Adventure Travel in Central America

152 Adventure Travel Abroad Programs in Central America

Volunteering Worldwide with Frontier

Experience Central America through Frontier programs. Individuals can go scuba diving, mountaineering, horseback riding, and more, in one of five Central American countries. Along with adventure activities participants can also learn about the local culture and develop valuable language skills throughout their program.

Adventure Programs at Globe Aware

Globe Aware in Central America offers a chance for volunteers of all ages to give back to nature. Help an untouched community develop a sustainable future. The two week long international program includes Excursions, Volunteerism, and Adventure Activities.

Volunteer for the Nicaragua Healthcare Program

Who Should Volunteer at the Clinic? Anybody can volunteer at the clinic! You do not need any formal health care training to qualify! Social workers, physicians, retired people, students, nurses, lawyers, teachers, EMTs, civilians, surgeons, the general public, veterinarians, armed forces personnel, specialty physicians, dental hygienists, pharmacists, general dentists, specialty dentists, po...

Volunteers For Peace, Inc. - International Voluntary Service

Experience an adventure-packed trip in Central America with the help of Volunteers for Peace. American participants can stay for two weeks in the beautiful country of Costa Rica and participate in community works while living and interacting with the locals. The program includes camping, volunteering, and backpacking abroad.


Santa Cruz rests on the edge of Lake Atitlan, only a 15-minute boat ride from Panajachel. An untraditional destination for PADI Open Water Diving certification, Lake Atitlan offers a unique high-altitude dive experience into the volcanic crater of Lake Atitlan. Divers touch hot mud along the lake’s volcanic fault lines; view the underwater volcanic rock formations, walls, and swim-throughs; and...

Seamester: Transpacific, Caribbean to Tahiti - 90 days

Sea|mester offers unique educational voyages where students learn some of the most important lessons beyond academics: teamwork, hard work, and personal responsibility. For more than 40 years, we have consistently delivered outstanding educational experiences for students. We design our programs to provide engaging learning experiences with real outcomes in ways that are impossible to replicate...

Global Works - Travel with Purpose

Wander through Central America with Global Works. Participants from around the world can have a first-hand experience of the simple life of the locals, help in service projects, and learn a new language and culture. This is a four week long adventure program.


Discover the wonders found in Central America while taking part in this international program offered by Gapforce. Individuals have the chance to either lead an expedition course, become a Mayan medic, or even visit stunning jungles. The various types of travel in this unique Central American adventure may include Caving, Trekking, and Scuba.

Fun, Effective Spanish Courses in Costa Rica

You want to make the most of every minute of your trip to Costa Rica. We get that. That's why we started a program that allows you to learn Spanish while traveling and seeing the beautiful sites of Costa Rica. The Guanacaste province is famous for the beautiful beaches, national parks, waterfalls, and wildlife that are found in the region. See it all while advancing one level in Spanish in just...

Volunteer with Turtles in Costa Rica

The Sea Turtle Conservation Project is helping to preserve Costa Rica’s incredible bio-diversity by protecting the nests of endangered sea turtles and releasing turtle hatchlings into the wild. Established in 1989, the Costa Rica Sea Turtle Conservation Project has over 20 years of experience protecting and conserving the endangered sea turtle populations on both the Pacific and Caribbean coast...

Visions Service Adventures

Take an adventure through Central America with Visions Service Adventures and experience the authentic history, culture, and beauty of Nicaragua. Help teach handicrafts to orphans, assist local NGO's community service endeavors, or join reforestation projects. The trips are open to worldwide participants and offer flexible start dates.

Putney Student Travel

For 62 years, Putney Student Travel has offered high school and middle school students the opportunity and insight to shape their world through travel, unique cultural engagement, friendship, and fun. Our summer programs include community service, language immersion, adventure travel, pre-college enrichment, and global awareness. We believe that an essential component of every young person’s ed...

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

Indulge in a Central American cultural adventure through A Broader View Volunteers Corp. Join Student Tours, Native Culture Studies, and Volunteering activities in Honduras. Visit various attractions across the country such as the Cayos Cochinos, Comayagua during Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, and the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve.

Center for Engaged Learning Abroad (CELA)

Learn about tropical ecology in Central America on an adventure travel program with CELA. Participants may choose to study sustainable tropical ecology or healing practices in Belize. Programs may include extensive interaction with indigenous peoples, excursions to Mayan archaeological sites, and travel across the country.

Adventures with Global Vision International

Experience the culture of Central America by joining one GVI's program in Costa Rica. Individuals can participate in a program that combines volunteering with adventure activities. Participants can join the program for as long as 12 weeks. All participants must be over 18 years of age.