Americas Course 2020
27 February - 1 March
Costa Rica

Ready for round 7 of the annual historic Americas Course?! This year it takes place again in Costa Rica in Central America - where the Americas connect. These courses unite the Americas, but everyone from everywhere is most welcome!!

Here is some general information about the course.

• The price of the course is $165 USD (basic) or $185 USD (surplus). The price depends on what you want to or can contribute, and includes: program from 27 February to 1 March 2020, meals from dinner on the 27th to the lunch on the 1st, space for your tent, and access to bathroom and shower facilities.

• The place where the course will be held is 35 minutes from Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO). It is easily accessible by taxi or Uber. More details on the Transportation page.

• The place has a couple of buildings with 4 apartments, with capacity for about 15 to 20 people in each. Then, there will be a camping area, and those who want can stay in the apartments instead of bringing tents.

• Those who choose to stay in the apartments should bring their sheets and pillows. The capacity in quantity of mattresses is limited and seniors with medical conditions or families with children will be prioritized for use, so it is recommended to also bring sleeping bag.

•  If you prefer to stay at a nearby hotel, you can arrange it on your own and pay the additional cost.  More details on the Accommodation page.

• If you choose to arrive a few days early or stay a few days later, there is a possibility (with limited capacity) to stay in the Buddhist center in Barrio Escalante, San Jose, about 60-90 minutes from the place where the course will be held. Helpers for putting on the course are most welcome. Write to to see if there is space and how you might be able to help out. If the center is full, try Trip Advisor for some options nearby.

• The temperature during February (normally dry season) at the site is around 19ºC at night and 30ºC in daytime (66ºF to 86ºF). Is recommended to check the weather forecasts before coming to pack according to the climate of the site.

• It is recommended that you purchase travel insurance in your home country before your trip.

• Questions? Please write to:

You will need:

• Tent and or Sleeping bag / blankets / pillow / only for cool night temperatures

• Mosquito repellent

•  Sunscreen

•  Cap or hat

• Flashlight

• Shoes for cross-country

• Clothing and sandals for swimming pool

• Jacket for cool temperatures at night

• Towel and toiletries

• All the medicines you need