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
32 days from £1,614 £1,8991614
Visit six countries on this exciting adventure
Experience a 32-day Central American odyssey exploring 6 incredible countries, including Guatemala, Costa Rica and Belize. See Mayan ruins, crystal clear oceans and breathtaking scenery!
2-8 weeks from £939939
Small classes, host families, rapid progress
Learn Spanish in Costa Rica and live with a Spanish family in a homestay as you learn a new language and explore amazing Costa Rica on this Spanish-speaking experience!
14 days from £679679
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!
6-8 weeks from £2,2892289
Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican Culture
Learn Spanish is Costa Rica, live with locals in a homestay and volunteer with kids, communities or wildlife conservation projects in this stunning Central American country.
18 days from £809 £1,079809
An epic 18-day tour through 4 Central American countries
An amazing 18-day group tour through four Central American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala!
2-4 weeks from £879879
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!
2-4 weeks from £619619
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.
2-4 weeks from £639639
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 from £7,3097309
An epic American journey!
Spend 3 months journeying through Central and South America! Explore thirteen incredible countries, including Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Brazil, and trek the legendary Inca Trail!