June 9-18, 2018

Costa Rica Retreat


Ecological and cultural expeditions unlike any other.

Sure, you’ll have unforgettable adventures. You might encounter volcanoes, raft on rivers, trek through rainforests, fly on zip lines high above the canopy, and meet monkeys, sloths, and birds of every color. But you’ll also have rich cultural and environmental encounters: you may help protect endangered sea turtles and their hatchlings, accept the hospitality of a local farming family, and work with local environmentalists on projects to protect the delicate balance of some of the world’s richest ecologies.


Trip HIghlights

Help endangered sea turtles

Visit a butterfly farm enroute to the Carribean. Walk the beach at night in search of nesting sea turtles and hatchlings. Boat through the canals or hike in the rain forest. Help build a hatchery or clean the beach of debris.

Boat through canals/work with turtles

Boat through the canals or hike in the rain forest. Have a chance to participate in volunteer activities such as building a hatchery or cleaning the beach of debris to make it easier for sea turtles to nest or return to the ocean.

Head to the beach

Picnic, swim and snorkel at Cahuita National Park, home to beautiful beaches, rain forest, and a rich cultural heritage with Afro‐Caribbean and indigenous influences. Relax on the white sand beach, swim and snorkel and enjoy yoga both days.

Cerro de la Muerte Cloud Forest

Head up into the hills above the central valley. The highest points in the Costa Rican landscape are found in this mountain range as well as lush cloud forest home to an astonishing array of biological diversity. Stay at Savegre Lodge. Birding in the morning. Day hike in cloud forest to a waterfall.


Head down from the hills to the other coast, the Pacific. Explore Manuel Antonio National Park and the beach! Free time and sunset dinner. Celebrate your accomplishments and reflect on your experiences.


June 9-18, 2018

$2150.00 / PER PERSON


  • Naturalist Guide
  • Private in‐country transportation
  • Accommodations (price is based on triple, quads, dorms)
  • Meals as outlined
  • Purified water provided on bus
  • Activities, Entrance fees, and related tips


  • International airfare
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Tips for guide and driver