Central America Gap Year Trips:
There are plenty of great Central America gap year trip ideas from Xtreme Gap Year. Whether you want to learn Spanish, dive in the Caribbean sea, become a surf legend in Costa Rica… Central America has some amazing opportunities during your travels.
Learn Spanish in Mexico, diving, freediving or join the fitness bootcamp or the 3 week Xtreme Mexico Experience. There is also enough to do for you adrenaline junkies on the Maya Adrenaline Overload. Plus in the summer you can swim with the giant but gentle whale sharks.
Central America also plays host to the Caribbean beaches of Venezuela, where you can learn Spanish and travel throughout the Amazon, even climate Angel Falls.
Check out our Venezuela adventure classroom a three-month adventure, or the learn Spanish in Cuba programme!!.
Take a look at some of our Central America gap year trips below.
Hang loose and protect the world's second-largest barrier reef clearing it of lionfish. Staying on an idyllic tropical island, join the Xtreme marine team to protect Whalesharks, Queen conch, lobster and eradicate invasive species. The perfect Caribbean Marine conservation and diving getaway.
Exceptional scuba diver instructor training delivered in a 14 day instructor development course (IDC). Cast-iron guarantee that you will pass or your IE fees back. With a close to 100% pass rate, we operate one of the best scuba diver instructor training courses in the world. This is the gateway to becoming a SCUBA dive instructor and changing your life forever.
Imagine crystal clear water and perfect white sandy beaches. Now imagine that rushing towards you at 180 mph. How yes it's Xtreme gap Maya Adrenaline Overload! The Mexican Riviera is the base for a proper adrenaline adventure courtesy of Xtreme gap. From skydiving, para motoring, free diving in the cool fresh waters of underground cave systems. Blast through the jungle on an all-terrain vehicle and kick back and relax at the end of your butt twitching day on some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.
The Xtreme Mexico Fitness Holiday. Get fit, tanned and healthy on the Caribbean. Located next to the beach of the famous Playa del Carmen you are welcome to join 5 days a week. Included unlimited training, accommodation, close to the beach in the famous 5th avenue area. That´s not all. Technique classes, yoga, visits to Mayan temples, Mexican nights and SUP are also included. Plus amazing activities to explore. Monthly start dates. Standard trip time is 3 weeks, but you can add on as many weeks as you like. The longer you stay, the fitter you get!
The Mexico divemaster Internship has it all. Clear aqua marine seas, exciting marine (and night) life and action packed days learning to dive and moving towards your professional level dive accreditations. A great location for Whalesharks between May and September - but great anytime of year.
Xtreme Mexico ExperienceGBP 1499
Discover the Mayan Riviera on Xtreme ´s Awesome Mexico Experience. 3 Weeks incredible adventures in a group. The first week you settle in and learn Spanish and more about the history of the Mayans. The second week the perfect mix of partying and cultural discovery. Finally in the third week you go Xtreme with an amazing adrenaline option plus adventure day!
Learn Spanish in Havana The UNESCO world Heritage site and capital city of Cuba. Complete cultural immersion brings you To the heart of this thriving country as you practice of salsa moves and learn the lingo whilst falling in love with this charming and heart wrenching country.
Xtreme Cuba ExperienceGBP 2159
Xtreme hits Cuba! Learn Spanish and gain amazing salsa moves with our Xtreme Cuba experience. Offering one of the only gap year opportunities to spend real-time in Cuba, on cultural exchange projects, learning Spanish and checking out this incredible country. Far more than just a holiday get under the skin of this beautiful country and have an unrivalled opportunity to soak up history in the making.
We have put together freedive courses according to the AIDA certification requirements with a professional freedive instructor. Besides the course we will take you diving in amazing underwater caves, beautiful lagoons, sea wrecks and you can choose a special dive, depending on the season: whale sharks, bull sharks (only 3 star), lion fish hunt, scuba dive, Maya ruins or sail fish run. We focus on giving you the best preparation to feel comfortable going freediving, plus we will give you lots of extra information about the area, where once the great Mayan civilization bloomed. You will end up on the bottom of the sea posing on the prow of a ship wreck for our photographer, with nothing but the air in your lungs! We have put together an amazing package unique in this world for you!!
Playa del Carmen in Mexico is an enchanting place and a popular beach town located on the Mayan Riviera, with beautiful white beaches and a thrilling night life. You will learn Spanish every morning at an award winning language school, located 10 minute walk from the beach, in cool open air palapas instead of a boring bright lighted class room. It is an intensive course that will have you ordering tacos and getting into the Mexican swing in days! Besides going to classes you are free to enjoy the laid back beach life or go explore Mayan ruins, go diving, visit one of the beautiful under water caves (cenotes) and enjoy the Mexican hospitality.
Divemaster in Costa RicaGBP 3449
Complete your Divemaster training in Costa Rica, in a paradise setting on the Pacific coast. Days spent diving beautiful sites and evenings chilling out listening to sounds of the jungle surrounded by rainforests filled with monkeys and exotic birds. The local underwater environment is just as stunning, with mind blowing volcanic formations and a multitude of tropical fish.