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Beauty in Nature

Wellness Foucus

How We Integrate Contributors to Wellness 
into our Travel Experiences


Connecting travelers with locals to the extent that makes sense for the particular group.  At the foundation, human connection truly allows us to learn about each other and the world around us and to share culture.


This community can also be right within the travel group. Families who feel like their getaway is meant to help them reconnect with their kids or each other can find that benefit through our trips.  We provide ample time to just sit back, take time with each other, enjoy what makes Costa Rica awesome while still making time to truly enjoy your travel companions.

Building Community


Most people seek out travel to Costa Rica because of the natural amazingness that exists pretty much all around: waterfalls, mountain ranges, rivers, streams, volcanos, hot springs, jungles, beaches, and wild biodiversity (5% of the world’s total, to be exact).  Something about truly seeing the world all around you come alive is incredible and engaging in that, truly engaging, is a part of all of our trips.

to Nature


Simplifying Life,
Being Present

We truly believe a bit of disconnection isn’t going to kill anyone (at least no Google searches have turned up any such news to date…)  On our student trips in particular, we encourage participants to truly be present in their experience and get off their phones.  Enjoy what is sure to be a very uncommon period of “technology down time” that we rarely experience during our daily lives.  By engaging extensively in the community, having time to truly take in the nature and peace around you, curling up with a good book should you choose or coming together for a pick up game of soccer in the plaza, the opportunities are, not surprisingly, endless in what you can come up with when you remove the ease of pulling out your phone to get online.


International travel, by nature, is a learning experience.  We learn how to navigate language barriers, try foods we don’t recognize, traipse through terrain we don’t have back home, and a whole bunch of other new experiences.  Our goal at Go Tico! is to deliberately incorporate opportunities to really learn about not only amazing Costa Rica on a surface level (great beaches! many national parks!), but instead experience the culture and nature and as a result, gain a greater understanding and appreciation for what you are a part of when you travel here.


Go Tico!’s mission to improve overall well-being include:


  1. Making social, face to face, connections

  2. Increasing awareness and presence

  3. Directly connecting with nature


We at Go Tico! truly believe that those connections we had back in the day (those moments we reminisce about “when we were young”) are what is missing in so much of how the world is now operating. Bringing back face-to-face connections, exploration, and the lack of necessity to constantly be "logged in" to social media and tech will create a fulfilling, low-stress trip of rejuvenation.

Kamika's Personal Testimony: A University Student's Stay in Rural Costa Rica

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