Costa Rica is one of Latin America's best kept secrets, an exotic ecosystem bursting with rare wildlife, lush scenery, stunning beaches and high-octane adventure thrills. Zip-line through a cloud forest or hike up bubbling Volcano Arenal, swim under gorgeous waterfalls or laze on Costa Rica's sunny shores on a fun-packed gap year trip. Volunteer on a conservation, teaching or community project, learn Spanish, see mischievous monkeys or save sea turtles. Whether you feel like a new challenge, an exciting adventure or just want to chill out in gorgeous surroundings, Costa Rica's fragile balance of beauty and nature is an unspoilt paradise just waiting to be explored. If you want the perfect combination of adrenaline-packed activity and lazy days on the beach then Costa Rica is the ideal gap year destination.Costa Rica Key Facts
Visit seven countries on this exciting adventure
Experience a 32-day Central American odyssey exploring 7 incredible countries, including Guatemala, Costa Rica and Belize. See Mayan ruins, crystal clear oceans and breathtaking scenery!
Two weeks of adventure in gorgeous Costa Rica!
Discover Costa Rica on a budget with this fantastic 2-week tour!
Explore mist-soaked forests and rocky canyons, relax on spectacular white and black sand beaches, and see some incredible wildlife such as monkeys, lizards and red poison-dart frogs!
An epic 18-day tour through 5 Central American countries
An amazing 18-day group tour through five Central American countries: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala!
Help teach English in beautiful Costa Rica!
Teach English to kids and see beautiful Costa Rica with this amazing volunteer package! Enjoy a week of Spanish language lessons and then then throw yourself into one of two fantastic teaching projects, either in the capital or on the coast!
Help save the turtles and make a difference!
Volunteer with Costa Rica's amazing sea turtles and help to protect this endangered species. Intermediate/high level Spanish skills required.
Have fun with wildlife in stunning Costa Rica!
Help conserve and protect native wildlife at conservation projects in Costa Rica on this Spanish-speaking wildlife experience.
97 days or longer
An epic American journey!
Spend 3 months journeying through Central and South America! Explore eleven incredible countries, including Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Brazil, and trek the legendary Inca Trail!