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Outward Bound Costa Rica: Girl Scout Destinations

Experience an unforgettable adventure with fellow Girl Scouts from across the United States! Our four GSUSA Destinations courses in Costa Rica and Panama will give you an...

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Custom Course in Costa Rica & Panama (Groups of 5+)

We design custom courses for groups of 5 participants minimum. Groups get to choose everything from the dates and durations of their trip, to the activities they want their...

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Coast-to-Coast Abroad: Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua

What’s the best way to explore two Central American countries? Go on a cross-country expedition with Outward Bound Costa Rica and trek from the Caribbean to the Pacific!...

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Outward Bound CR: Service, Hike, & Homestay (Ages 14-18)

Find out what exploring "off-the-beaten path" truly means when you journey through a deep jungle trek together with other teens on this adventure-packed program. Discover...

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Outward Bound CR: Caribbean Scuba & Service (Ages 14-18)

Immerse in the beautiful contrast of Panama and Costa Rica’s diverse landscapes through an outdoor program, which features service learning. Depending on your preferred...

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Outward Bound Costa Rica: 19+ Panama & Costa Rica

Adults ages 19 and up can discover Costa Rica or Panama in one action-packed week or combine both the courses below for a two-week unforgettable experience. PANAMA - 1-WEEK Discover...

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Fall/Spring Outdoor Leader Semester in Costa Rica & Panama

To truly survive in the outdoors, you need more than the right skills. You have to be a true leader as well, equipped with essential training in rescue and wilderness medical...

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Outward Bound CR: Surf, Service & CPR (Ages 14-18)

Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose, boasts mostly of rich cultural heritage. But the entire Central American nation is known the world over for its biodiversity, volcanoes,...

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Outward Bound Costa Rica Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Satisfaction

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Itinerary

    10

Custom trip to Costa Rica

Our Outward Bound Costa Rica experience was amazing. The kids bonded as a group, pushed themselves and each other and grew up before my very eyes. It was amazing to to watch how much transpired each day. Mauren and Diego were amazing leaders, coaching and encouraging the kids, opening their eyes to new experiences and inspiring them to learn more. We are profoundly grateful to have had the experience!

Program: Custom Course in Costa Rica & Panama (Groups of 5+)

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Coast to coast 2018

Outward Bound Costa Rica exceeded every expectation I had for my 85 day Coast to Coast semester. The course allowed us to experience the traditional culture of 3 different countries in Central America as well as teaching us everything we needed to know to get started with a career in the outdoor education industry. From community service projects to whitewater rafting, backpacking, surfing, scuba diving and more, this course was built for anyone that wants to push themselves both physically and mentally to become a better person, and for anyone that loves adventure. I couldn't recommend this company or their instructors enough, I wish everyone could experience OBCR!

Program: Coast-to-Coast Abroad: Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Itinerary

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    6

  • Satisfaction

    10

European school Jan 2018

All great, except the fact that patrol 2 did not do the chicken kill.
Maybe transport for evacuation a little pricey?

Program: Custom Course in Costa Rica & Panama (Groups of 5+)

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Itinerary

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Satisfaction

    10

Sea Turtle and Scuba Adventure

A life changing two week. I was able to learn that I could do anything. I was able to help an endangered species, learn new skills, and create amazing friendships and connections. I miss Costa Rica and Outward Bound so much because everyone was so friendly and kind. If you are thinking about participating in an Outward Bound course, all I can say is that biggest adventure of your life is soon upon you.

Program: Outward Bound Costa Rica: Girl Scout Destinations

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Itinerary

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Satisfaction

    10

Outward Bound Costa Rica, girl scout destinations... something you never regret

Outward Bound Costa Rica has been a major influence on my life. Through OBCR's group mindset and adventure based courses, my eyes have been opened to a bigger meaning of life and the world itself. Throughout my two OBCR courses, I have met some of my closest friends and experienced many memorable adventures.

My first year with OBCR I participated in the Catching Waves course. This course allowed me to immerse myself in Costa Rican culture and learn to surf. This adventure included rafting, volunteering in the local town, eating local food(one of my favorites being Lychee fruit), flying through a Costa Rican rainforest canopy during our rope course experience, and many leadership lessons. On this course, my group and I became very close and I still remain in contact with each girl I met.

My second Outward Bound course was called Scuba and Sea Turtle Adventure. The group had the opportunity to assist with sea turtle conservational work; with participating in night patrols and getting to release newly hatched baby sea turtles back into the wild. Also, I left Panama with newly acquired scuba certification. While on this course I discovered many new things pertaining to marine life and the effects humans have on its environment.

With the Outward Bound experience, it is impossible to leave the same as you arrived. I have grown so much as an individual through the guidance of my instructors on my courses and the experience itself. Each and every course will leave you with different lessons about the world and about yourself. I can guarantee that a trip with Outward Bound will challenge you mentally and physically, however, it will be the most rewarding and enlightening experience you will ever be a part of.

Program: Outward Bound Costa Rica: Girl Scout Destinations

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