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Situated between the huge landmasses of North and South America and hugged by both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is a relaxed and diverse and the country boasts some of the most rich and diverse ecosystems on Earth. With such a variety of landscapes to enjoy, you never have to look too far to satisfy your inner adventurer.

Our Care & Conservation project allows your group to experience all of the best qualities that Costa Rica has to offer. In your first week, the group will be working in the Barra Honda National Park. Here you will learn about the variety of species present in the park and the various ongoing conservation efforts in place to protect them. You can then choose how you wish to spend the weekend, whether it be exploring the historic capital of San Jose, going on an adventurous hike up a volcano or unwinding on one of the many picture-postcard beaches. Your final week will see the group working with children in a care centre, learning about their culture and their way of life all the while teaching them English and providing them with fun and stimulating activities that are essential to early childhood development.

Why should you consider Projects Abroad for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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Your students will gain a wealth of knowledge and new skills that can’t be taught in the classroom; these can only be experienced and admired from being fully immersed in a new culture and environment. Each trip is customised and tailored to the needs of your group, so whether you want to combine certain projects or you want to include some more travelling, we will do everything possible to make this happen. With 25 years of experience behind us, Projects Abroad ensures that not only will your group have a worthwhile and fulfilling experience, but you’ll always be safe and supported throughout your trip, and you’ll return with memories that will last a lifetime.

Example Itineraries

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- Care & Conservation in Costa Rica 14 Days
Day 1 – Arrival
Day 2 – Travel to Barra Honda National Park | Waterfall Hike
Day 3 – Introduction and Tour of Park | Bat Lecture | Bat Project
Day 4 – Check Sensor Cameras | Trail Maintenance
Day 5 – Bird Identification | Park Clean-up | Night Walk
Day 6 – Ecology Tour | Butterfly Project | Night Walk
Day 7 – Travel to Heredia | Tour around the City | Shopping in the Markets
Day 8 – Rincon de la Vieja Volcano | Volcano Hike | Visit Mud Pots, Steam Vents and Mini Geysers
Day 9 – Games with Children at Care Centre | Art Workshop with Children | Dance Lessons
Day 10 – Games with Children at Care Centre | Art Workshop with Children | Visit night market
Day 11 – Games with Children at Care Centre | Art Workshop with Children | Live Music in Heredia
Day 12 – Games with Children at Care Centre | Visit to Elderly Centre | Dance Lessons
Day 13 – Farewell Party with the Children | Souvenir Shopping | Farewell Dinner
Day 14 – Departure
Prices from £1,395pp
*Excludes flights and visas

What size groups do you cater for?

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All group sizes of 5 or more. Free staff place with every 9 students.

Is there first aid on site?

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The group will be accompanied by Projects Abroad staff throughout the trip who are trained in the correct procedures to follow regarding medical emergencies or illness. We’re fully insured, we offer 24 hour support from our local team and out team in the UK. We also conduct a full risk assessment prior to the trip that meets our strict health and safety guidelines. Projects Abroad is a partner of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s “Travel Aware” campaign and all of our placements are fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure travel Sector. We are also an aspirant member of the Expedition Providers Association (EPA).

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Disabled facilities can be offered on request.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Visitors with special educational needs can be catered for on request.

Anything else?

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Our experienced staff will guide you every step of the way, whether it’s providing you with fundraising support or writing you a tailor-made schedule to your exact specifications, we will go the extra mile to make sure that your group has a safe and unforgettable trip. We can also come in and give a presentation to the staff, students and parents to answer any questions and inform you about the exciting and worthwhile adventure that lies ahead.

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