School trips to San José offer students the opportunity to explore one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, Costa Rica!
School trips to San José are most popular among geography groups, but whatever your reason for choosing to visit the Costa Rican capital, we’ll work closely with you to design an itinerary that is tailor made to suit your specific requirements and learning objectives.
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Why visit San José?
Cultural centre of Costa Rica
San José, the country’s capital and one of the safest cities in Latin America, is the perfect base for your school trip to Costa Rica!
In the Central Valley, staying in San José means you’ll be within easy reach of all the sights you’ll want to see and all the activities you’ll want to enjoy on a school trip to Costa Rica, such as hiking the lava trails of Mount Arenal, and seeing some of the country’s incredible flora and fauna in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve or at Caño Negro Wildlife Park.
You’ll also have the opportunity to soak up some of the vibrant Costa Rican culture during your school trip to San José, leaving your students with an unforgettable experience of Central America!
You’ll be welcomed by the friendly Ticos who will introduce you to the concept of Pura Vida – a typically Costa Rican philosophy of a simple, stress-free and positive approach to life.
Explore Costa Rica’s biodiversity
One of Costa Rica’s biggest draws for visitors is its biodiversity, and San José is the perfect base from which to explore this.
The country has a well-established network of national parks and other protected areas which cover more than a fifth of the country’s area. Proportionally, more of Costa Rica’s territory is protected habitat than any other country in the world.
And that protection means that the diverse flora and fauna can flourish here. In fact, although Costa Rica covers just 0.03% of the world’s landmass, it is home to around 5% of its biodiversity.
On your school trip to San José, your students will love the opportunity to visit some of these protected habitats, from the ethereal Monteverde Cloud Forest to the wetlands of Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, where you should keep an eye out for monkeys, sloths, birds and reptiles.
Pioneer of ecotourism
Geography school trips to San José provide students with the opportunity to explore volcanoes, lagoons and even a cloud forest. They also offer the opportunity for students to learn more about ecotourism and sustainability.
That’s because Costa Rica is a real pioneer of ecotourism and has been since the 1990s. As you explore this spectacular country, your students will find out more about the many initiatives designed to counteract the negative impact of mass tourism. For example, the famous Bandera Azul initiative monitors the environmental quality of coastal areas and helps the local community to work against pollution
And at La Casona, you’ll visit a rural area where your group explore the agriculture and will be treated to an artistic performance by pupils from a local rural school. For your students, this offers a great insight into the local culture and, in turn, your visit will help to fund the continuing education of those children.