True Nature Education LLC is a Educational Travel Company which provides full service in the planning, support, and guiding of a diverse catalog of trips to Costa Rica each year. We believe in the power of experiential travel abroad and the multitude of affects it has on ones growth. We have hosted thousands of participants and have been honored to share in the life-changing experiences of our guests. It is True Nature’s goal to strive meet the needs of our guests and to be of support from the time you first contact us, to the time you land in Costa Rica, and until you return home from your journey.

True Nature holds a unique presence in the travel learning industry for various reasons.

Holistic Approach: True Nature knows that there are various ways in which we can travel. In a time where money is tight, time is precious, and our education is priceless, we provide a hoslistic experience which inspires and challenges our participants. Whether it is doing yoga during sunrise, sweating side by side a local villager while rennovating a school, or sitting by candlelight and sharing the meaning of your own “True Nature”, we strive to create an enriching and full experience.

Authentic Costa Rica: Costa Rica, like most of the world, is changing quickly. Many people who visit the country these days, feel that in parts of the country it can be similar to Florida or Hawaii. Even though, those destinations, are not so shabby, when travelling with us you will have an opportunity to experience the authentic Costa Rica. Guided by Joshua and Luna, who have lived in the country the past 6 years, and with our native Costa Rica guides, we will stay off the “beaten path” and explore pristine rain forests and waterfalls, local native villages, desolate beaches, and more. We will stay in hidden gems throughout the country, eating incredible local cuisine, speaking spanish with our “Tico” (Costa Rican) Family, and merging in an intercultural exchange.

Our Emphasis on Geotourism: Most people are familiar with the term eco-tourism which has been widely-used over the past decade. It is hard to believe that some hotels that soley recycle can call themselves a supporter of ecotourism. True Nature provides an emphasis on Geotourism. Geotourism, is “best practice” tourism that sustains, or even enhances, the geographical character of a place, such as its culture, environment, heritage, and the well-bring of the residents. All of True Nature’s programs carry a “service” component where we have the opportunity to first-hand support geo-tourism. Each program also has a geotourism report which details how the program is contributing to the region in which we are visiting.

Who We Are

True Nature Education sprouted out of the True Nature Community, which was co-founded by Joshua and Luna Canter in 2003. The community, based in the village of La Florida, Costa Rica, was based on 30 acres overlooking the pacific ocean. For 5 years True Nature’s Education Programs were based on the land in the community before expanding throughout Costa Rica.

During this period of time, Joshua and Luna, also co-founded the CREER Service Organization. CREER, which means “to believe” in Spanish, was an offering of gratitude  for the incredible support, generosity, and hospitality that the native Costa Rican’s provided upon out arrival into the county and into their village.

Community, Education, and Service have been at the core of True Nature’s values since its inception and continue to be the driving force of our operation.

Joshua Canter,  Kristin Luna Ray, and Jaya Founders of True Nature Education

Joshua Canter, Kristin Luna Ray, and Jaya Founders of True Nature Education

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