email: info@true-adventure.co.uk

call: 01730 812742

Brief

Costa Rica is one of the world’s most biologically diverse countries, offering spectacular volcanoes, cloud forests, rainforests and stunning beaches. The people have an easy going nature and you will find the local communities and culture fascinating. Be sure to visit soon whilst you can still find yourself far from the maddening crowds.

Highlights

Experience the rich biodiversity whilst trekking in the cloud forest.

Witness baby turtles hatching at Tortuguero National Park.

Integrate with local communities whilst undertaking orphanage, school or environmental based projects. 

Remember, all our expeditions are created bespoke so you're not restricted by what you see here. If you're undecided about where to go, just call us, we love sharing ideas.
The world really is your oyster!

Call us for more details 01730 812742 or email us at info@true-adventure.co.uk

The Expedition

Phase 1: Acclimatisation

Arriving in to the city of San Jose, the team will spend a few days adjusting to the tropical climate and unique culture in this bustling city. This is a great opportunity to explore the city, with its colourful architecture, interesting museums and impressive cathedral.

Phase 2: Trek

The team has a chance to trek around the Santa Maria de Dota, which sits along the mountainous highlands of south-central Costa Rica. The teams can trek alongside community guides as they explore the rainforest and stay overnight in a mixture of tents and homestays.

Phase 3: Dive

On the beautiful coastline of Costa Rica teams can learn to dive amid stunning coral reefs and gain their PADI Open Water certificate in a 5* PADI Dive Centre. Those who already hold the open water certificate can choose to do a more advanced course.

Phase 4: Project

The project is a valuable and rewarding phase. Teams can volunteer and take part in a variety of environmental or community based projects. Past examples include repairing community buildings, building play grounds for the local children or desperately needed sanitation facilities for schools or the community. All projects are chosen in consultation and have the full support of the local communities, therefore this is a great opportunity to interact with local villagers and children, and practice your foreign language skills.

Phase 5: Culture & Review

Tortuguero National Park is well known for it’s popular turtle-laying beaches. Take a short hike past stunning waterfalls and visit one of the many coffee plantations that the continent is famous for. There is also the opportunity to visit the Montverde cloud forest with it’s vast array of wildlife.

Expedition Grade

Our Costa Rica adventure is graded as challenging or level 4. However we have many trek options from the more easy to difficult giving an overall grade of 3 to 5. The fitter you are the more you will enjoy your expedition.

Expedition Type

Adventure

Project

Culture

Expedition Level

Level cover

Easy

Moderate

Hard

Facts

Terrain

Mountains, coast, cloud forest, rainforest and volcanoes.

Weather

Average year round temperatures in the mid 20’s. The country’s climate is divided into wet and dry seasons. The dry season runs from January-May and the wet season from May-December.

Culture

There are many local indigenous languages and the country is heavily influenced by Spanish culture.

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Drop us a line or give us a call

We don't have a 'sales department' so any one of us may answer the phone and we're always delighted to help with your questions.
01730 812742

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Let's meet up for a chat

We love to chat about expeditions over a cuppa! We're happy to visit you to discuss your expedition aspirations or via phone if you're short on time.

3

Launch the expedition in school

Announcing an expedition to the school is always exciting. We present to students in assembly then a week or so later to parents after school.

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Form the team

Unlike typical school trips, we collect all applications and payments directly, reducing admin time for teachers.

Teachers, drop us a line below and we’ll call for a chat or dial:
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