Alongside our partner, Rancho Quemado, you will learn about sustainable rural tourism and balancing human prosperity and the protection of natural resources.
This program will take you deep into the heart of the Osa Peninsula, home to 2.5% of the entire biodiversity of the planet.
While in Rancho Quemado you will support a community development project, run workshops for children in the community, participate in a wildlife monitoring expedition, and meet with local leaders to learn how they are balancing economic development and conservation of this biodiversity-rich area. You will also have the opportunity to be immersed in the Spanish language, experience cultural traditions, meet with resident entrepreneurs, and explore all the Osa has to offer.
*Please note that programs are subject to change based on the health and safety of participants and our partners.
Practice speaking Spanish while staying in rural cabins owned and operated by a local family
Experience the rich biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula
Support a community development project and run workshops for local children
1 is the least rigorous, 5 is the most rigorous
ON THE MOVE
The Integral Development Association of Rancho Quemado adopted the rural tourism initiative to create complete economic independence for families, as well as sustainable development through more trainings and donations to strengthen family businesses.
Costa RicaPhoto Gallery
Costa Rica : In Three Phases
During the travel phase of each SStS course, you will spend time reflecting on and processing your experience.
*Vail Mountain School will bill families for this program
To register for this program and complete all required paperwork, please create a CampSite account with the link below.
Enrollment code: vms-cr
Departing Flight (February 16)
Southwest Airlines # 615 Denver, CO (DEN) 10:45 AM Arrive Houston, TX (HOU) 3:45 PM
Southwest Airlines # 112 Houston, TX (HOU) 5:10 PM Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) 8:40 PM
Returning Flight (February 24)
Southwest Airlines # 1203 San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) 9:55 AM Arrive Houston, TX (HOU) 1:35 PM
Southwest Airlines # 2884 Houston, TX (HOU) 5:45 PM Arrive Denver, CO (DEN) 8:35 PM
WHAT TO PACK
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Please refer to Vail Mountain School’s Terms and Conditions for information on payment dates and refunds.