Custom Course in Costa Rica & Panama (Groups of 5+)

Location: Costa Rica: Cartago, Guanacaste, Manuel Antonio and 5 other cities; Panama: Panama City, Rural Areas

Term: Spring Break, May Term, Throughout the year, Academic Year, Trimester, Winter, Summer, Spring, Fall

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, Alternative Spring Break

Dates: 2020,2021,Year Round

Outward Bound Costa Rica

Box 1817-2050 Tres Rios, Costa Rica

Call Us

Phone: 1-800-676-2018

Fax: 1-866-374-2483


We design custom courses for groups of 5 participants minimum. Groups get to choose everything from the dates and durations of their trip, to the activities they want their program to include. We are also able to advise on activities and types of accommodation that match your interests and objectives, and pick the best locations for your course. Step by step, we will assist groups in planning an unforgettable adventure in Costa Rica, Panama or Nicaragua.

All activities are designed following the OBCR experiential learning methodology: experience a challenge, reflect and draw conclusions, apply newfound knowledge, self-confidence and self-awareness to the next day’s challenge. We guide this process through each "challenge", whether it be a service project or a surf lesson.

* Please note that, for the health and safety of our participants, OBCR has made program adjustments to these courses. Please visit our website to view our COVID-19 considerations.*


1. Get off the beaten tourist path and explore places less frequented.

2. Experience the best of Costa Rica's nature with unique adventure activities.

3. Experience authentic Costa Rican culture and practice your Spanish language skills on course with local instructors and with local families on homestays.

4. Achieve your group's goals while you surf, zip line, whitewater raft, rappel 80 foot waterfalls, scuba, hike and earn outdoor certifications.

5. Push your limits like never and leave the course with a deeper understanding of yourself.

Travel Types
  • Summer Camp
  • Soccer & Football
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Student Tours
  • Homestay
  • Birdwatching
  • Cooking
  • Nature Tours
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Rainforest Tours
  • Tours
  • Caving & Spelunking
  • Trekking
  • Surfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Scuba
  • River Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Mountaineering
  • Eco Tours
  • Ecology
  • Backpacking
Type of Programs
  • Outdoor Education
  • Community Service & Volunteering
  • Language Immersion
  • Student Exchange
  • Experiential Learning

Cost in US$:

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Plenty of activities tailored to your group's preferences!

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Youth
  • Wildlife
  • Marine Conservation
  • Environment
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Culture
  • Conservation
This Program is open to

Irish, British, American, European, Canadian, Australian, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide, Asian Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Dormitory
  • Home-stays
  • Group living

Participants Travel

in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Year Founded