Links We Like: March 30, 2012

Dolphins are very smart. Now we know them to be even more intelligent. This definitely makes seeing them even better, as our Scuba students will attest to. Story here. Some parts of the world have been experiencing a rather mild winter. Too mild in fact for this group of students, who went with Outward Bound on a […] Read More >

Teach Me How To Ducky

As many of our former students know, heading down the river in a ducky (inflatable kayak) is one of the most fun ways to enjoy the river. This is exactly what Communications Director Jeff Friend learned on a recent trip to the river with our Tropical Challenge and Leadership groups. Take a look below to […] Read More >

Syracuse University Gets Busy!

Syracuse University was super busy on their spring break course here at Outward Bound Costa Rica. Dropping in on numerous beaches, a rafting trip, volcano hike, waterfall rappel and a canopy zipline tour for good measure. Take a look at some of the pictures captured while on course below! Read More >

Semester Students Take on the River (Updated)

The Tropical Challenge and Leadership Semester students are in the midst of their whitewater river phase, and have been able to get us some awesome shots in between some of the rapids. Take a look below for pictures of both groups! Update: Semester students have finished up the phase! We grabbed some more photos from […] Read More >

Links We Like: March 16, 2012

National Geographic has, without question, some of the best photos. Their best of February is no exception. Story here. It’s activities like this that make us realize there are some who simply have no fear whatsoever. Story here. Simply put, this is one long wave. ONDE NOSTRE | RITRATTI DI SURF | ONE from BLOCK10 […] Read More >

Cool Waterfall Jump & Sunset

Jeff from the Communications Office was recently able to get away and check out some of the lesser known spots at Manuel Antonio. While traveling about with his brother, a chance encounter led to a privately owned property with a sweet waterfall on it. Take a look at the video below to see how the […] Read More >

Lava, Sunburns and Churches

As our spring break courses get underway, so do the trips to the beautiful volcanoes near our base at San Ramon de Tres Rios. Two of the office folks, Allison and Bethany, recently had the opportunity to tag along with Syracuse University to Volcan Irazu and grabbed some awesome pictures. In addition to the volcano, […] Read More >

Links We Like: March 9, 2012

Costa Rica is diverse in many ways, however its rich biodiversity under the water is rarely touched on. Take a read here to find out why it is so rich in biodiversity. Story here. Take a look at this massive pod of dolphins! An amazing site that is often found off the waters of Central America […] Read More >

Gear, Gear and more Gear

Being in both the outdoor industry and having an internet connection often leads many in the marketing and programming offices to salivate over the newest and coolest outdoor gear. Today’s post is thus aimed at sharing some of the cool new toys that we are thinking can make our time here more enjoyable, as well as potentially be helpful […] Read More >

Hang Ten! Leadership Takes on the Waves

The Leadership Semester Course has returned from their time at the beach, where they were taking part in some service projects as well as learning to surf. Next up for them is a trip to the river for some whitewater rafting. Take a look at some of their shots from the Central Pacific Coast! Read More >

Climbing Rocks! Tropical Challenge at Work

The Tropical Challenge Course is keeping busy with a number of activities in and around the base here in San Ramon de Tres Rios. Activities the group is tackling include a trip to the climbing wall at the local Girl/Boy Scout reservation, a rock climbing trip in the lush Orosi Valley, as well as a service project […] Read More >

Links We Like: March 2, 2012

He we are at the end of another glorious week and what an exciting time it has been! Take a look at some of the things that the staff here have stumbled upon. Costa Rica is home to one of the most diverse environments in the world when it comes to plants and animals. However […] Read More >

Sweat and Gears

Costa Rica is famed for its wide variety of landscapes and climates, which makes mountain biking here all the more exciting! This past weekend, custom course manager Ryan took a trip to the Sarapaqui region to take part in a 65 km ride throughout the rolling hills of the famed Sarapaqui River. More famous for its whitewater […] Read More >