Learning to Surf in Jaco, Costa Rica

We arrived in Jaco on Tuesday and everyone was eager to go into town. We switched up the cooking groups and brainstormed new meals to plan. Leader Courtney took on the role of  organizing who was cooking and when. We headed to the grocery store to stock up on food for our upcoming meals! It’s been great cooking as a team and enjoying the sweet smells of cuisine. We cooked and ate a variety of meals including quesadillas, pasta salad, sandwiches, pancakes, and more. Afte… Read more

Category Costa Rica
Departure Spring 2022

Our Kayaking Adventure in Costa Rica

Starting this blog off right by sharing that we successfully completed our 3 day kayaking journey! That covered 25km of Costa Rican, clear crisp and sunny coastline! During this trip we saw a variety of wildlife including monkeys and some very social dolphins that came right up to the kayaks. We were led by our leaders who were up for the challenge, Nathan and Allie. When we stepped into our first campsite we knew it was special. We all enjoyed jumping off the dock, esp… Read more

Category Costa Rica
Departure Spring 2022

Our First Week in Costa Rica!

We’ve just hit the one-week mark of our Costa Rica journey, and we’re living that “pura vida” life. Our first stop was a beautiful lodge in San Miguel, aptly named Epic Adventure. In between orientation sessions, we found time to get to know each other, as well as the lush rainforest around us. Nathan and Jordan led multiple hikes down the mountain to a beautiful river, where Freddy was always enthusiastic to go for a quick swim. We also made time for a few impromptu soc… Read more

Category Costa Rica
Departure Spring 2022

Our Summer in Costa Rica

This week we have an incredible vlog from Costa Rica. The group has been busy hiking, surfing, ziplining, and helping out at an animal welfare project. Watch below to see what they got up to. Read more

Category Costa Rica
Departure Summer 2021

11 Things We Have Learned Living In Costa Rica So Far - Taylor Couto

1. Go local! Working in Mastatal we have learned that it is incredibly important to support local businesses and to keep money within a community. At the ranch in Mastatal, where we lived completely sustainably, the apprentices and folks who work here only buy produce from local businesses and shops. This helps those small businesses and also helps those at the ranch by having a healthy and eco-friendly diet. 2.It doesn’t matter if you speak English or Spanish but here w… Read more

Category Costa Rica
Departure Spring 2021