- Meet researchers at the Sea Turtle Conservancy, co-founded by a National Geographic Grantee, and learn about the organization’s work to protect the Caribbean green sea turtle.
- Lend a hand with reforestation efforts at the famed Monteverde Institute, a research center supported by National Geographic.
- Navigate the jungle-lined canals of Tortuguero National Park, spotting caimans, howler monkeys, sloths, and other fascinating wildlife.
- Tour a G Adventures–supported coffee cooperative, and learn to make tortillas with a local family in La Fortuna.
With a quarter of its land covered in national parks and wildlife refuges, Costa Rica is a dream for the nature lover and adventure buff. On this unforgettable journey, discover the country’s diverse and breathtaking landscapes, from the Caribbean coast to the Pacific. Explore the lush waterways of Tortuguero National Park, where thousands of sea turtles come to nest every year; assist in a tree-planting program in the cloud forests of Monteverde; and cap off your journey on Manuel Antonio’s pristine beaches, experiencing the true meaning of “Pura Vida”—the Costa Rican way of life.
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