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Experience the Gold Coast with us
Costa Rica Geology Tours - Gold Coast

Active Exploration with Enthusiastic Geologists.

Join us and we will take you to all the famous “selfie spots” that you’ve seen on Facebook, but unlike your friends who visited, you will walk away with a deeper appreciation of nature through the geologically-focused lectures and daily interpretation.

Costa Rica’s geology can be comfortably experienced in 8-days. The landscape provides world-class examples of both new and ancient stratovolcanoes that depict great variation in caldera shape and size. Additionally, innumerable lava flows from the country’s 6 active and 61 dormant volcanoes have created the foundation for waterfalls that can either be quietly viewed or actively climbed. After days of exploring, the presence of near-surface geothermal heat allows for leisurely visits to hot springs for rest and relaxation.

While the Spanish did not find the gold they hoped for in Costa Rica, your trip with Adventure Geology Tours will prove to be a valuable experience!

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Top Sights

Parque Nacional Volcan Poas

Arenal National Park & Hot Springs

Manuel Antonio Biological Reserve

Monte Verde Biological Reserve

Parque Nacional Volcan Irazu

Cavernas de Venado

La Fortuna Waterfall

Scientific paper "Evaluating watershed health in Costa Rican national parks and protected areas" by Dr. Tamie J. Jovanelly

Travel with a Researcher

What makes our tours so unique? As a hydrologist, Dr. Tamie Jovanelly has spent years in Costa Rica’s National Parks studying the hydrology of the landscape. Through her field work, she has collected data that has helped government officials to understand that the country’s biodiversity can only be safeguarded through the equal protection of waterways. That is, clean water is essential to all living things.
Moreover, Dr. Jovanelly has extensive knowledge in plate tectonics and volcanics whereby publishing an award-winning and best-selling book about advanced geological concepts.

Dr. Tamie Jovanelly and Joe Cook, Costa Rica Geology Tour Guides

About Us

It was their love for volcanoes that motivated Dr. Tamie Jovanelly, a geologist, professor, international researcher, and author, along with her husband, Joe Cook, an adventurist, to build a trip that focused on geological landscapes that are inescapable, breath taking, and even more fascinating when their origin is explained.

Bring your curiosity, sense of adventure, and eagerness to learn.

What Our Clients Say

These reviews are from our flagship Iceland Geology Tours. Come with us and leave us a review for Costa Rica Geology Tours!


Ideal for the adventurer, the scientist, the photographer, and the list goes on and on. Perfect for those that like to be active but can still kick it for a day in the famous Blue Lagoon Spa. Every facet of the trip was taken care of and curated so that we could fully focus on our experience. 10 out of 10 would recommend this trip, I would do it again in a heartbeat!

– 5 Star TripAdvisor Testimonial


Dr. Tamie Jovanelly knows the island like the back of her hand, and she is highly knowledgeable of Icelandic geology as well as geology in general. She maximized our time while we were there without making the trip feel rushed or too crammed.

– 5 Star TripAdvisor Testimonial

Trip Dates

AWG Sponsored Trip May 20-27, 2024

A trip affiliated with the Association for Women Geoscientists

Dr. Tamie J. Jovanelly researching in Costa Rica
Field and mountain sunset with Adventure Geology Tours Costa Rica
Costa Rica coast seen with Adventure Geology Tours Costa Rica
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Look for Dr. Tamie Jovanelly hosting a new geology-related show, The Earth Unlocked, now airing on The Weather Channel!

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Look for Dr. Tamie Jovanelly hosting a new geology-related show, The Earth Unlocked, now airing on The Weather Channel!

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