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Explore Group Programs with Video Series and Guide

Outward Bound Costa Rica welcomes your group to Central America for the experience of a lifetime. First, check out our exciting videos below to explore our three program platforms (Spanish Language & Culture, Leadership & Team Building, and Service Adventure) and hear what our students and chaperones have to say about their experience. Then, view […] Read More >


Meet Ilia: Student to Instructor with the Outdoor Leader Semester

Ilia Corella Hometown: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands OLS Spring 2015 Alum Ilia transitioned from student to instructor with the Outdoor Leader Semester after completing her course in Spring 2015 and then working as an Outward Bound Costa Rica Field Instructor Intern during the summer season. She couldn’t wait to work as an intern on all of the Scuba & Sea Turtle Adventure Girl […] Read More >


Farewell to our 2015 Summer Expeditions

This past weekend marked the end of Outward Bound Costa Rica‘s summer season, with the last seven Summer Expeditions students heading home after the Pacific Surf & Cert Extension course. The students completed their week of surfing as better surfers and First Aid/CPR certified. Congratulations to all of our summer students on completing their courses! It […] Read More >


Summer Expeditions Update – August 11th

Rainforest Hike & Homestay #4 The six students on Rainforest Hike & Homestay session four successfully completed their multi-day trek to the community of Piedras Blancas. Along the way they stayed with local families on homestays. “The homestays were an awesome way to learn about different cultures,” said Mo G. of Maitland, Florida. On the […] Read More >


Girl Scout Destinations Update – August 6th

Rainforest, River, and Reef #2 The Girl Scouts from Rainforest, River, & Reef #2 successfully completed their course! The girls have had a challenging yet exhilarating experience trekking through the forests and swimming in the ocean. “Finishing the hike was an amazing feeling, it was probably one of the best memories because everyone felt so […] Read More >


Summer Expeditions Update – August 4th

Pacific Surf & Cert Extension #2 After a week of surfing on the beautiful Pacific coast of Costa Rica, the seven students on Pacific Surf & Cert Extension #2 completed their Summer Expeditions this past weekend. After their 3 or 5-week adventure, they are heading home with new experiences and skills, including surfing and First Aid/CPR training. […] Read More >


Girl Scout Destinations Update – July 30th

Catching Waves #2 During their last few days on the beach in Playa Avellanas, the Catching Waves #2 Girl Scouts focused on mastering their surfing skills. “I came here just wanting to know how to surf and I am leaving with the desire to make the most out of my life,” said Tien V. from […] Read More >


Summer Expeditions Update – July 28th

Rainforest Hike & Homestay #3 The 12 students on Rainforest Hike & Homestay session #3 completed their course on Saturday. After two weeks exploring the jungles, beaches, and rivers of Costa Rica and experiencing “pura vida,” the students are walking away with a powerful experience where they pushed their limits, worked as a team, and had a […] Read More >


Girl Scout Destinations Update- July 23rd

Rainforest, River, & Reef #2 Our second session of Girl Scouts on Rainforest, River, & Reef started their course by helping with a service project here on our rainforest base. The girls planted trees and enjoyed getting to know each other over their last dinner on base. The group left Trés Rios on Monday and began their trek […] Read More >


Summer Expeditions Update – July 21st

Pacific Surf & Cert Extension #1 The seven students on the first Pacific Surf & Cert Extension course finished their week-long surf intensive this past Saturday. After surfing and working on their first-aid and CPR certifications every day, they will be leaving us with enhanced surf and safety skills, along with new friends and memories. Many […] Read More >


¡Bienvenida a Debra! OBCR’S New Director of Communications & Marketing

Outward Bound Costa Rica is thrilled to welcome our new Director of Communications & Marketing, Debra “Deb” Woolley to our leadership team! Deb brings 20 years of experience to Outward Bound Costa Rica, having previously worked in the field of international education with roles at AFS-USA and the National Society of Leadership and Success. A […] Read More >


Girl Scout Destinations Update – July 16th

Scuba & Sea Turtle Adventure #2 The Scuba & Sea Turtle Adventure #2 Girl Scouts spent several days in San San Pond Sak Wetland Reserve aiding in local sea turtle conservation efforts by performing night patrols and building sustainable habitats. The group then completed NAUI Scuba Dive training while exploring the tropical waters of Panama. They […] Read More >


Summer Expeditions Update – July 14th

Rainforest Hike & Homestay #2 The six students on Rainforest Hike & Homestay session #2 completed their course on Saturday. After two weeks exploring the jungles, beaches, and rivers of Costa Rica and experiencing “pura vida,” the students are walking away with a powerful experience where they pushed their limits, worked as a team, and […] Read More >


Girls Scout Destinations Update – July 9th

Scuba & Sea Turtle Adventure #1 Our first Scuba & Sea Turtle Adventure Girl Scout Destination has come to an end. The group completed their time in Panama by exploring unique underwater ecosystems while scuba diving and studying for the NAUI scuba dive test. After traveling back to our rainforest base in Costa Rica, the Girl Scouts visited the […] Read More >


Summer Expeditions Update – July 7th

Rainforest Hike & Homestay #2 During their first week in Costa Rica, our Rainforest Hike & Homestay Session #2 students completed their  jungle trek through the remote community of Piedras Blancas. The students camped along the trail before reaching homestays where they learned about Costa Rican traditions from local families. The students made bread and interviewed Don Hernan, one of […] Read More >


Girls Scout Destinations Update – July 2nd

Catching Waves #1 The Catching Waves Session #1 Girl Scouts successfully completed their ten-day course this past weekend! We are happy to report that every one of the girls was able to stand up on their boards and only continued to improve in their last two days in Guanacaste. The Girls Scouts got a lot […] Read More >


Summer Expeditions Update – June 30th

Rainforest Hike & Homestay #1 The six Rainforest Hike & Homestay Session #1 students completed their epic two-week course this weekend! Following their week-long jungle trek, they enjoyed some fun in the sun at our beach base in Manuel Antonio.  They then spent their last few days at our Rainforest Base, wrapping up their course with some exciting outdoor […] Read More >


Girl Scout Destinations Update – June 25th

Our first Girl Scout Destinations participants arrived to our rainforest base this past weekend and have already begun exploring Costa Rica and Panama. Read on to see what exciting adventures these Girl Scouts have been up to. Scuba and Sea Turtle Adventure #1 The nine Girl Scouts on Scuba and Sea Turtle Adventure #1 traveled […] Read More >


Summer Expeditions Update – June 23rd

Rainforest Hike & Homestay #1 Our Rainforest Hike & Homestay #1 students have completed their trek through the rainforest to the remote community of Piedras Blancas. The students camped along the trail before reaching homestays where they learned about Costa Rican traditions from local families. The students learned about Costa Rican farming techniques by making sugar […] Read More >


Work for OBCR: Group Programs & Partnerships Manager

Outward Bound Costa Rica inspires and develops leadership, compassion, responsibility, respect for the environment and commitment to serve through adventure-based wilderness experiences led by the most skilled, safety-conscious staff. OBCR currently seeks a Group Programs & Partnerships Manager to join its communications team to promote, sell, and organize all details associated with the school’s group adventure […] Read More >