Why not … stroll a gorgeous beach. Build a home for a local community. Learn Spanish. Costa Rica is full of natural beauty, protected areas and national parks. And plenty of opportunities to give you the experience of your life.
Wouldn’t you love to try canyoning? Soak in hot springs? Or zipline through a lush tropical rainforest? Rushing water or rushing adrenaline, Costa Rica is equal parts thrill-seeking adventure and total relaxation. Welcome to your very own eco-adventure playground.
What if we told you it’s the warm, friendly Ticos—as Costa Ricans are lovingly known—that will really get you. This is a place where pura vida (the pure life) is more than a just slogan. It’s an awesome quality of life.
Located in the heart of Central America, Costa Rica boasts a successful democracy, booming international eco-tourism, and a highly productive coffee industry. Maintaining a peaceful presence in the world—without a military!—and a diplomatically neutral stance has earned the small but mighty country the nickname “The Switzerland of Central America”. Without defense spending, the government has been able to invest in social programs—universal health care, social security, and free, mandatory education. Stable government, high literacy rate, environmental policies and successful eco-tourism, a peaceful way of life. Costa Rica has become a much-beloved travel destination.
Whatever you do, you’ll do it with exceptional individual attention within a dynamic, tightly bonded group.
All summer trips to Costa Rica include incredible activity highlights like surfing, white water rafting, horseback riding and even soaking in mud baths! Check out each itinerary for specific details.
Traveling through Costa Rica was a once in a lifetime experience where I got to truly make a difference and people’s lives and witness a different culture. WCC/360 had the perfect amount of community service mixed with fun, adventurous activities.”
Marli loved everything about the trip – the community service, meeting new friends (she said they all got very close) and of course all the fun activities like mud baths, canyoning, surfing, and white water rafting. She had a wonderful experience and the time of her life!! Thank you.”