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Sea Turtles and Tropical Ecology in Costa Rica

Academic Excursions

Liberia City: the largest city in Guanacaste Province

Spend one day in town visiting the local park, market and iconic buildings before heading to Ostional the following day.

San Juanillo Bay

Located in the northern limit of the Ostional Refuge, this small scale fishing community has a direct link with the marine protected area of the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge.

Farm Visit

Participate in a local immersive experience while visiting a local farm to learn about local subsistence activities such as cow milking and sugar cane extraction.

Local family traditional activities/cooking

This program is located within one of 5 Blue Zones in the World (Nicoya) where the healthiest people on the planet live. We will learn about corn, its connection to local indigenous groups and current traditions, and make tortillas and cheese with a local female community leader.

Playa Nosara, Guiones

Located in the southern limit of the refuge, this is a world-renowned tourist destination that will allow us to learn and discuss the impact of tourism in Costa Rica.

Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

Visit one of the first Costa Rica National Parks and its particular tropical dry forest, one of the remaining jaguar sanctuaries of the country.

Rincón de la Vieja National Park

Spend three days in this national park named after the Rincón de La Vieja Volcano. It holds Costa Rica’s biggest geothermal plant and an important water reservoir. Explore boiling mud pots, steam vents and mini-geysers.

Excursions are subject to change without prior notice. No refunds are possible.