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Available Excursions for San José


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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.

Arenal Volcano and Sustainable Farm

Arenal Volcano is located near the agricultural community of La Fortuna, where it dominates the village landscape. During this excursion participants will explore the area around Arenal, the town of La Fortuna, and experience the many natural wonders of the region. They will also get a tour of a... Read More

Bocas del Toro, Panama

Optional for some or all sessions
Bocas del Toro is a group of mangrove islands located in the Northeastern part of the country. These beautiful islands are part of Isla Bastimentos National Park, home to a wide variety of wild and exotic species. It is a wonderful place to snorkel, surf and explore the many beautiful beaches.... Read More

Irazú Volcano, Basilica of Los Angeles, Ruins of Cartago

Irazú Volcano National Park is located in the Cartago province just outside of San José. It is home to Volcán Irazú, an active volcano with several craters, including one filled with a crater lake. After visiting the volcano, participants will have lunch with a spectacular view of the... Read More

Playa Tamarindo

On the Tamarindo excursion you will witness the true natural beauty of this northwestern region of Costa Rica. Tamarindo is located in the province of Guanacaste and surrounded by national parks to the north and south and magnificent mountains to the east. Students will be able to bask in the... Read More

Poás Volcano, Coffee Plantation, and La Paz Waterfall

Poás Volcano is one of the major attractions in the Central Valley of Costa Rica and one of the most visited national parks in the country. Poás is home to many species of birds including hummingbirds, tanagers, flycatchers, toucans and the quetzal that can be seen while hiking on the trails... Read More

Research with the Smithsonian in Costa Rica

Optional for some or all sessions
Latin America semester and summer students have the amazing opportunity to observe and interact with researchers at the Smithsonian La Selva Biological Station in the Sarapiquí region of Costa Rica. La Selva Biological Station is the largest field station and one of the most well-known tropical... Read More

Monteverde

Located in the Northern Zone of Costa Rica, Monteverde (translated as "Green Mountain") is the most well-known Biological Cloud Forest Preserve in Costa Rica. It is incredibly rich in biodiversity, representing more than 2000 species of plants, 400 species of birds, and 100 different species of... Read More

Manuel Antonio

On this excursion ISA students will get the opportunity to visit and explore Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most renowned and famous parks in Costa Rica. Hiking, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, and horseback riding are just a few of the activities available along the white sand beaches.... Read More