Difficulty Rating

Level 2


Costa Rica


9 Days / 8 Nights

Payment Plans

$695 down payment

Course Dates:

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This jungle survival course is not only a training event but an epic adventure into the deep jungles and coastal areas of Costa Rica. You will eat amazing jungle foods, experience the remote jungle wildlife and go on an epic learning adventure. Everything is planned out and ready for your arrival. All you need to bring is some basic jungle survival gear and you’re ready. Because of the flexibility we have with our Central American connections we can offer this course anytime as a private lesson or small group adventure with very competitive prices.

These jungles are one of the most bio diverse regions on the planet and offer unparalleled beauty! Waterfalls, never ending rivers, amazing fishing, incredible wildlife, beautiful beaches, and an unlimited amount of resources for learning bushcraft. This course is designed to start a person off on the basic skills of jungle survival and then build them up to an advanced level in a short amount of time.

jungle-imgYou will train with the locals that have been living in the jungle for generations. The goal of this course is not to just teach you how to get back to civilization, but how to embrace the jungle and all the wonderful bounties it has to offer. We will teach you this by deep immersion training in the jungle and this entire class will be completely hands on in a real world survival training scenario.

Costa Rica has a lot to offer besides being a pristine jungle survival training area. After your course you can choose between many options and tours if you wish to take some time off. We can offer you canopy tours, white water rafting, sport fishing and much more.

This course is part of the SIGMA 3 Survival Instructor program and is designed to add to your growing list of skills. Training in various environments is key to the growth of any survival instructor, and we added this amazing program to give you the option to expand your options with some of the best jungle survival guides in the world. It is not required to take our level 1 course in order to attend this course!

The jungle survival instructor program is one more step in reaching our level 2 & 3 certification programs. A person with only beginner survival skills is welcome to take this course since we will start you with the basics and build you to more advanced skills.

What’s included?

  • All Nights and Lodging (Double occupancy)
  • Meals at base camp.
  • All transfers.
  • Extra Survival Gear.
  • Survival instructor.
  • Breakfast in San Jose.

Not Included.

  • Meals and drinks at San Jose.
  • Airport departure tax $29.00 (subject to change).
  • Extra drinks.
  • Tips to staff.


“I was recently on the jungle course with Alberto Lopez. I just wanted to inform you that he exceeded mine and Franks expectations. We had very specific skills that we wanted to perfect and he made it happen. His knowledge of the area, the Rama people, as well as his ability to get things done makes him great at what he does. I don’t think you could of picked a better jungle instructor to represent Sigma”


Jungle Survival Instructor

Albert Lopez has been training in the jungles for more than 22 years. Putting his skills to the test in the jungles of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Training in the jungles of Nicaragua with the Rama Indians learning their ancient ways of survival and combining then with modern bush craft techniques.

He has been featured in International Survival Reality shows as a survival/safety consultant, working in front and behind the camera. Also a member of the worldwide family of Sigma 3 Survival School Instructors.

His passion for survival will guarantee you the best service and survival experience.It’s not just about survival to him it’s about sharing the beautiful jungle!


Jungle Training

Day 1

Arrival at San Jose. Transfer to Hotel.
Night in San Jose.

Day 2

Transfer to by van to Drake Bay private preserve. Night at Lodge. Briefing and meet the instructors.

Day 3

Jungle bush craft training.
Topics to be covered:

  • Bamboo fire saw.
  • Bamboo camp ware.
  • Trap building.

Day 4 & 5

Full day of Jungle Survival Training. In the field.
Topics to be covered:

  • Water procurement: Water vines and water from royal palm fruit.
  • Shelter making – Swamp bed.
  • Proper machete handling. Learn to proper handle and care for the most important tool in jungle survival.
  • Cordage in the jungle.
  • Building a latrine in the jungle.
  • Wild edibles and scouting.

Day 6

Transfer to by van to Karate Beach. Establish base camp, night at Beach.

Day 7 & 8

Full day of Coastal Survival Training.
Topics to be covered:

  • Survival fishing. (Trout lines).
  • Wild edibles and the field.
  • Water procurement.
  • Trapping

Day 9

Early transfer by van back to San Jose.
Transfer to Airport or Night in San Jose.


No firearms or camo clothing. Solid colors like olive green, dark gray, khaki or coyote tan are ok. No Shirt and Pant of the same color.

  • Passport and medications (14 day supply)
  • Spending/Tip Money $$
  • Wide brimmed hat / Ball Cap
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Boots should be above the ankle and well broken in.
  • Fixed blade hunting or survival knife (Mora / Sigmora)
  • Folding Saw (Silky / Coronda)
  • Machete (You can get one when you arrive Costa Rica)
  • Canteen and Water Filter (Sawyer)
  • 3 pair of socks for the bush (Merino Wool)
  • 2 light weight long sleeve quick drying shirts for the bush
  • 2 light weight long, quick drying slacks (convertibles great)
  • 3 MREs with heaters.
  • Sleeping system – Jungle Hammock with Bug Net and Tarp (Warbonnet / Hennessy)
  • Full finger gloves
  • Heavy duty poncho.
  • Medium backpack or even a lumbar pack is enough
  • Flashlight with fresh batteries-bring extra
  • Assorted sizes of zip lock bags to keep things dry
  • Mosquito head net
  • Para cord 50ft.
  • Mosquito repellant of 30% deet or higher
  • Note book and pen for notes, small to fit in breast pocket
  • 2 small hand towels.
  • Camera (keep it in a waterproof bag)
  • Salt / Potassium tablets
  • Fire starting kit
  • Survival Fishing Kit
  • Small IFAK – Individual First Aid Kit
  • Inflatable Solar Lantern (MPOWERD)
  • Small neck fan
  • Minimal toiletries for the bush (no scented products like deodorant, aftershave, lotion, scented soaps etc) We suggest only toothbrush toothpaste or better yet tooth powder, small bar of soap, small bottle of rubbing alcohol or alcohol pads, aspirin packets, Imodium tablets, lip balm, sun screen, talcum powder washcloth, salt packets and a small mirror, all in a waterproof bag.


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