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 the award-winning Si Como No Resort & Wildlife Refuge. 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. Overnight at the beautiful Marriot Hotel. (No Meals.)
DAY 2-6: 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 6: 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 7: Choice of activities at Rafiki Lodge including guided nature walks, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, world-class birding; Overnight at Rafiki Safari Lodge (B,L,D)
DAY 8: Transfer to the spectacular Si Como No in Manuel Antonio, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This secluded hotel is close to Manuel Antonio's renowned beaches and a wide array of adventure activities.
DAY 9: Enjoy Si Como No and choose between the following multi-sport options: guided natural history and wildlife tours; horseback riding, rafting, catamaran boat tour, canopy ziplining, relaxing on the beach, jet skis, Manuel Antonio National Park, surf lessons, scuba diving and/or sport fishing! (Note: Activities at Si Como No are not included in the trip price.)
DAY 10: Transfer to airport in Quepos, then fly to San Jose and home.
Costa Rica Multisport Adventure
Trip Cost: $4,390*
(Includes internal flights, lodging, most meals, activities)
Optional CME Cost: $695 (Approved for 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)
*per person, based on double occupancy.
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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
"What a collection of expertise…where else could you learn so much, so well – in such a short period of time…I don’t know how you could improve…Thanks for a great week… 5 star!"
Donald Turner, MD (Fam. Practice), Dayton, OH
Faculty for the Costa Rica Multisport Adventure
Wilderness Medicine CME
Christopher Van Tilburg, MD Emergency, occupational, travel, and mountain clinic physician Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Public Health Officer and Medical Examiner, Hood River County, OR. Twenty year veteran of Crag Rats Mountain Rescue. Author of 11 books including Mountain Rescue Doctor and Search and Rescue.
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
15 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.