Safety first, experience second.  Go Tico! focuses on small-group travel to less-visited, nature-based destinations.  Feel safe in your social bubble while still enjoying the travel experience of a lifetime! A vast majority of all Go Tico! travel takes place in the Rio Cuarto region, which has experienced minor impact from the pandemic. Learn specific information about U.S. traveler requirements during COVID here.

"This is one of the best thing I could've done for my sons,
for them to explore another culture and to try new things." ~Iris, parent 2021

Go Tico! Costa Rica is a small, Madison, Wisconsin-based organization directed by two Costa Rica-loving Midwesterners (one by chance, one by choice).  Go Tico! provides coordination and hosting of small-group travel to incredible, off-the-beaten-path locations in Costa Rica.  We coordinate a variety of travel experiences to Costa Rica, including middle & high school student service trips, Spanish and cultural immersion, family vacations, international service trips, professional retreats, English as a second language travel retreats (yes, you read that right - with our English-speaking family and certified English Instructor co-director!), and customized travel opportunities to this amazing country.

We want all travelers with Go Tico! to become part of our family: we keep our travel groups small and we design our trip with specific objectives from Spanish immersion to biodiversity exploration.  As not only the directors, but also the hosts, we get to know each and every one of our travelers, as we coordinate your trip details ourselves and often do the hosting and if need be, translating as well, from airport pickup to all your site visits.  For school and small-group travel, we'll meet families and travelers ahead of time at informational and pre-departure meetings.  We truly love Costa Rica and are thrilled to be able to share our love of the country with you!

Go Tico! believes that the best way to explore Costa Rica is to truly live it.  We have deep connections in the country and are excited to engage you in those wonderful and welcoming areas we love.  Let us be your local connection, both in the states and abroad that takes you on the Costa Rican adventure you have been waiting for:

Middle & High School Service & Immersion Trips

Youth Soccer Camps

High School Intercultural Trips

University Language & Cultural Immersion Experiences 

English as a Second Language Programs

Family Vacations

Retreats, including yoga, zumba, drumming and more!