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October Amigos Trip

October Amigos TRIP

EARTH University

Welcome to EARTH!

We are pleased you will be visiting EARTH-La Flor and Las Catalinas to learn more about our unique mission and witness firsthand the educational, social and environmental impact of the University.

Accommodations at EARTH-La Flor

Housing during the visit to EARTH-La Flor will be at the Hilton Garden Inn. A block of rooms is reserved at the rate of $99 per night. The hotel provides free parking for those who are driving and fast, complimentary Wi-Fi for all. The hotel is less than a mile from the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR). Upon exiting the airport, you will be greeted by an EARTH University representative.

Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport
Ruta #21 Frente al Aeropuerto Internacional Daniel Oduber
Liberia, Costa Rica
+506 269-0888

Accommodations at Las Catalinas

Las Catalinas offers a variety of housing options. All apartments and homes provide air conditioning, full kitchens, and fast, complimentary Wi-Fi.

Cellular Phones and Wi-Fi

Unless you have a global data plan, we recommend turning off your cellular service (e.g. leaving it on airplane mode) before landing in Costa Rica. Otherwise, data and roaming charges can be considerable. Free, high-quality Wi-Fi is available throughout each property at which we will be staying.

Weather and Dress

Temperatures in Guanacaste are consistently hot, so you should feel free to dress comfortably and casually. Afternoon rain is common during the month of October. On campus, appropriate daywear for campus tours and meals includes lightweight long pants, T-shirts and hiking boots or tennis shoes.
During the evening, slacks, polo shirts and sandals are appropriate for men. Casual dresses, skirts or slacks, and sandals are appropriate for women.
Las Catalinas is a casual beach community. Dress is casual. Pack activewear for swimming, bicycling, hiking, etc.

Packing List Essentials

  1. All-natural sunscreen
  2. All-natural insect repellant
  3. Wide-brim hat
  4. Sunglasses
  5. Bathing suit
  6. Lightweight long pants
  7. Activewear
  8. Hiking boots or comfortable, closed-toe outdoor shoes
  9. Casual, resort evening outfits
  10. Light sweater/jacket
  11. Reusable water bottle (tap water in Costa Rica is safe to drink)

Forms to Complete

Download GUEST INFORMATION FORM (107 downloads) Download EARTH University Foundation Release Form (120 downloads) Please fill out these forms and mail, scan and email, or fax them to:

 
EARTH University Foundation
Eight Piedmont Center, Suite 520
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: +1 404-995-1235
Fax: +1 404-995-1240
Email: mjenkins@earth-usa.org

 

INFORMATIONAL PACKET

Amigos TRIP

EARTH University
October 12-16, 2017

¡Pura vida! Reserve your spot today for this one-of-a-kind trip to beautiful Costa Rica. While there, you will have the opportunity to visit EARTH University’s Guanacaste campus and nearby beach town Las Catalinas.

Preliminary Schedule

(Subject to change)


1
Liberia, Costa Rica
Home to EARTH-La Flor,
located two miles from the Liberia Airport (LIR)
2
Las Catalinas, Costa Rica
Charming coastal village featuring Las Catalinas Villas,
located about 26 miles from Liberia Airport (LIR)
3
Guácimo, Costa Rica
Location of EARTH University’s principal campus,
located about 60 miles from the San José Airport (SJO)

Day 1: Welcome to EARTH-La Flor!

Thursday, October 12

Arrive in Liberia, Costa Rica

Afternoon
Introduction to EARTH
Learn about EARTH’s mission, academic model, Guácimo campus, and EARTH-La Flor’s role
Evening
Dinner with Board Members

Day 2: EARTH-La Flor Tours

Friday, October 13

Morning
Guided Nature Walk
Precision Agriculture Session
Learn about this cutting-edge technology from José Eduardo Villalobos Research Coordinator, EARTH-La-Flor
Afternoon
The EARTH Story
EARTH students share their experiences
Ad-Astra Rocket Company Tour
a rocket propulsion company founded by Franklin Chang Diaz, former NASA astronaut and EARTH Board Member
Evening
Dinner with Board Members
Beachfront Dinner

Day 3: Las Catalinas

Saturday, October 14

Morning
Depart for Las Catalinas
Growing Our Impact: The Future of EARTH A discussion with President Arturo Condo
Afternoon
Enjoy Las Catalinas
Kayaking, paddleboard, bicycles from Pura Vida Rides, swimming at beach or at Las Catalinas Beach Club
Evening
Beachfront Dinner

Day 4: Las Catalinas

Sunday, October 15

Morning
Catamaran sailing trip
Afternoon
Meet Ana and Pablo
Discover EARTH grads’ eco-tourism venture and entrepreneurial endeavors
Evening
Sunset Cocktails and Dinner Casa Chameleon

Day 5: Depart for Liberia

Monday, October 16

Morning
Depart for Liberia Guests may choose to extend their stay at Las Catalinas, assuming lodging availability
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We hope that you will leave Costa Rica with a greater sense of EARTH’s mission to prepare young leaders with ethical values that contribute to sustainable development and construct a just, prosperous society.