Visit some of the most biologically diverse places in the world including Corcovado National Park, Cano Island Reserves, and the beaches of Manuel Antonio
Learn from resident naturalists as they share their expertise during boat excursions, hiking, and whitewater rafting
Stay in some of Costa Rica's finest eco-lodges with expansive views, excellent cuisine, and world-renowned coffee
Choose from a variety of activities each day including rafting, hiking, wildlife viewing, snorkeling, scuba, or just relaxing on the beach with a good book!
This exciting Wilderness and Travel Medicine CME Course combines two world-class adventures in one trip!
After an overnight stay in the capital of San Jose, we fly south to explore the world-famous Corcovado National Park and the Cano Island Biological Reserve.
Corcovado is a paradise of tropical wilderness and beaches, cataloged by the National Geographic Society as "one of the most biologically intense places on Earth!" It has truly spectacular wildlife, including many species of monkeys, crocodiles, exotic parrots, toucans, and an incredible diversity of species. Resident naturalists lead several hiking and boat excursions.
Cano Island has beautiful snorkeling and scuba. Exciting day trips to view pods of wild dolphins can also be arranged.
Our accommodations in Corcovado will be the spectacular La Paloma Lodge, regarded as one of the best eco-lodges in Costa Rica.
After leaving La Paloma, we travel up the west coast to the beautiful Savegre River Valley, where we stay at the Rafiki Jungle Lodge, which is patterned after deluxe Africa Wildlife Lodges. During our stay at Rafiki, enjoy hiking with a naturalist, horseback riding, bird and wildlife watching, or whitewater rafting on the exciting Savegre River.
Then, we travel to the idyllic coastal town of Manuel Antonio, where we stay at a beautiful hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean for our last two nights. You'll have plenty of time to explore the lovely beaches, or choose from a variety of multi-sport adventures.
The Wilderness Medicine CME lectures will take place every evening before dinner.
Costa Rica Multisport Adventure
Wilderness Medicine CME
DAY 1: Arrive to San Jose. Airport transfers provided to the beautiful Hotel Grano de Oro (No meals included).
DAY 2: Explore the capital city of Costa Rica, San Jose. After a scrumptious breakfast included at the hotel, we will go on a guided tour with lunch included. A lecture will occur in the late afternoon, and dinner will be on your own this evening. There is a convenient restaurant at the hotel and a variety of options nearby to suit every taste if you prefer to explore a little more on your own. (B+L)
DAY 3-6: Our group will fly to Drakes Bay on the Osa Peninsula. The next four days are spent at the spectacular La Paloma Lodge which nests atop a high bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and nearby Cano Island. A naturalist will guide us on a tour of Corcovado National Park. The National Park has been cited by National Geographic as "one of the most biologically intense places on earth". Our group will also enjoy snorkeling and beachcombing on a guided trip to the beautiful marine biological reserve of Cano Island. You will explore the world of tropical insects and arachnids with Tracie "The Bug Lady" on a one-of-a-kind night hike. Tracie will transport you to a realm where reality rivals science fiction.
For the remaining days at LaPaloma you can choose from an exciting menu of optional activities. Including sea kayaking, horseback riding, guided natural history tours, hiking, bird watching, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving or snorkeling. (B+L+D)
DAY 7: Early morning spectacular wildlife tour / boat transfer up Sierpe River from La Paloma to town of Sierpe. Van transfer of guests to beautiful Rafiki Lodge on the Savegre River. This romantic lodge is patterned after an African Safari Lodge. It is in a breathtaking setting and wildlife abounds
DAY 8: After breakfast, we will prepare for a fun day of white water rafting on the Savegre River (Class II/III), visiting a beautiful waterfall along the way. At Rafiki Safari Lodge there are also nature walks, horseback rides, night hikes, and world-class birding available. (B+L+D)
DAY 9: Transfer to the beautiful Hotel La Mariposa in Manuel Antonio, overlooking the Pacific Ocean for our last two nights. We will stop for lunch at a famed local restaurant on the way. (B+L)
DAY 10: Enjoy Hotel La Mariposa and choose between a host of activities for your last day such as a ziplining-canopy tour, Manuel Antonio National Park tour, ATV tour, white water rafting, horseback riding, kayaking, a catamaran tour with snorkeling, surf lessons or sport fishing. You can also simply relax by the pool or at the beach, rent a jet ski, or book a spa service. Complimentary beach shuttles are provided to Manuel Antonio's renowned beaches from the resort. (Note: Today's activities are not included in the trip price.) (B)
DAY 11: After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport in Quepos, and then take a short scenic flight back to San Jose. You may book your flights from San Jose (SJO) to home after 2:00 PM. (B)
Dates & Pricing
The earlier you book, the more choice of available dates you'll have. Prices are based on double occupancy.
Trip includes: Internal flights, lodging, most meals, and activities.
April 14 - 24, 2024
$5,700 per person
Single supplement is $700 - 900
(Dependent on group size)
$789 Optional CME Cost
(16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)
Available - Filling Quickly
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Testimonials From Your Colleagues
"I've been waiting 25 years to finally say -- the BEST CME I have ever attended -- will highly recommend to my colleagues and hope to attend another... "
Perry Fooskas, MD
"All CME should be like this! A wealth of knowledge communicated in a wonderful manner! Course content was great for anyone who enjoys the outdoors---no matter what level. Guides were fun and safety oriented. Location was beautiful and so relaxing. My non-medical spouse loved the course and attended the lectures. Perfect combination of CME and fun!"
Deborah Wilson, MD Family Medicine / ER
"Well organized, detailed eco-tour with informative CME in a stunning environment."
Randall Cleveland, MD
Faculty for the Costa Rica Multisport Adventure
Wilderness Medicine CME
Brian Gee, MD
Family physician who has spent the majority of his career working in rural ER and acute care settings. His wilderness medicine training has included the DiMM certification. He is also a field and classroom instructor for the Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) of NOLS.
COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES
- Altitude Illness
- Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
- Environmental Heat Illness
- Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other Waterborne Wilderness Infections
- Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
- Lightning Injuries
- Improvised Medical and Trauma Care
- Management of Fractures and Dislocations
- Preparing for Foreign Travel
- Backcountry Medical Kits
- Wilderness Wound Management
- Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
- Wilderness Dermatology
- Marine Hazards & Envenomations
- Snake Envenomation
CME ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
"This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and Wilderness and Travel Medicine. The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians."
The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of
16 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This trip is planned, outfitted and conducted by Bio Bio Expeditions, or subcontractors arranged by Bio Bio Expeditions. Please note that Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC is responsible for the CME Educational content only. Wilderness and Travel Medicine reserves the right to change or substitute the faculty for any CME course without advance or prior notice to participants.
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