Adventure Travel in Costa Rica

88 Adventure Travel Abroad Programs in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Medical Volunteer

We meet you at San Jose International Airport and transfer you to our base. Gapforce staff will undertake your Welcome and Safety briefing. You will then be allocated to an English speaking coastal clinic by our base, working with dedicated medical staff for a either a morning or afternoon shift. No medical experience is needed, but enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and help out is a must!...

Adventure Never Grows Old with Broadreach

Have an adventure travel experience like no other with Broadreach in Costa Rica. For 2-4 weeks, participants aged 15-19 join in a multitude of activities, such as rainforest tours, snorkeling, and hiking. Program accepts participants with various cultural backgrounds.

Projects Abroad

Travel to Costa Rica with Projects Abroad for a meaningful and exciting adventure experience. International participants can spend their two weeks engaging in community projects and Spanish language immersion. Find adventure with trips to stunning beaches, refreshing waterfalls, and historical, cultural sites.

Travel For Teens

Discover Costa Rica in an adventure travel program with Travel for Teens. American teens can go on a adventure-packed 16-day program that includes meals, activities, and accommodations. The application process typically take one month.

Ecology and Sustainability Adventure in Costa Rica

Hike, paddle, and zip-line through Costa Rica’s diverse regions and ecosystems on a high school summer abroad program with The Experiment in International Living. Work alongside local residents on a community service project. Practice your Spanish language skills and participate in outdoor activities including hiking, horseback riding, and tubing.

Leadership and Adventure Programs in Costa Rica and Panama

Outward Bound Costa Rica offers exciting opportunities in Costa Rica and Panama for students looking for adventure, cultural immersion and/or service learning. Come for an exciting semester abroad in the fall or spring, or join us in the summer and combine our 14 and 7-day courses to create your own adventure. Our students learn the importance of leadership and teamwork as they trek the rainfor...

GVI Volunteer in Costa Rica

Global Vision International offers ecotravel adventure that supplements their volunteering programs in Costa Rica. Participants get the chance to enjoy the many activities and attractions in the country – its lush rainforest, stunning beaches, white water rafting, and canopy tours.

Global Works - Travel with Purpose

Experience Costa Rica's hiking peaks, lush cloud forests, and pristine beaches with Global Works. Live with a local host family for two to four weeks in one of the16 different Costa Rican cities and partake in various activities provided by the program. The program is open to participants worldwide, ages 14-18.

Volunteers For Peace, Inc. - International Voluntary Service

Take the first step of helping the world community by joining the Volunteers for Peace intercultural service learning program. Stay in Costa Rica with a host family for a month and participate in a rewarding volunteer projects. The program is offered to American families, couples, and individuals that are interested in the Costa Rican society, culture, and lifestyle.

Preserve Costa Rica’s Biodiversity with Renowned Scientists

Support researchers in Costa Rica saving endangered leatherback sea turtles, building bio corridors, and studying pollinators. Earthwatch Institute is an environmental nonprofit focused on connecting regular people with the world’s top scientists to conduct vital field research. Earthwatch volunteers donate 1-2 weeks of their time and critical funds to study wildlife, climate change, archaeolog...

Costa Rica Experience with Globe Aware

Join Globe Aware's Road Less Traveled program in San Jose, Costa Rica. International participants can have a chance to help the community and create a sustainable future. This two week international adventure travel program includes leisure activities, excursions, and volunteerism.


Get your PADI scuba certification in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. The town of Manuel Antonio is located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and is home to the best beaches in the country! The pristine, white sand beaches of the Manuel Antonio National Park lead to a bustling tropical marine oasis just below the ocean surface. Down below, you will view volcanic rock formations, sea turtles, octopu...

Instituto Estelar Bilingüe

Spend two weeks in a tropical paradise with Instituto Estelar Bilingüe. Teens from all over the world gain the chance to live with a local family in Liberia, Costa Rica. This summer program offers activities such as Language Immersion, Volunteering, and Eco Tours.

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...