Latin America

Costa Rica

Santa Teresa
Early Summer
Program fees =
$2,500

Located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica’s westernmost Nicoya Peninsula, Santa Teresa is a surfer’s paradise. This small coastal town was once a remote fishing village, and now it attracts surfers and backpackers from all over the world with its pristine beaches, incredible surf breaks, and laidback atmosphere. Whether you’re a beach bum, nature enthusiast, yogi or aspiring surfer, there is something here for everyone. There isn’t a better place suited for travelers who are seeking a balance of adventure and health and wellness amid some of the most beautiful scenery that Central America has to offer.

Thrill-seeking Adventures

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you can get your rush with classic Costa Rican adventures.

Popular ziplining excursions will send you flying over the jungle canopies and across suspension bridges with the most stunning views. ATV tours will take you off-roading to secluded beaches. Horseback riding on the beach at sunset, Stand Up Paddleboarding, kitesurfing and scuba diving, the list goes on and on!

Relax with Yoga

As a destination for health and wellness, you’ll find many yoga studios and retreats in Santa Teresa that cater to those seeking a connection between mind and body.

Drop into a yoga class, pamper yourself with massages, or meet with community healers to re-center yourself and explore energy work. This is the perfect environment for self-reflection and self-care.

Hang Ten!

Learn to surf or hone your skills, Santa Teresa is a surfing mecca for every level, with plenty of surf schools happy to give you your first lesson. We live minutes from the beach, so by the time your time in Costa Rica is up you’ll be catching waves with the best of them!

Tortuga Island

Take the day to journey to Tortuga island, a 45 minute boat ride from Santa Teresa. If you're lucky On the voyage across you'll see dolphins, turtles, manta rays, and maybe even whales! Snorkel or scuba dive around the islands coastline in crystal clear waters. Then spend the afternoon hiking through the islands interior, followed by a freshly caught seafood BBQ on the beach.

Arenal

Take along weekend away from the coast in Arenal Volcano national park. It's one of the must-visit locations in Costa Rica. Lounge in hot springs fuelled by the active volcanoes heat. Trek through the jungle and chase waterfalls. Float around Costa Rica's largest lake. And indulge in a volcanic mud massage!

Key Info

Airport code:
SJO
Living cost:
$1,626
Program fees:
$2,500
Total cost (fees + living):
$4,126
Upcoming Programs

Early Summer: May 20th - July 1st

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