3 Ways to Spend Summer in Costa Rica

3 Ways to Spend Summer in Costa Rica

If you’re a teen looking for a fun and meaningful way to spend your summer, you need to get yourself to Costa Rica. Greenheart Travel offers three incredible programs ranging in focus, length, and cost.

No matter if you love animals, want to live like a Costa Rican teen or and simply snorkel some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, there is an option for you.

Volunteer at an Exotic Animal Rescue

Love the idea of making a difference in the life of a…. SLOTH? At our ethical and exotic animal rescue project near La Fortuna (right near the stunning Arenal Volcano!), you’ll help veterinarians rehabilitate wild animals that have been injured or abused in the global illegal animal trade so that they can be released into the wild. Spend your days with critters like toucans, monkeys, ocelots, and jaguarundis, and other animals that you would otherwise not have the chance to interact with in an ethical way. You’ll have the chance to do anything from community outreach and education to cleaning poop out of cages! (More fun than it sounds) On the weekends, you visit the famous Arenal Volcano, zipline and more.

And, you can bring friends or family. The more the merrier!

  • Length: 2-4 weeks
  • Accommodation: Host families
  • Cost: $2,170-$3,250

Ideal for:

  • Animal lovers & aspiring veterinarians
  • Nature enthusiasts
  • Animal rights activists
  • Bonding with locals

Teen Summer Language Camp

Alternating between weeks in the capital San Jose and beachy Manuel Antonio, our teen summer language camp is a combination of Spanish courses and daily activities like cooking classes, surfing, walking tours and even karaoke. Spend evenings and weekends with your host family as you experience the tico way of life. This is a great way to pack in a ton of Costa Rican activities in a short period of time while practicing your language skills.

  • Length: Choose between 1-4 weeks
  • Accommodation: Host families
  • Cost:  $1,620-$5,260

Ideal for:

  • Spanish learners
  • Meeting friends from around the world
  • Getting to experience beach + city
  • Short time frames

Summer Study Abroad

If you love the idea of being an exchange student but can’t miss part of your school year, don’t miss this opportunity. On our Costa Rica summer study abroad, you’ll live with a host family and be enrolled in a local high school in areas like San Ramon, Palmares, or Zarcero. You’ll leave speaking like a local and make lasting bonds with classmates and your host family. You’re also guaranteed to have a host sibling your age!

  • Length: 1 month (June 1-July 1 or July 20-August 20) or Two months (June 1-August 1, or July 20-September 20)
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Cost: $4,950-$5,360

Ideal for:

  • Full language and cultural immersion
  • Experiencing a different education system
  • Those unable to study abroad during the school year

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