I had an awesome time and it was so cool to see all the wildlife and to try new foods.
Bookowl / Student traveler Highland, UT / Posted on July 22, 2018
Captivating Costa Rica
Touring Costa Rica with EF was the experience of a lifetime. Every adventure was an incredible opportunity. Seeing the many different parts of the country and being fully immersed in pure culture is an unforgettable thing. From the biodiverse wildlife to natural wonders to mouthwatering local cuisine, every moment of the journey was breathtaking. If given the chance to travel anywhere at all, take it.
ClaireElizabethZ / Student traveler Havre de Grace, Maryland / Posted on July 05, 2018
Overall my group had a good experience on this tour. Be aware that this tour is VERY active. Lots of outdoorsy and physical activities. Tell students about how active this tour is during the recruitment process so that students who do not enjoy those types of activities might look into another tour instead. This trip also has a lot of activities that explore wildlife and the ecosystem so this is a good trip for science lovers as well!
TeacherLeader / Group leader Kansas City, Missouri / Posted on July 05, 2018
I had a wonderful time in Costa Rica! It definitely took me out of my comfort zone. Not only did I experience and participate in numerous activities - I am a changed person because of it. I believe the biggest asset one can have by going on a trip like this is the tour leader. The tour leader was top notch! This individual was knowledgeable and went out of their way to make sure the group experienced the ultimate adventure!
Windjammer / Adult traveler Rice, VA / Posted on June 29, 2018
Trip of a lifetime
My daughter came home from her trip with new friends from all over the world, experiences that she may never get to have again and memories that will last a lifetime. EF kept the group busy the whole trip. As a mom, that made me feel much better, as I worried about the kids having too much free-time. My daughter loved everything about this trip and she looks forward to going on trips in the future as well.
momofateen / Parent Jetersville, VA / Posted on June 28, 2018
Loved every second!
I have never been to Costa Rica before this trip, but I feel like I got to know the country and it’s culture as if I’d been going there for years. Our itinerary was paced extremely well and our tour guide was exceptional! The students and adults on our trip learned so much and had a blast doing it!
Imanartteacher / Adult traveler Grove City, PA / Posted on June 26, 2018
The country was beautiful and I enjoyed the rainforest.
kittycats / Adult traveler Posted on June 26, 2018
I am sorry to say that the experience left us feeling disappointed to say the least. The lack of follow up only added insult to injury.
ExpensiveTrip / Parent Indiana / Posted on June 24, 2018
So much to see!
I love Costa Rica. This was my second trip there. I love how there is so much to see and do. I Love that it's so English-speaker friendly. I really love the food. The natural beauty and friendliness of the locals are amazing. Our guides are really knowledgeable and went above and beyond to solve the small problems along the way. One student lost a jacket at a restaurant/shop and the guide located it and got it back to the student in a couple days. My opinion is that Costa Rica has something for everyone and all the optional excursions are worth the money. Also, thanks to the people running the La Fortuna waterfall area. The stairs are so nice now! I enjoyed the falls so much more than four years ago! I got some excellent photos but can't upload from my phone.
Daffodil16161925 / Adult traveler Glendive, Montana / Posted on June 24, 2018
Great experience for everyone, our guide was top notch and the tour was truly a Pura Vida experience from the white water rafting to the food, the abundant wildlife, snorkeling, hiking, kayaking and zip lining. It was awesome all of the way!!
JRLM / Group leader Mercersburg, Pa / Posted on June 21, 2018