Gap Year Programs in Costa Rica

Why Take a Gap Year in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s incredibly varied topography means you can cruise the cloud forest one day, visit an active volcano the next, and finish relaxing on a hot sandy beach. Choice and variety are the name of the game here.

Gap Year in Costa Rica

Gap Year Programs in Costa Rica

If you're interested in a gap year in Costa Rica, the next step is to join one of our programs.

Costa Rica projects:

Costa Rica Jungle Survival

Duration 3 weeks Prices from from£1500
An epic 3 week jungle adventure combining survival training, trekking and activities in the pristine rainforests of Costa Rica!
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Costa Rica Marine Adventure

Duration 4 weeks Prices from from£2450
Gain internationally recognised PADI qualifications & protect Costa Rica's Turtle population on the stunning Pacific Coast.
Scuba Diving 3 PADI Scuba Qualifications Sea Turtle Conservation
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Costa Rica Summer Trip

Duration 2 - 4 weeks Prices from from£1000
Get up close and personal with Sea Turtles on the stunning Pacific Coast - whilst surfing at the same time.
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Expedition and Dive Instructor Training

Duration 12 weeks Prices from from£8200
Become an internationally approved Dive and First Aid Instructor with Expedition Leadership skills and great job options.
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Expedition Medicine Training

Duration 2 weeks Prices from from£1500
Experience Costa Rica's jungles and world-class training in expedition medicine, jungle survival and rescue.
All Accommodation Meals Training and Support
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Trekforce Expedition Leader Training

Duration 16 weeks Prices from from£8200
The ultimate 4 Month Expedition Leader Course. Your chance to live the outdoor enthusiasts dream! Expedition Planning, hands-on experience, many international qualifications. In addition we guarantee work within our leadership team!
All Accommodation Meals Training and Support Jobs offer.
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I went outside of my comfort zone and did some amazing things and met loads of amazing people that were interested in what I was interested in, which is really cool!
I feel so grateful to have met people that I no doubt will stay connected to for the rest of my life.
The instructors are some of the most professional, kind, hard working, good fun and just bloody awesome people you will have the pleasure of meeting and in my experience the same is true for the volunteers.
I would definitely recommend this project to everyone who loves meeting new people, diving, beach life and sun.
Met some of the most amazing people who I will never forget. Thanks for one of the best experiences ever Gapforce!