2024 Inspection Trip

Costa Rican Student Travel

July 16 to July 21, 2024

Thank you for considering Costa Rican Resource for your 2025 student travel host and company. We’ve put together a thorough and fun itinerary for an inspection trip. This inspection trip is available to you at no cost however, teachers should only apply if they are serious about putting a trip together in 2024 or 2025 in Costa Rica.

What’s included: All lodging, food, adventures, tours, guides, and transportation in the country is included. What’s not included: Flights

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Day One – Arrive in Costa Rica

We’ve arranged lodging for our group at Studio Hotel, which is a boutique hotel that blends an art gallery into their hotel. Airport to fly into: Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)

Day Two – Travel to Turrialba

Today we’ll drive to the Turrialba Valley and stop at Aquaris Coffee to learn the process and history of coffee cultivation in Costa Rica. After, we’ll get settled into the Turrialba Vista where we’ll learn about the Camino de Costa Rica, a coast to coast trail from the Caribbean to the Pacific that crosses past this accommodation.

Day Three – Sitio Mata Homestay Project

Today we’ll learn about our Sitio de Mata Homestay Project which was recently featured as a TEDx subject. This project has grown significantly over the years and is a primary service focus for most of our school groups.

Day Four – Pacuare River

This is a big day as we’ll first tour Nortico Cacao Farms and learn about sustainable cacao farming, concluding with making our own chocolate. After we’ll head to the Pacuare River and we’ll raft through Class II and III whitewater to our private eco-lodge.

Day Five – Zipline, Tarzan Swing & Waterfall Hike

Today we’ll spend the morning tackling our zipline course and Tarzan Swing. Our property is over 200 acres allowing us to have one of the largest zipline courses in the area. After lunch, we’ll do a hike to one of our swimming holes on our local creek.

Day 6 – Pacuare Gorge

The Pacuare Gorge is what makes the Pacuare a National Geographic favorite. We’ll enter a steep canyon that’s rimmed with back-to-back waterfalls that cascade into the river. Between the awe-inspiring scenery, we’ll make our way through jaw-dropping whitewater that’s beginner-friendly yet adventurous. At takeout, we’ll then shuttle back to San Jose.

Day Seven – Fly Home

With a suitcase full of Pura Vida and memories we’ll drop you back off at the SJO airport to begin your travels home.

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