Last summer Shannon, co-director of The Wandering Scholar, led a group of 15 students to Costa Rica for a 3 week trip with Walking Tree Travel with two co-leaders. We traveled by mini-bus all over the countryside of Costa Rica making stops in:

San Juan (la capital)- where we learned to dance la salsa  y la cumbia

An organic farm, Pura Suerte, in the mountains where we learned about local agriculture, picked mangoes from  the tree, did yoga, dove into Costa Rica’s tallest waterfall and fell asleep to a tropical lullaby in jungalows

Buena Vista- a small village in the mountains. Our home in Costa Rica for two weeks where we stayed with familias ticas and completed a community development project. We built a huge cement wall around the elementary school’s playground- to keep the cows and wildlife out and ninos in!

La Fortuna and Volcan Arenal, where we saw an active volcano and splashed around in natural hotsprings under the stars while a cooling rainstorm raged above.

Manuel Antonio, where we learned to surf, saw the CUTEST baby and mama sloth and had a piece of Pacific Ocean paradise to ourselves!

We worked hard, met amazing Costa Ricans, forged new friendships and had an unforgettable experience.