Final Post from Ultimate Costa Rica

Update by Michelle and Ian: It’s hard to believe that three weeks have come and gone so quickly! As we type this blog from the quiet La Dehesa bed and breakfast, it almost feels like the trip never happened. But at the same time, the two of us cannot stop talking about all the small […]

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Living on the River

Update from student Max:We woke up this morning at a whopping 5:15. Although some of us were missing our daily dose of “Get Up!”, we gathered the troops for an early car ride to the long awaited river rafting experience. Most of us slept the entire journey to the breakfast buffet, where we were greeted […]

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Back Again!

Update from student Ari: Adios Flamingo! This morning, our groups geared up once again for our final “Duffle Shuffles!” Following another poolside traditional Costa Rican breakfast, we crowded around the bus to compete for our favorite spots for the 5 hour journey back to San Jose. Along the way we played cards, napped, listened to […]

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Getting Vitamin Sea

Update from student Eric M.: Following breakfast at Hotel Guanacaste, we set out to continue our service project with Siempre Amigos. Today, we finished painting the walls. Looking back to our first day of service, it is amazing  how much of a difference one group of 17 people can make in a short time period. The […]

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Soak it All in!

Update from student Ariella: Today we began the day with another beautiful breakfast in Flamingo. After eating a typical Costa Rican meal amongst the sounds of macaws, parrots, and roosters, we headed back to continue our service project with Siempre Amigos. Carlos, the eldest brother in the family we have been working with, even came […]

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Service & Surf

Update from student Emma: The day started off with an early breakfast, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Costa Rica. Breakfast included a choice of eggs, fruit and the typical frijoles y arroz (beans and rice). After breakfast, we all headed to our community service project, where we were in charge of painting a house […]

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Surf’s Up in Tamarindo!

Update by Oliver: July 12 started with a 4 a.m. wake-up to watch turtles come to shore to lay their eggs. It’s a phenomenon called an arribada that only happens on eight beaches in the world, where thousands of turtles over a three-day period return to the beach to lay their eggs. It was really […]

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Traveling with the Turtles

Update by Albert: On July 11, the group woke up for an early morning breakfast buffet, then loaded  baggage in the van. We were off to explore Rincon de la Vieja Nat ional Park. We walked around the park seeing remnants of former lava flows from the nearby volcanoes. We also saw multiple craters where […]

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Out of service!

This is the Bold Earth office giving you a quick update on the group. Right now, the entire Ultimate Costa Rica trip is outside range of data service, so you might not get a blog update for a couple of days. However, students will be making their second call home Saturday or Sunday evening while […]

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Fun in the Mud

Update from student Sellers: Hola from another day in paradise! After a loud morning wake up call from the birds outside our hotel room, we began our crazy day. Our hotel truly is paradise for me, with buffets for every meal. After our breakfast buffet we put on our close-toed shoes and hopped on the […]

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