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Costa Rica 2025

So you want to attend our exciting two-week adventure in the beautiful country of Costa Rica trip in Easter 2025!

Costa Rica is a country in Central America, known for its lush rainforests, stunning beaches, and diverse wildlife. It is a popular ecotourism and adventure tourism destination, making it the perfect place for a Scout trip.

Participants must be in Explorers or Network at the point of travel. To help us manage this, they must be born before 11th October 2011 to be eligible to attend on this trip.

Participants can experience various activities, such as hiking through the rainforests, observing the diverse wildlife and birds, visiting national parks, learning about conservation and sustainability, and even participating in community service projects. They can enjoy adventure activities like white water rafting, zip-lining, and hiking volcano. The country offers great beaches and water activities like snorkelling, surfing, and sea turtle watching. The trip will allow all participants to learn and understand more about different cultures and ways of life.

There are several options available for shaping the expedition programme, including hiking, camping, and community service projects.

You can book on at the bottom of this page. The closing date is the 31st July, though we may close it early if numbers get high.

Intro Video





  • How long is trip for?
    • The trip is for two weeks. We will also have three pre-camps varying in length.
  • What type of accommodations will we be staying in?
    • A variation of camping, bunkhouse, lodges and hotels depending on where we go and who we meet.
  • What is the cost of the trip?
    • The cost of the trip will be from £2250 to £3600. At present, we haven’t confirmed flights until we know the numbers. We also need to confirm the itinerary; the more we sort with local Scouting the cheaper it will be. We have priced the maximum budget of £3600 if we had to pay for everything with an external partner. We obviously want to obtain the best value and make it as affordable as possible. There is a £100 deposit.
  • What is the cost of the trip?
    • It includes x3 Training camps in the UK, the first being 6-8th October 2023 (Venue TBC[Note: This is different to the video due to a date change]) meet-ups, insurance, flights, food, activities, badges, knecker and tops.
  • What is the itinerary for the trip?
    • This depends on what we organise, though at present we suggest:
      • Arrive San Joes
      • Tortuguero National Park – boat ride, lagoons, turtles and jaguars
      • Trail Walk in Rainforest
      • Santa de Pocosol Homestay – meet locals and learn to cook dishes
      • Tenorio Volcano National Park
      • Rio Celeste – go rafting or local boat cruise
      • La Fortuna – hot springs
      • La Fortuna – rainforest walk
      • La Fortuna – Beach day
  • What type of activities will we be doing?
    • Walking in the rainforest
    • Kayaking
    • Site seeing
  • What is the climate like in Costa Rica?
    • Costa Rica has a tropical climate that is generally warm and humid throughout the year. However, due to its diverse topography and geography, there are regional variations in climate patterns.
  • What type of food will be available?
    • Costa Rican cuisine is diverse and flavorful, with influences from indigenous, Spanish, and African cultures
  • Is travel insurance included in the trip cost?
  • How many scouts can you accommodate on the trip?
    • We have no limit, though if numbers get high, we may bring the closing date forward.
  • What is the age range for scouts on the trip?
    • You must be born before 11th October 2011 to be eligible to attend
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    • We don’t offer refunds as we commit money to events and services. If you have to pull and the insurance has been purchased and can claim as an insurable loss we will recover your money. We will try to backfill the place if you change your mind, but there is no guarantee.
  • How do I book the trip?
    • Simply scroll to the bottom of the page, book and pay the £100 deposit by the 31st July 2023. Book now to ensure you have your place for this adventure of a lifetime.
  • How do I pay for the trip?
    • There is a payment plan. We will also help participants to fundraise.
  • Who will be leading the trip?
    • A number of experienced leaders across the county, who have run numerous international trips.
  • How can I get further information?


Book on here

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls