Combine three of Outward Bound Costa Rica’s Summer Expeditions for an unforgettable summer experience.  Hike through the rainforest, scuba dive in the crystal-clear waters of Panama and hone your surfing skills on the world-renowned beaches of the Costa Rica Pacific Coast.  Serve local communities and the environment through much-needed service projects working side by side with children, families and community leaders.


Rainforest + Caribbean + Surf & Service – 6 Weeks

Live the ultimate Outward Bound experience by combining all of our expeditions. Hike, dive, surf, and serve on this unforgettable program.

Spend six incredible weeks participating in adventure activities that bring you to new heights trekking the rainforests of Costa Rica along with new lows as you deep dive to a sunken ship in the Caribbean Sea. Earn your NAUI scuba certification in the tropical coral reefs of Panama,  join in local traditions at rural homestays after the multi-day trek through the jungle, and head to the Costa Rica Pacific coast for surfing and CPR training.  Leave your adventure the memory of tropics, forests and epic surf.



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“My Outward Bound experience was a life changing expedition where I’ve tested my limits, learned scuba and got to make an impact on the world.”

– Zane, 14 –

“Never before have I had so little, and grown so much. Hiking phase was my favorite phase because I truly felt challenged. It was by far the most rugged, I felt close to nature and who I truly am. It’s the type of experience that you can’t help but grow from.”

– Nathan, 18 –

“Amazing beyond words and something one can only dream about. I grew leaps and bounds, I would do it again and again.”

– Era, 20 –

“My Outward Bound Costa Rica course was life-changing. I’m ready to do things I thought I couldn’t.”

– Hannah, 16 –

“I got the chance to improve myself as an individual while having a blast with my team.”

– Daniel, 17 –

“It pushed me out of my comfort zone and I became aware of how fortunate I am.”

– Francesco, 17 –

“It was amazing to see and touch sea turtles. I learned to help others, and never give up.”

– Joaquin, 14 –

“An amazing adventure, while making good friends and having fun.”

– Zachary, 18 –

“I’ve become more appreciative, and I now want to be helpful to the less fortunate.”

– Maddy, 20 –

“A great leap outside your comfort zone, exposing you to the wonders of the world and your home.”

– Ethan, 15 –

“A once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget.”

– Keera, 16 –

“Words can’t describe it: you just have to try it for yourself!”

– Graham, 16 –

Outward Bound Costa Rica opened up my eyes to a whole new part of the world.”

– Anna, 16 –

“It was a wonderful experience: eye-opening, enlightening and fun!”

– Max, 15 –

You learn so much about not only yourself but also about how you impact the world around you.”

– Alaya, 16 –

“This course challenged me and everything I thought I knew about myself—I will be going home a more confident, more aware individual; going outside my comfort zone and living in a different culture was an incredible experience that I will never forget.”

– Julia, 22 –