Costa Rica- The Happiest Place on Earth

EcoPassports is pleased to announce this guided trip to magnificent Costa Rica; "the happiest place on earth." 

 

About Costa Rica:

​Experience a guided study tour from a multidisciplinary standpoint: applied science, social science, ecology, economics, and public policy.  Along the way, we'll taste some of the world's finest coffee and get the opportunity to create your own products such as delectable chocolate during interactions with small-scale farmers and agropreneurs.

 

​Explore the Costa Rican culture and learn more about agriculture science and environmental issues through visits to the world-renowned Earth University, Manuel Antonio National Park, and the volcano-driven black sand beaches of Jaco.  ​

 

Ready? Then join EcoPassports on a study abroad tour fusing the richness of all that Costa Rica has to offer: world-class agriculture, food, people, culture, and nature.

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS
Earth University
Earth University

Highlights include: -Cross cultural student exchange -Workshop, Seminar & Field Study on urban based agriculture

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Cross-cultural exchange with the friendly students of Earth University.

La Selva Biological Station
La Selva Biological Station

Highlights include: -Guided lecture and field study at the world-renowned La Selva Biological Station -Community visit to a local school -Cultural exchange in the form of a host family meal and instructor-led salsa lessons!

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La Gran Vista Agroecological Farm
La Gran Vista Agroecological Farm

"Hands in the dirt!" Production farming and ecological service projects under the supervision of Donald Villalobos, former Agriculture Interior Minister for Costa Rica.

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La Gran Vista
La Gran Vista

Learning outcomes include: -Soil conservation measures -Pasture rehabilitation -Vegetable cultivation in raised beds -Reforestation of trees native to the area The mission of La Gran Vista is to present a self-sufficient model of an organic farm that demonstrates sustainable ecological agriculture.

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Parque de Aventura San Luis
Parque de Aventura San Luis

A day of fun including ziplining on one of the longest runs in Costa Rica and a delicious Costa Rican lunch.

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Parque de Aventura San Luis
Parque de Aventura San Luis

The "Superman" flight over 100 meters above the majestic river Cataraticas will be an adrenaline rush. The flight of Superman zip is both safe and exhilarating...get ready for speeds that can reach up to 50 miles per hour!

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Cabure Organic Chocolate Tour
Cabure Organic Chocolate Tour

Costa Rican chocolate is some of the finest in the world. Along with a delicious tasting, learning outcomes will include: -The cacao tree and its natural history. -The distribution and production of cacao and the production of chocolate around the world. -The origin of chocolate and the importance to indigenous Costa Rican culture.

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El Toledo Permaculture Coffee study
El Toledo Permaculture Coffee study

El Toledo was specifically chosen. It is a family farm that specializes in the smallcrop production of some of the best coffee in the world! The coffee tour is educational and culminates in a delicious coffee tasting!

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