture.

Chocolate Tour
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Educational
Butterfly Farm Tour, Costa Rica
Butterfly Farm TourPuerto Jimenez

This 2-hour butterfly farm tour offers an in-depth look at this colorful insect’s life cycle. You can climb up the main enclosure’s treehouse platforms to look for pupas, butterfly eggs, and caterpillars. Next, you’ll head to the classroom to learn more about butterfly breeding. A trip to the butterfly farm is ideal for small groups or couples who are interested in an educational nature tour.

Butterfly Gardens
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Guided Tours
Turtle Conservation Intern on the Pacific Coast, Costa Rica
Turtle Conservation Intern on the Pacific CoastSamara

Are you eager to protect endangered species and the environment? Would you like to gain professional experience for your studies or career? Or would you just like to help at a great project? If so, the turtle internship might be the right for you!

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Home Stay
Volunteering
Bribri Medicinal Plants and Chocolate Tour, Costa Rica
Bribri Medicinal Plants and Chocolate TourCahuita

The Watsi Bribri people lived in Costa Rica long before the Spanish arrived. On a visit to the foothills of the Talamanca Mountains, you’ll have the chance to meet the modern-day Bribri and learn about their pre-Columbian culture.

Chocolate Tour
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Educational
The Art of Craft Beer in San José, Costa Rica
The Art of Craft Beer in San JoséSan Jose

Like so many cities in North America, San José foodies consider craft beer a staple of nights out. On this tour you’ll go on a pub crawl in the trendy Escalante neighborhood and try some popular Costa Rican brews.

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Guided Tours
Villa Vanilla Spice Plantation, Costa Rica
Villa Vanilla Spice PlantationManuel Antonio

Set just outside Manuel Antonio and Quepos, the Villa Vanilla Spice Plantation grows an assortment of spices, medicinal plants, and exotic fruits. On this half-day tour you’ll explore the plantation and experience how vanilla is grown, harvested, and cooked with.

Chocolate Tour
Educational
Guided Tours
Monteverde Bat Jungle, Costa Rica
Monteverde Bat JungleMonteverde

This vacation, it's time to get 'batty' at the Monteverde Bat Jungle. Learn all about these interesting mammals, how they're important to the environment, and why they're not as scary as monster movies make them out to be. A fun, educational excursion for families and nature lovers, the Monteverde Bat Jungle represents the life's work of Dr. Richard K. LaVal, PhD Wildlife Science.

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Species Exhibits
Proyecto Asis Half Day Tour with Volunteering, Costa Rica
Proyecto Asis Half Day Tour with VolunteeringArenal

Take a tour and volunteer at Proyecto Asis wildlife rescue center just 30 minutes from La Fortuna in the northern lowlands region of Costa Rica.

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Volunteering
Finca Madre Tierra - Sustainable Costa Rican Agriculture, Costa Rica
Finca Madre Tierra - Sustainable Costa Rican AgricultureMonteverde

Do you know where your food comes from? You do when you stay at Hotel Belmar. The hotel sources their eggs, cheese, coffee, and sugar can from their farm. Learn what goes into sustainable farming on this exciting tour of Costa Rica's first carbon-neutral farm — Finca Madre Tierra. This tour will give you the opportunity to explore the farm up-close, and learn what it really means to operate a sustainable business.

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Educational
Mi Cafecito Coffee Tour, Costa Rica
Mi Cafecito Coffee TourSarapiqui

This tour takes you to a coffee farm surrounded by colorful mountains. Along the way you’ll see every stage of the coffee production process, from harvest to cup.

Coffee Tour
Cultural
Educational
Sacred Seed Sanctuary, Costa Rica
Sacred Seed SanctuaryArenal

The Sacred Seed Sanctuary protects a massive diversity of plants, many of which are threatened by climate change. This is part of an effort to create 10,000 seed banks worldwide, in order to combat the constant lost of species caused by deforestation. At this location, you can see a collection of over 300 tropical plants.

Cultural
Educational
Guided Tours
Bat Program, Costa Rica
Bat ProgramSarapiqui

There are approximately 113 species of bats in Costa Rica, which makes up about half of the species of mammals in the country. You’ll learn about the many species and classifications as you make your way through the Sarapiquí rainforest.

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Night Tour
Species Exhibits
The Reptile and Amphibian Exhibit, Costa Rica
The Reptile and Amphibian ExhibitMonteverde

This reptile and amphibian exhibition includes over 30 species of frogs, toads, lizards, geckos and snakes, all of which are native to Costa Rica.

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