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    Rustic Pathways – Programs in Costa Rica

    Rustic Pathways – Programs in Costa Rica


    • Listing Type: Summer Camps & Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Costa Rica
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: March, June, July, August
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Sub-Categories: Animals/Nature, Preserving the Environment
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    Rustic Pathways offer a range of exciting experiences on our Costa Rica programs. Journey to a secluded beach on the Pacific coast to help protect Costa Rican sea turtles. Or spend a week at Rustic’s Volcano and Rainforest Service Base working on a combination of service projects and enjoying Costa Rican adventure. Or maybe you prefer to take in breathtaking sunsets and blue waters during a week of surf, service, and adventure in Costa Rica.

    Check out some of our programs in Costa Rica!

    Surf and Service

    Settle in at the Surf Bungalow and take in the beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. Participate in service designed to support the local community and improve its quality of life. Grab your surfboard and head to the beach for surf lessons from expert instructors. Relax at the bungalow or play soccer or volleyball on the beach after service. No previous experience is necessary and experienced surfers will not be disappointed.

    Turtle Conservation Project

    Protect Costa Rican sea turtles! These majestic creatures face threats to their nesting grounds from hunting, pollution, and development. You'll to contribute to the conservation of this endangered species. In the mornings, join beach cleanup projects and help construct a hatchery. At night, monitor the beach for turtle nests, record the number of eggs you collect, and carefully transport them to the hatchery or a safer place along the beach. With help provided by expert volunteers, many of these eggs will hatch into healthy baby turtles and contribute in the preservation of sea turtles. In your free time, learn traditional art techniques and take trips to the beach town of Samara to learn how to surf the incredible waves of the Pacific Ocean.

    Pura Vida Service

    Whether helping out with service initiatives or participating in cross-cultural experiences, you’ll contribute to the community, practice your Spanish, and make new Tico friends. After service, experience some of Costa Rica’s best adventure activities like zip lining and whitewater rafting. Visit hot springs and a traditional Costa Rican farm to learn about the local culture. After action-packed days, take a dip in the freshwater pool or relax at the base house. This program is great for first-time travelers and students interested in making new friends from across the globe.

    Young Explorers

    Students between the ages of 12-13 can get to know the beauty of rural Costa Rica. Meet with local communities, create real bonds and participate in meaningful community service projects. Get up close with the iconic Arenal volcano and its natural hot springs. Then discover the beauty of Costa Rican beaches and the reason why travelers from all over the world go to Costa Rica to enjoy its warm waves. Young Explorers programs allow the young adventurer to step outside of their comfort zone, make new friends, and learn about the world around them.