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Coast-to-Coast Expedition: 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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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: 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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4-Week Summer Expedition in Costa Rica & Panama

Costa Rica features rugged terrain, lush rainforests, and long coastlines. Panama is a wonderful contrast of modern skyscrapers, nightclubs, colonial buildings, and natural...

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Outward Bound Costa Rica: 18+ Panama

This is a lifetime opportunity that involves discovering the natural wonders of ecosystems in Panama while immersing in local way of life. You will also learn to scuba dive...

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Outward Bound CR: Pacific Surf & Service (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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Group Programs in Costa Rica & Panama

Enjoy a travel experience that goes beyond going on a trip abroad. Combine it with cultural competency, self-discovery, lifelong learning, and confident leadership. Guarantee...

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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 Costa Rica Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Itinerary

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Satisfaction

    9

Open up!

Open up your view of the world physically, emotionally, mentally. spiritually, and everything in between with Costa Rica Outward Bound. I was a student on the Coast to Coast Expedition, and while the title expedition was my favorite part of the trip, every phase had strengths, weaknesses, and lessons. Surfing is a lesson in perseverance. With no surfing experience, for me the phase was just continuous wipe-outs in the exhausting waves, but I think I got somewhere toward the end.... Anyway, SCUBA diving was absolutely amazing. Sea kayaking, snorkeling, and diving in Panama were just absolutely glorious ways to experience the wonders of the Caribbean. And the hike! The hike was an ever-evolving journey as a team to traverse the width of the fabulous country of Costa Rica. I loved the roads, the people, the group development, the mountains, the food, and the satisfying pain from having walked miles and miles carrying heavily loaded packs. The organization of the trip could be frustrating at times, but it really just takes a positive attitude to get through lateness, missing gear, an absent sailboat captain, etc. As for group dynamics, you never know what you're going to get. Maybe your instructors are perfect for you and your group; maybe you clash. Maybe your group works ridiculously well together; maybe you fall apart daily. Maybe you do a bit of both. Everything about the trip is a risk worth taking.

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

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE

I cannot say enough great things about this program. Outward Bound Costa Rica has truly changed my life in so many ways and I can honestly say I wouldn't be the person I am today it wasn't for this organization. Outward Bound Costa Rica has extremely knowledgable and friendly instructors who go out of their way to make students feel comfortable and welcomed. They are amazing at using outdoor recreation activities to teach you so much about life and yourself. I would absolutely recommend this course to someone who is looking for a purpose in life, needing to spark passion, hoping to learn about themselves and the world around them, or just looking to have an adventure-filled trip.

Program: Fall/Spring Outdoor Leader Semester in Costa Rica & Panama