Costa Rica Wilderness First Responder

Gain the skills to manage medical problems in the backcountry

For Cost Duration Prerequisites Pre-Course Prep
Anyone physically active who travels to remote places, outdoor educators, guides, search and rescue; beginner to advanced $1,699 USD 7 days (5 day course) 18+ years, no medical or river experience needed 30+ hours

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Take your Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course in Costa Rica—and build your medical skills through hands-on training.

We’ll raft the Pacuare River to an eco-camp where we base out of for the week—the perfect place to immerse yourself in learning—free of distractions and with a great group of people and professional guides and instructors.

The 7-day program includes:

  • All transport within Costa Rica from San Jose onwards
  • Comfortable lodging (a platform tent to yourself)
  • Eco camp facilities including hammock lounges, private bathrooms with flush toilets and showers, and acres of gardens and trails
  • Great meals
  • Guided rafting and side hikes
  • Instruction, training materials, and certification from Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) International

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Partnered with Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA)

For our medical courses, we partner with Wilderness Medical Associates. WMA has set the standard in wilderness medicine and rescue training for over 30 years. The cutting-edge curriculum is constantly updated by a group of healthcare professionals, has been taught on all 7 continents, and is recognized around the world.