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Students, Groups
and Retreats

Gandoca is an incredible place to share with groups of up to 40 people
We'd love to help you design the perfect blend of experiences for you and your students that can include Yoga,
 Permaculture, wildlife adventures, Caribbean cuisine, turtle conservation, service projects, Herbalism, Mycology, and more!

Why Gandoca?

The unique opportunities of nature and culture offered by the community of Gandoca coupled with our team's immense experience hosting groups and our incredible network of educators from our time at Punta Mona make this the perfect place to host groups of all sizes, ages, and focuses in both English and Spanish.  Read more below to see some of the incredible things we can include for you in a custom package that fits your group and budget.  Email us at to set up a consultation call.​

"Thank you all so much for all of your hardwork and dedication to the Gandoca Program! Our group had an incredible time! They especially loved connecting with the families, the school service project, experiencing a slower pace of life, and of course our special jungle hike day! You truly held our group so safely and with care from every detail including a rain back up option for every activity and space, coordinating laundry services, planning and coordinating with all families for the community party, getting your hands dirty with the group, and last but not least for all of your warm smiles and joy you brought to each day. We could never have done this trip as successfully without you!"

-From the Team at Ecoversity


What We Offer

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At Your Fingertips

With protected nature on three sides, Gandoca offers abundant and diverse adventure experiences.  Lagoon tours, turtle nesting, jungle hikes, dolphin tours, and so much that you can include in your trip.

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Affordable Rates

We work directly with families and facilitators.  Low overhead and no middle men means affordable prices and that your money is going directly to the people providing your experience.


Diverse Network of
Teachers and Facilitators

With the local wisdom of the Gandocans and our wide network of teachers in Permaculture, Herbalism, Regenerative Living, and Movement Arts; we can help you craft unique and diverse itineraries perfect for your group.

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Safe and Family Friendly

Gandoca is tucked safely away from the noise of tourist towns like Puerto Viejo and provides a peace of mind that comes with staying in a small town.  We love hosting students and families of all ages in Gandoca.


Immersive Cultural Experience

See authentic Caribbean life; enjoy farm meals, connect with local families, work with local kids, practice Spanish, and support community service projects.

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English and Spanish
Programs Available

We are proud to provide experiences in English and Spanish.  For those learning Spanish, Gandoca is a great place to accelerate your learning by immersing yourself with the community.

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