About True Nature Education
True Nature is an 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 effects 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, through your 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. During a time when money is tight, time is precious, yet education is priceless, we provide a holistic experience which inspires and challenges our participants. Whether it is practicing yoga during sunrise, sweating side-by-side a local villager while renovating 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. It comes as no surprise that increased attention from travelers has been given to this country. When traveling with TNE, you will experience the authenticity of this unique part of the world. Guided by TNE founders, Joshua and Luna, as well as with our native Costa Rica guides, we will stay off the “beaten path” and explore pristine rainforests and waterfalls, local native villages, desolate beaches, and more. We will adventure through Costa Rica's hidden gems, eat incredible local cuisine, speak Spanish with our “tico” (Costa Rican) family, and experience true immersion through such an intercultural exchange.
Geotourism: Most people are familiar with the term ecotourism, which has been widely-used over the past decade. It is hard to believe that some hotels that solely recycle claim that they fall into this category. 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-being of local residents and their surroundings. All of True Nature’s programs carry a service component, offering a direct opportunity to support geotourism. Each program also has a geotourism report which details how the program is contributing to the region in which we are visiting.