Our mission is to

Plant the value of sustainability, conservation and happy lifestyle in our guest students.

We have specialized in the four main areas that make Costa Rica special: BUSINESS PROGRAMS, BIOLOGY PROGRAMS, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND WELLBEING. Each of our programs is designed to enhance and complement the college experience of the students that visit us.


+ Student Attended


+ Groups Since 1999


% Security Record


Letter from Our President

Visit Costa Rica, a family business, is celebrating its 15th year. We still customize each and every one of our programs for our University Partners.

We create opportunities for university students to enroll in challenging, interactive courses, enhanced by excursions, guest speakers and tours. Throughout our history we’ve attended more than 1,000 students in 50+ groups since 1999 with a 100% security record.

Greetings and have a wonderful 2019!


Our Focus Areas



Sustainability Practices

• Sustainable Business

• International Business


& Biology

Conservations & Biology

• Marine Biology and Tropical Ecology Study

• Marine Sea Turtles on Caribbean and Pacific Coast



Human Development

• TICOS: History and Culture of Costa Rica

• Honors Program across Costa Rica

• Human Development

• Public Health

• Sociology & Criminal Justice


  • Wellbeing & Nature
  • Wellbeing & Happiness

Download our 2019 Service Catalog

Universities we have worked with

Our Services

We Have Organized Our Custom-Made Services In The Following Categories For Our Guest Professors To Appreciate The Scope Of Possible Visits And Lectures And Design The Perfect Program For Them. Check Our Service Catalog For A Complete List Of Possibilities.

Lectures and visits with Sustainability Heroes.

• Lecture with  Costa Rica Amazon CEO

• Visits to Industries

• World Heroe, Cristiana Figueres, architect of the Paris Agreement

• Salomon Cohen, negotiator of the US Free Trade Agreement

Ecological Blue Beach Banner Program, Geothermal energy visit, educational programs for sustainability, social assistance organizations, educational & health organizations.

Great wildlife spectacles, Canyoning, zipline over rivers and forests, Pacuare white water rafting, volcano trekking, Tabacon hotsprings, La Fortuna Waterfall, gravity fall waterfall jumping, hanging bridges. Botanical gardens, plant and animal exhibitions. Snorkeling & diving.

Sustainable communities, community cooperatives, rural & community based tourism, Asis Project, community enrichment programs, environmental and agricultural initiatives; observe, teach and tutor programs.

Monuments & historic sites; Volcanoes, marine & coastal systems; Dry, cloud and rain forest.

Incredibly innovative minds with missions relating to the environment, fashion, construction, transportation, food . Earth friendly small companies promoting a better world.

Rain Forest Alliance, Amigos del Rio Torres, Nature Urban Routes, Nature Conservancy Organization, Costas Verdes, Amigos of Costa Rica. Biodiversity conservation organizations, tropical education, environmental education programs, sea turtle organizations, research centers, poorness & vulnerability; gender & children organizations; human rights, justice&peace; social risk populations.

What they say

Student Testimonials

UL Lafayette Study Abroad Costa Rica 2018
UL Southeastern Louisiana University
Study Abroad Costa Rica 2016
UWF CostaRica 2009

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Get in touch

Schedule your FREE consultation today,

with our Founder & President Gabriela Gutierrez

09:00-17h Monday – Friday

email: puravida@visitecr.com

phone: (+506) 8828 5218