Outward Bound Costa Rica provides high school and university students with outdoor
courses that build capacity in intercultural competence, Spanish language,
self-awareness and life skills. We are an adventure based, experiential school within the international organization of Outward Bound.
Our mission is to facilitate personal growth
and success in character development, leadership, service and academic
Our students get the chance to hike in the rain and cloud
forests while living with local host families, learning Costa Rican culture, and
work side by side with the local community as they provide much needed
assistance through local service projects. Service projects range in length per course and focus on people, construction,
marine biology and ecological issues.
surf in our world-renowned warm water breaks, whitewater raft and kayak on our
class III and IV rivers and experience the beauty of the Panama coral reef as
they earn their Scuba Certification in Bocas del Toro.
The inspiration behind Outward Bound
came from the German-born educator Kurt Hahn, who created the first Outward
Bound School in 1941 in Aberdovey Wales. Outward Bound is now present in over
30 countries on six continents.
Outward Bound Costa Rica has been operating in
Central America for more than 20 years.