Las Olas Travel is a company focused on providing sustainable volunteer programs that are designed to assist global communities. Through us, travelers are able to enjoy a responsible experience and to explore a new culture - all while making a positive impact on the lives of people. Our goal is to combine the adventure of travel with the compassion of volunteering.
Las Olas Travel was founded in 2015 by Rachel Wilson and Lauren Markey who met during their undergraduate study at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. They began coordinating volunteer trips in both Costa Rica and Nicaragua for students. The first program included a group of students who traveled through Costa Rica for service and adventure-filled two weeks. Since then, we have expanded to Nicaragua with the hopes of expanding to other countries in the future.