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Contact the program directors to confirm costs, dates, and other details. If you do not see the program or tour you want, look under Worldwide for programs located in several different regions.

Ecology Project International
Costa Rica Sea Turtle Ecology Program (STEP)
This tropical hotspot and travel destination contains an amazing 5% of the worlds biodiversity. Costa Ricas Caribbean coast where Ecology Project Internationals program site is located is the fourth most important nesting beach worldwide for Leatherback sea turtles, a critically endangered species. Through our Sea Turtle Ecology Program, youth from Costa Rica and around the world work in partnership with the Pacuare Nature Reserve to conserve and protect these sea turtles from extinction.

Contact: info@ecologyproject.org, www.ecologyproject.org

El Paraiso Spanish School
Learn Spanish and Dive in Costa Rica
Improve your Spanish skills (beginner to advanced) trough immersion classes and learn to dive.
Learn Spanish and Surf in Costa Rica
Learn Spanish and take surf lessons in the beautiful Manuel Antonio.

Contact: info@elparaisoschool.com, www.elparaisoschool.com

Ferrari's Surf Resort
Come Enjoy Dreamlike Beaches, Waves & Wildlife in Costa Rica. The Playa Grande-Tamarindo area on the pacific has world class eco-tourism, surfing and other adventure opportunities. Unlimited Tours, Activities & Nitelife are available.

Contact: info@ferrarissurfresort.com, costaricasurfadventure.com

Horizontes Nature Tours in Costa Rica
Although you may not hear the volcano rumble when you hike in Rincon de la Vieja National Park in Costa Rica, you might be surprised by the noise the animals living in this diverse wilderness create—from kinkajous to howler monkeys, three-wattled bellbirds to quetzals—this park is alive with activity. Travel with Horizontes Nature Tours to Costa Rica and you’ll find yourself hiking seven hours to the crater of the park’s active volcano in a “period of relative calm,” to see astonishing views of the Caribbean Sea, Lake Nicaragua, and the Pacific Ocean.
Mountain biking around Lake Arenal and rafting through the Pacuare River’s famous combination of white water and clear pools are also part of the itinerary—all part of co-founders Tamara Budowski and Margarita Forero’s mission to promote environmental conservation and responsible travel in Costa Rica, inspiring and educating guests through exhilarating experiences. (reviewed by by Christina Heyniger.)

Contact: www.horizontes.com.

Proyecto Asis Spanish Institute
Spanish language courses in Costa Rica in an ecological reserve rain forest, near volcano Arenal, in small groups.

Contact: info@institutoasis.com, www.institutoasis.com.

Rancho Leona
Explore, Experience, Learn in Costa Rica
Learn Spanish, volunteer and study Costa Rican culture at a beautiful relaxed lodge setting on the Sarapiqui river.

Contact: feslick@sbcglobal.net, www.rancholeona.com.

School of the World
Spanish, Surfing, Art and Digital Photography in Costa Rica
The School of the World is a traveler's education school located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, in the town of Playa Jaco. Costa Rica's beautiful countryside, friendly native Spanish speaking people, and stunning beaches form the perfect backdrop for studying Spanish, surfing, art, and digital photography.

Contact: info@schooloftheworld.org, www.schooloftheworld.org

Yarok Green Tours
Ecotour in Costa Rica
Total immersion ecotours in Costa Rica for families, groups and students interested in exploring the nature and wildlife of Costa Rica.

Contact: info@yaroktours.com, www.yaroktours.com