Costa Rica

Five unique ecosystems, one adventure. See it with your own eyes.

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Why Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is known for being a peaceful tropical paradise, but it’s also a leader in ecological conservation. Around 1/20th of the world's biodiversity comes from Costa Rica, making it the crown jewel of Central America. Come join us in Costa Rica to volunteer in its cloud forests and coasts and learn first hand about conservation. For those studying Spanish, our language immersion program even allows you to improve your spoken Spanish while volunteering in a small community. Global Leadership Adventures offers secular teen mission trips in Costa Rica, and our Costa Rica programs are both close to home yet still worlds away.

Group Travel in Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Soccer Beyond Borders

There’s no better way to become immersed in the local culture of Costa Rica than through the common language of fútbol.

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Costa Rica: Surf & Sports Service Adventure

Awaken your inner surfer as you learn to ride Costa Rica’s dream waves and connect with the local community through sports.

Duration: 8 Days

Costa Rica: The Sea Turtle Initiative

Become a conservationist for Costa Rica’s sea turtles on the unspoiled Caribbean coast.

Duration: 8 Days

Costa Rica: Animal Rescue Project

Rescue and rehabilitate abandoned and injured animals in Costa Rica, a natural haven for both domestic and wild critters.

Duration: 8 Days

Costa Rica: The Initiative for Children

Embrace Costa Rica’s children and make an impact on the next generation.

Duration: 8 Days

Costa Rica: Beachside Service Adventure

Experience the pure life—or Pura Vida—while giving back in an underserved beach community.

Duration: 8 Days

Costa Rica: Empowering Rainforest Communities

Península de Osa is Costa Rica's wild side—a primitive paradise of dense wildlife and remote rainforests.

Duration: 8 Days

Costa Rica: Protecting the Pacific

Turn your passion for Earth’s oceans into a journey in marine conservation.

Duration: 8 Days

Costa Rica: Spanish Service Adventure

The cloud forest is your classroom, where Spanish immersion, volunteering and adventure coexist to create a limitless learning environment.

Duration: 8 Days