Students can book tickets departing San Jose any time after 2 pm on the last day of the class.Flight costs and departure tax are the responsibility of the student.It is taught by School of Medicine faculty and/or fellows, along with local guides at times.The class starts and ends at the Juan Santamaría International Airport, San Jose, Costa Rica (actually in Alajuela), and it will be headquartered and overnight at a small eco-lodge, Hacienda Baru ( located on the Pacifica Coast near Dominical.It does not include personal clothing/gear, airfare to Costa Rica, departure tax ( at time of writing), medical/evacuation insurance (see below), any alcohol, or incidentals/activity expenditures accrued during limited free time.We will meet students at the Juan Santamaría International Airport, Costa Rica’s main airport just outside the capital, San Jose, between 11 am and 1 pm on the first day of the class.Geo Blue offers an appropriate travel plan called Voyager for non-CU students traveling to Costa Rica on the CU sponsored trip.
Once in the Geo Blue website, the non CU students would select “Voyager / Single Trip” to generate a quote and purchase their trip insurance.
Students are required to purchase mandatory health and evacuation insurance (cost is less than at time of writing). Our program begins at the San Jose Airport (Costa Rica) where our shuttle will pick students up for a beautiful 4-hour drive to the Pacific Coast and our lovely eco-lodge at Hacienda Baru (
As our home base for the next 10 days, there we will conduct classes, as well as provide free time for swimming, surf lessons, biking, natural history tours, whitewater rafting and more.
In these cases, assistance in providing curriculum documentation will be provided.
Accommodations, as well as meal service, will be at Hacienda Baru ( a lovely if simple eco-lodge situated on 800 acres between jungle highlands and its own Pacific beach.