• Global Cuisines and Cultures Trip to Costa Rica
  • Global Cuisines and Cultures Trip to Costa Rica

    Want the ideal culinary travel experience for today’s food world? Take this trip to Costa Rica, named the 2019 UN Champion of the Earth. You’ll discover how this small Latin American nation is committed to sustainability, and how entire communities are addressing pressing environmental issues through innovative programming. It’s a unique, one-on-one connection with the people and products of Costa Rica that will change how you see the world of food.

    It’s a wondrous landscape of mountains and plains. Begin your journey in San José where you will visit a farm that is a living classroom and experience outdoor hands-on demos of sustainable farming practices. Your reward for all that hard work? Swimming in a natural waterfall flowing from the Arenal Volcano! In the city, you’ll visit a farm-to-table restaurant and organic chocolate factory, and participate in a hands-on workshop that blends creating beautiful pastry with photography.

    Other highlights:

    • Spend two days at the world’s largest private collection of coffee botanical varieties where you’ll harvest coffee beans and understand the environmental benefits of planting coffee within a diverse forest.
    • Visit a village that has transformed its economy from fishing to oyster-growing in response to the environmental issue of overfishing in the area.
    • Explore one of the five Blue Zones on earth, where people are known to live long and be healthier. Discover how they do it!
    • Snorkel with biologists and marine naturalists to coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean.