Planning a student educational trip to Costa Rica? This amazing country has so much to offer students in learning experiences – more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity, multiple climactic zones, awe-inspiring natural beauty, and a fun, friendly local culture.
Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure welcomes high school and university student groups traveling to Costa Rica all year-long. We also receive educational groups from local schools and universities that are in Costa Rica.
We offer an excellent educational opportunity for students and educators to engage in hands-on research of rainforest life working closely with our resident biologists. Our nature reserve features a full research station, wildlife habitats, walking trails in the rainforest, a river and waterfall, an aerial tramway, a canopy zip line tour, group accommodations, and a restaurant and souvenir shop.
Since 2017, our biologists have been partnering with the University of Costa Rica to document climate change effects to help Costa Rica meet its commitments with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the country’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality. We are linking our scientific investigations and climate change research with new environmental education programs that incorporate STEM education elements of natural sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics in hands-on learning experiences.
Our adventure and nature park in Costa Rica’s Caribbean mountains is a hotspot of biodiversity in Latin America. More than 11 new animal species have been discovered in Veragua’s private rainforest reserve, and 15 endangered species have been recorded living in the area; more than 60 species of frogs and almost 23 percent of the known 379 species of butterflies in Costa Rica have been found at Veragua.
International scientists regularly visit Veragua to study the abundant populations of amphibians, reptiles, mammals, insects and birds.
See examples of our educational programs at Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure, which is certified in Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rica.
All our educational program packages are tailor-made to each group’s interests. Educational programs are available from two to five days, or even longer. Accommodations are dorm-style with bunk beds and shared bathrooms. There is a private double room and bath for group leaders. All meals – delicious, nutritious and lovingly made – are included, and are served in our dining area.