Department Updates:

Postponed events

2015 Explorer Series in Costa Rica

Date: December 1-6, 2015
Time: Lectures will take place in the mornings and afternoons will be free to explore Costa Rica. 
Location: Hyatt Andaz Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica.  The group room rate is $265 plus tax/night and breakfast is included in this price for two guests per room; book online now or call Luciano Martini at 011-506-2690-1240 or email him at  The closest airport to this hotel is in the city of Liberia in Costa Rica.
CE Credit: up to 16 hours available
Register: online Advance registration will close at 11:59 pm on 11/22/15. photo of hyatt andaz hotel in costa rica at nightEnjoy warm nights outside at the fabulous Hyatt Andaz in Costa Rica.

Pack your bags but leave your baggage behind for this adventure in paradise!  You can even bring the kids because Cambi Kids Club will entertain the children while you relax by the pool. 



  • Dr. Boaz Arzi (see Dr. Arzi discuss the link between surfing and surgery)
  • Dr. Melissa Bain
  • Dr. Dori Borjesson
  • Dr. Karl Jandrey
  • Dr. Sean Owens
photo of beach at Hyatt Andaz hotel in Costa Rica Relax on a private beach and paddle board on the calm bay.

Plan Your Travel to Costa Rica

The international airport in the city of Liberia, Costa Rica is a half an hour drive from the Andaz Hotel on the Papagayo Peninsula in the Guanacaste region.  You can rent a car to drive from the airport to the hotel or you can arrange with the hotel to pick you up at the airport.  If you plan to stay at the resort the entire time you do not need a car, and the hotel staff will drive you around the Papagayo Peninsula during the day free of charge.  If you plan to do exploring on your own outside of the Papagayo Peninsula you should rent a car.  Day trips and tours can be arranged through the hotel or you can plan them on your own.  Popular destinations are:

  • Easy afternoon trips:
    • Prieta Beach Club (Andaz staff will drive you here free of charge in daytime)
    • Visiting nearby beach towns of Playas del Coco and Playa Hermosa
    • Ziplining at Witch's Rock
  • Full day trips or overnight adventures:
    • Lake Arenal and La Fortuna
    • Canyoning in the La Fortuna area
    • Volcanic hot springs on the Rincon de la Vieja
    • Monte Verde cloud forest
photo of canyoning in Costa Rica Take a day trip canyoning in Costa Rica.