Alongside our partner, Turtle Trax, you will learn about sea turtle conservation, reforestation, waste management, and coastal ecosystems while gaining hands-on research experience in the remote southern Nicoya Península.
This program will immerse you in the rural communities around San Miguel along Costa Rica’s southern Nicoya Península and allow you to explore empty beaches, mangrove forests, rivers, and amazing forest trails.
While in San Francisco de Coyote, the group will work alongside Turtle Trax and their team of research scientists to support projects related to the protection of biodiversity and the empowerment of local communities. The project work will be focused on three of the areas in which Turtle Trax works (Reforestation, Solid Waste Management, and Environmental Education).
When not engaged in project work, the group will have the opportunity to visit a local school. In addition, the group will learn about local insects while visiting a butterfly farm home to hundreds of species of butterflies. The group will also learn about sustainable fishing practices and what makes this unique part of the world a “Blue Zone.”
Please note that programs are subject to change based on the health and safety of participants and our partners.
Support local reforestation efforts
Learn about coastal ecosystems and conservation
Support environmental education programs in local schools
1 is the least rigorous, 5 is the most rigorous
ON THE MOVE
Turtle Trax, is an organization that promotes rural ecotourism which encourages and supports the protection of biodiversity and the empowerment of local communities in Costa Rica’s southern Nicoya Península.
Costa Rica:Turtle TraxPhoto Gallery
Costa Rica:Turtle Trax : In Three Phases
During the travel phase of each SStS course, you will spend time reflecting and processing your experience.
*Vail Mountain School will bill families for this program
Registration for this program is closed.
Departing Flight (February 16)
Delta Airlines DL 2976 Denver, CO (DEN) 7:39 PM Arrive Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 9:15 PM
Delta Airlines DL 1974 Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 11:30 PM Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica(SJO) 7:10 AM
Returning Flight (February 24)
Delta Airlines DL 1972 San Jose, Costa Rica(SJO) 8:49 AM Arrive Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 1:15 PM
Delta Airlines DL 2976 Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 3:17 PM Arrive Denver, CO (DEN) 6:39 PM
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TERMS & CONDITIONS
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