Costa Rica activity holiday, including volunteering
Description of Costa Rica activity holiday, including volunteering
On this Costa Rica volunteering trip youíll get out just as much as you put in. One day youíll be helping put together a plan for a social or conservation project in the area youíre staying, and the next you might be taking a cookery lesson with a local chef, a yoga session, or learning how to surf!
Beginning with a night time tour of the beautiful capital, San Josť, youíll take part in an itinerary that is designed to make a positive difference while still leaving plenty of time for fun.
Before heading to the South Caribbean coast and the town of Puerto Viejo, youíll put your nerve to the test with some white water rafting. Then itís time for some useful background, with workshops on basic Spanish language, Costa Rican culture and current environmental issues, so that youíre ready to play your part.
Youíll be working alongside local teams of volunteers across a selection of community and youth programs in the mornings, leaving you free in the afternoons to pursue your own interests. On-site there is a wide range of activities available to you, from organic chocolate tasting tours to kayaking, snorkeling to horseback riding, or more Spanish lessons.
Take a Costa Rica holiday that gives back, and you might be amazed how much more fun it is than just sprawling on the beach!
Note: course can be extended for up to 12 people, and is available for small to mid-sized groups (12 people).
PlanetOur organization was built up upon our work with rural communities and with the strong desire to work in conservation and education of its inhabitants. Therefore our team is fully committed to support sustainable practices at all times, selecting local partners and practices such as use of biodegradable products in our facilities, implementation of recycling and compositing systems on site and related projects as well as the promotion of renewable energy systems and rain water collection.
We kindly ask our guests to save water and electricity at all times and avoid additional garbage and plastic all very important issues in this country.
We organize beach clean ups on a regular basis and our team initiated the Environmental Kids Club where we work on a daily basis with future generations to build up their environmental consciousness.
We also choose our providers according to their environmental commitment as well as analyzing their efforts regarding their social responsibility.
PeopleThis tour includes two nights homestay with a local family which gives them a direct financial support but also a very important intercultural experience on both sides. On site our supporting staff is locally hired and with social security benefits and we invest in their ongoing training. We also offer locally operated tours with fair prices for our travellers.
Within the community we initiated the safety community committee where we support specific projects for a clean and safe environment. Within our project work we visit local public schools and enrich their curriculum with environmental topics or workshops on specific topics such as bullying, intercultural differences, health, etc. Selected tours support the local economy e.g. visiting the indigenous community, promoting fair trade articles to buy directly from the Artesanian or local organic chocolate producer, etc.
Our team welcomes you and is happy to share their diverse culture with you and also to have your valuable support on the described projects. Be part of solutions.