VOLUNTEERING IN COSTA RICA

Located in Escazu (San Jose) and Guanacaste Area (Playas del Coco beach), in Costa Rica. This is a family company that has been around since 2004 and enlisted the aid of hundreds of volunteers from all over the world, which ones come to our country to work on the ecological and social projects our company offer.

  

The farther you have to travel to get here and the eager you are to participate and learn about our great history and culture, the more we will appreciate and love you for your commitment to be the change in our great country. When you the volunteer dedicate your time and effort to us, we promise to dedicate all of our resources to making sure your efforts make the greatest difference possible.

   

A great example of a typical volunteer experience will be as follows. Before arriving in Costa Rica, the volunteers will have to choose the project that fits with their best interests whether it’s a social or ecological project. This is done for both the and the organization to be clear. We will then provide transportation from the airport to the host family residence, of which you will be living in during your stay. I have a group of local families that have renovated and dedicated their time and homes to our program.

The families we have chosen as hosts will do everything in their power to help you with your personal journey as well you will be able to immerse and understand the way our day to day “tica” life style is lived.

   

The “Tico’s” love their homeland and for good reason, the peaceful life, wonderful and beautiful landscape, incredible sports in the Caribbean, surfing or watching sea turtles on the Pacific, plenty of mystic volcanoes and jungles in between. Costa Rica is with its impressive scenic beauty, consolidated system of protected areas, social stability, high educational levels, and efficient infrastructure a great country.

This small country with just 19,5, is big for their people, population 3,014,000. Costa Ricans are usually referred to as “ticos” by themselves and persons of other Spanish-speaking countries, instead of using the more-formal costarricenses.

It is located in Central America between Panama and Nicaragua. The country covers less than 0.03% of the earth’s surface yet contains 5% of the planet’s animal and plant species. Over 9000 plant species (including 1200 varieties of orchids), 2000 types of butterflies and 876 bird species are present in Costa Rica.

   

Land of peace, Costa Rica is the oldest democracy in Latin America with more than 100 years of political stability.

Is a colonial town, Escazu is a premier suburb, situated just 7 km west of San Jose. Spread out over a hillside overlooking San Jose and Heredia. Escazu is made up of 3 adjoining neighborhoods; San Antonio de Escazu, Escazu Centro and San Rafael de Escazu.

This is an ideal tourist destination in Costa Rica. Its center is where the municipal government, that operates all the smaller towns around it. Escazu was an early colonial settlement that was operating long before the present capital, San Jose, existed. It was formed around a cross-ways in Indian trails through the area and it is said that the word ‘escazu’ in an early Indian language, means ‘resting place’, where weary Indian travelers stopped for a while and exchanged news from far regions of the country.

Old Escazu has nowhere near the modern shopping facilities that San Rafael de Escazu has. It has simple stores, the Saturday morning farmers’ market and many other facilities.

The climate is most tropical, it is not unknown for Escazú to experience rainfall on a day in which San José is dry and sunny. November and December frequently bring high winds.

is one of the oldest beach communities in the province of GuanacasteCosta Rica. This region is also one of the fastest growing areas of tourism in Costa Rica. It has long been a popular destination with both local Costa Ricans as well as visitors from other countries during the traditional holiday seasons. Local Costa Ricans refer to Playas del Coco affectionately as “El Coco”, while travelers from outside of Costa Rica use the name “Coco Beach”, when mentioning this attractive locale.

Playas del Coco is located approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the town of Liberia, Costa Rica. Liberia, the largest town in the province of Guanacaste, is connected to major historical events. While Costa Ricans have always appreciated this area as a vacation destination, the town experienced rapid growth due to the increasing number of international visitors and foreign-born residents, who started arriving in the 1990s. Due to the fact that Playas del Coco is one of the few beach areas in Guanacaste with a rapidly expanding infrastructure, it has become a hub for tourism and business. Other adjacently located beach areas continue to grow as tourism related activities and the local population base expand.

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