Costa Rica

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Trip Overview

Looking to decompress from a challenging summer term? Ready to spend time in nature after weeks in the classroom? Eager to bond with your classmates and make memories? Then join your peers at the new MFin Community Trek!

Capitalizing on the MIT core values of Curiosity, Openness and Community, the MFin Trek invites you to explore, connect and make memories with your classmates in breathtaking outdoor settings, far beyond campus. This non-academic trip will give you the incredible opportunity to develop lasting friendships, while also learning about local economic and business contexts.

*Pricing is based on double occupancy accommodations.

What's Included


  • 2 nights at Hotel Magic Mountain in Arenal
  • 3 nights at Tamarindo Diria Resort


  • Daily Breakfast
  • 1 Lunch
  • 3 Dinners


  • A/C Private Bus for all included activities


  • English speaking guide throughout
  • Company visit with speaker
  • Arenal Volcano Hike
  • Ecotermales Hot Springs with Dinner
  • Sky Limit Adventure Course
  • Private catamaran boat excursion with lunch


  • International flights
  • International airport departure tax
  • Any visas required
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Late check out at hotels
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks with included lunches and dinners
  • Driver and tour leader gratuities (Suggested $35/person total)
  • Expenditure of personal nature
  • Personal Insurance
  • Optional activities
Important Registration Information

Please see below for important trip information and registration support.

  • There will be a trek info session hosted on May 19th from 1:00-2:00 pm EST.

  • Registration will close as soon as 30 students have signed up. There will be a very limited waitlist in the event a registered student needs to drop.

  • A minimum group size threshold must be met for this trip to operate. If the group size is insufficient, registered participants will be offered either 1) the opportunity to join the other MFin Trek (pending availability) or 2) a full refund. Participants will be notified by June 20th if the minimum threshold is not met.

  • There will be a pre-departure meeting approximately 1-2 weeks prior to your trip. Details regarding the pre-departure meeting will be shared after you have registered for the trip.

  • When registering, please create an account so you can log back in to change any information, if needed.

  • Please select quantity “1” for the Trip Price package during registration. All other packages are optional depending on your travel plans.

  • The trip payment is non-refundable after June 23rd. Given the trip is non-refundable, we strongly advise you to purchase travel insurance to protect against unforeseen circumstances that would prohibit you from travel. You can purchase travel insurance using the link here, or find your carrier of choice in an open marketplace.

Important Flight Information

Please see below for important trip information and registration support.

  • Please note, you are responsible for booking your roundtrip airfare to Costa Rica. Unless you are planning pre or post travel, you should book a flight into Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) and out of Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR).

  • Please plan on arriving into San Jose (SJO) no later than 12:30 pm on Thursday, August 31st. There are currently flights on Delta, jetBlue, and United that meet this criteria from Boston. There will be group transportation departing directly from SJO airport to La Fortuna, which is approximately a 3 hour drive.

  • Please plan on departing from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) no earlier than 12:30 pm on Tuesday, September 5th. We will have group transportation that will drop off at the airport approximately at 9:30 am.

  • La Fortuna Hotel Address: 142, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica

  • Tamarindo Hotel Address: C. Central, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica

Itinerary Overview

See below for information regarding the tentative itinerary to Costa Rica! A detailed itinerary including hour by hour scheduling will be published approximately 2 weeks prior to the trip.