Costa Rica Specialist Program for U.S. Travel Advisors

From its golden shores, playful waves and fish-filled waters to its mystical rainforests, simmering hot springs and majestic volcanoes, Costa Rica brims with "pure life." In two recently streamlined chapters, you can easily learn how to tap into these extensive offerings for clients seeking adventure, natural beauty, fascinating culture, wellness and romance. Features include downloadable information sheets on top outdoor attractions, culinary specialties and sustainability, as well as an index of links in each chapter to guide you in adding the perfect touches to your clients’ dream vacations.


Graduate Benefits

Certificate of graduation as a Costa Rica Specialist

Continuing Education Units for members of The Travel Institute. Go to for details on the certification programs, eligibility for continuing education credits and how to receive these credits following graduation.

What You’ll Learn

    • How to experience the pure life ("la pura vida") through Costa Rica's happy people, clean food and natural surroundings
    • The elements of a wellness vacation, such as "Forest Baths" and "Earthing"
    • Details about Costa Rica's immense biodiversity and its amazing creatures, from sloths to toucans
    • Options for family, romance and accessible travel
    • The best places to surf, dive, hike, fish, view wildlife, zipline, and kayak
    • Top outdoor attractions by region, information on sustainability, and recommendations on regional food specialties, all available in downloadable PDFs

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