Hola amigos! Costa Rica is the gem of Latin America with its lush tropical forests and white sandy beaches. It’s also a haven for eco-tourists (that’s right, there’s more than just great surfing here!) because of the massive amount of wildlife and biodiversity, containing about 6% of the world’s plant and animal species! Volunteers can aid with ongoing teaching and health programs, assist with the conservation effort of the famous Costa Rican sea-turtles, or are even given the freedom to design their own projects to benefit the community of this beautiful country.
Cameronal, Costa Rica
As I stepped off of the plane in Costa Rica I thought to myself: “What have I gotten myself into? I am in a country where I don’t know a single person, and I hardly speak any Spanish. I am not up for this!” However, the moment I stepped into the home of my host family, my nerves subsided. I got to spend one week with my Tico family in San Jose, and they were so incredibly warm and welcoming. Even with my minimal Spanish skills, I felt a part of the family. Continue reading Ashlyn's post
Pacific Coast, Costa Rica
It was almost a year ago that I started to plan my big trip. I knew that I wanted to go to an exotic location that would be full of wildlife and culture. After hearing stories and seeing pictures from friends who had traveled the world, I decided that Central America offered everything I was looking for…and a lot more! Continue reading Lior's post
I left a little piece of my heart in Camaronal beach. When I first arrived at the Sea Turtle Conservation program, it was in the back of a pick-up truck. Camaronal was located in the middle of nowhere it seemed. The air was hot, humid, and there was a slight breeze blowing. All of the facilities, the main area, the kitchen, even the volunteer house were rustic. If anyone wanted to escape the real world with all its technology, this would be the place to do it.