Costa Rica: Guanacaste, Puntarenas
- Animal Welfare
- Biological Research
- Building & Construction Projects
- Marine Conservation
- Small Business Development
- Trail Building
- Tree Planting
- Water Projects
1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks
Flexible Start Dates Year Round
American, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families and Couples.
Cost in USD per week
Contact Provider for Cost Details
- Airport pick up in San Jose. First night hostal in San Jose.
- Bus tickets to Program.
- Pick up at bus station.
- Orientation and support from on site coordinators.
- Shared dormitory accommodations at the project site.
- Includes three meals a day.
- Bus tickets back to San Jose, airport departure transfer.
- The project coordinator is available 24/7 in case of emergency, health-related or otherwise.
- Group living
- Proactive: Jump in and maintain a positive attitude.
- Patient: Life in your host country moves slower than one might be used to. Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember, not everything is as organized and predictable as life in the US or UK.
- Flexible: Plans change, roads get flooded, and electricity goes out. Realize that not everything goes as planned, but good intention is always there.
- Considerate: Respect those around you and be a reliable worker at the program site. Tell your host family if you will be late. Advise the Project Coordinator if you are sick and can not work.
- Respectful: Remember that the local people you are working with, side by side, do so with little or no salary. They do this work because they believe in it. There are times when you may not agree with or understand the organizations decisions or direction. Although your suggestions are always welcome, your faith, respect and consideration for their long term work and commitment is appreciated.
- Friendly: In order to truly help someone you must get to know them. Do not be afraid to make friends with the local people. Smile, wave and see how fast you are welcomed into the community.
- Tolerant: The food, the culture, the smells and the sounds will be unfamiliar to you at first. We recommend that you dive in and experience life head-on. You will be surprised at how quickly you will adapt.
- Online Application
- Written Application