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Optional Weekend Aventures in Costa Rica

Starting Friday at 5:30pm you’re free to explore Costa Rica!  We don’t plan any outreach work on Monday mornings so that you can maximize your weekend adventures and enjoy what Costa Rica has to offer in relaxation, eco-tourism, and adventure travel!  After you apply to join our Spanish immersion program, we’ll provide you with a list of optional excursions that know will make a fun weekend for you.

Here are a few of the common optional excursions that our students and professionals take:

Rafting optionalWhitewater Rafting weekend tour: 2 days and one night on the river rafting the rapids, and hiking through the jungles

Tortuguero turtle preserveTortuguero turtle preserve weekend: 3 days and two nights out at Tortuguero National park.  See amazing wildlife abounds, and turtles laying eggs

Arenal VolcanoArenal Volcano weekend: 3 days and two nights in La Fortuna with active Arenal Volcano.  Join the zipline canopy tour, bathe in thermal pools, there is very little more relaxing. Manuel Antonio beachManuel Antonio beach weekend: 3 days and two nights at the beach on the Pacific coast.  Manuel Antonio boasts a national park with monkeys, sloth, and many other interesting critters.  This is a must!
Poas volcanoPoas volcano day tour: Enjoy a day trip to Poas volcano just outside the Central Valley.  This tour lasts about 5 or 6 hours, and you get a chance to hike up to the vista points to see down into the crater. Cafe Britt coffee tourCafe Britt day tour: If you like coffee, this 3-4 hour excursion in Heredia is an absolute necessity.  Learn the process of cultivating, harvesting, and roasting coffee – and the history of coffee presented by entertaining actors.  It’s a wonderful tour and a great spot to stock up on coffee to take back home.
Isla TortugaIsla Tortuga day tour: A beautiful island off the port town of Puntarenas.  This is an all day tour, about 12 hours total.  Take a catamaran ride out to the island for an elegant meal on the beach and spend the rest of the afternoon snorkeling, playing soccer, volleyball, or just relaxing in the shade of the palm trees. waterfall rappelWaterfall Rappel day tour: If you have any adventure in you, you must rappel down this waterfall!  It is nearly 80m in height, and at the bottom you will find another cover with a separate waterfall where you can swim in the pool.

 

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