10 Weeks in Costa Rica: San Jose + Pacific Beaches + Cloud Forest

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I met a group of strangers at the Airport, 10 weeks later I left a group of life long friends at the Airport.
Jess Herrmann
Jess Herrmann
Leaper Alumni, July 2012

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Your Itinerary

What you'll do and where you'll go, from the day you arrive until you hop on a plane back home.
  • Arrive San Jose
    Your adventure begins in Costa Rica’s bustling capital, San Jose. It’s a perfect place to catch your breath and acclimatize to the temperature and time zone before snaking your way through the jungle to the Pacific Coast.
  • Wk 1 - 6 Santa Teresa, Nicoya Peninsula

    Home for the next 6 weeks is at the beach side ‘jungle surf camp’ in the hip surf town of Santa Tereasa, famous for sunsets, surf breaks and stunning beaches.

    From here you will learn Spanish, surf in one of the top 10 surf destinations in the world and contribute to various environmental projects helping to preserve precious ecosystems. Surf lessons included.

  • Wk 7 - 8 Turtle Conservation

    Your next 2 weeks will be helping with turtle conservation either at the Montezuma Sea Turtle Conservation Project which is is approximately 17 km up the coast from Santa Teresa or on Playa Carmen, close to the Santa Teresa

    Here you will be protecting the eggs and hatchlings of Olive Ridley, Black Turtle, Hawksbill and Leatherback species, who visit this nesting beach at night to nest. You will work between 6-10 hours per day to help maintain the infrastructure and surroundings, beach cleaning, night patrols to look for nesting female turtles (in season), transport food and water, collect data and release baby turtles into the ocean (in season).

  • Wk 9 Monteverde Cloud Forest
    A 4 day adventure spent exploring, hiking or zip wiring across this stunning cloud forest.
  • Wk 10 Santa Teresa, Nicoya Peninsula

    Back to Santa Teresa for ‘wrap up week’. A final opportunity to connect with this beautiful area and perhaps do a bit of surfing.

    This week will be spent completing any unfinished volunteer tasks from earlier.

  • End San Jose
    At the end you‘ll be escorted back to the bustle of San Jose for a final bit of shopping and sightseeing before heading home or onward travel.

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