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Costa Rica School Expedition

Costa Rica has long been a dream destination among travellers. It's packed with everything that's spectacular about Central America; vast dense green forests, sparkling turquoise seas, sandy beaches and breathtaking volcanic landscapes.

Your 4 week life-enhancing school expedition gives you the unique chance to live as part of the local community, working on inspirational projects.

You'll have plenty of opportunity to take in the amazing sights Costa Rica has to offer as you travel from dense rainforests to pristine beaches before undertaking your PADI dive course.

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Costa Rica School Expedition

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The impact you will make


Community Improvements (Terraba)

The indigenous communities of Central America have missed out on much of the economic development of the region in recent years. You will help to improve the standard of living for the local people by working on community infrastructure projects such as building classrooms, community housing and sanitation facilities

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Activities Include

  1. Laying foundations
  2. Mixing cement
  3. Plastering, painting and decorating buildings

Wildlife Protection (Caño Negro)

Though Costa Rica accounts for only 0.03% of the earth’s surface, it holds 6% of the world’s biodiversity. However, the diverse flora, fauna and animal species are under threat from human activity. Your work here will help to protect the local wildlife through conservation efforts with the community.

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Activities May Include

  1. Habitat protection
  2. Wildlife monitoring
  3. Tree planting
  4. Educating locals on conservation
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Camp Caño Negro

A peaceful natural haven, Camp Caño Negro is based near the waters of the wetland national park and you can spot caiman basking on the banks of the water in the morning.

Location: Guanacaste, situated in the northwestern region of the country

Accommodation style: Dormitories with bunk beds typically in wooden cabins

Power: Mains electricity and US plug sockets

Phone signal: Reasonable signal


Camp Terraba

Camp Terraba is based in a converted school and has spectacular views across the forests surrounding it. You will be sharing the camp with your fellow volunteers and some local toucans!

Location: Puntarenas region of southern Costa Rica

Accommodation: Dorm style with bunk beds

Phone Signal: Weak signal

Social: Volleyball court


What's included

Travel insurance
Project costs
Orientation and local language lessons
Food and drinks
Dedicated Qualified Expedition Leader and supporting staff costs
Ongoing pre-expedition and fundraising support
Reserve location
Flights and in-country transfers
Access to our Travellers Gateway
24 hour emergency support
PADI open water dive course