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Adventures Under the Sun

is an adventure wellness travel agency and operator based in Costa Rica and licensed by the National Tourism Bureau (ICT) that focuses on trips for friends and families, student groups and teen travel programs. We are committed to providing individuals and small groups with adventure wellness learning experiences via sustainable travel,  environmental engagement and social interaction. Bring your students to the greatest classroom on EARTH via one of our Student Group Journeys; request a custom wellness vacation for your family or group of friends at Exclusive Adventures; sign up for a summer camp on one of our awesome Summer Expeditions; or request a private surf camp or surf lesson with Sessions Under the Sun.

Founder - Adventures Under The Sun

“Adventures Under the Sun is a small business that focuses on human wellness through adventure travel.  Our goal is to share the joy of nature and the health benefits of being active within it. As a tried and true adventure athlete with over 25 years of experience racing in multiple sports, I thrive on spending time in the field researching, testing, exploring, living and approving experiences that we can guarantee will be life-changing for you.” 


Mélida Barbee
Founder, Adventures Under The Sun

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About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is in the isthmus of Central America. It is bordered by Nicaragua to the North and Panama to the South. With a surface area of exactly 51,100 square kilometers (31,937 square miles), you could virtually fit 10 Costa Rica’s into the state of California. We have two seasons: a dry season from the end of November through April and a wet season from May through October. The average temperature is about 75 F (24 C).

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