The direct translation of “Costa Rica” into English is Rich Coast – and rich it certainly is. Boasting a staggering amount of wildlife, rainforests and stunning empty beaches, this country is a must-visit for those in search of some isolated hidden beauty. Whilst its main attractions are clear- hiking Arenal volcano, exploring the Monteverde rainforest and relaxing on its white sand beaches- the majority of our volunteers have described its remote and under-visited communities to be the highlight of their trips.

The Republic of Costa Rica is a flourishing country, proud to be one of the few countries in the world that does not have an army. Its people- known as Ticos- live at a relatively slow pace of life. It doesn’t take long to embrace the relaxed and friendly lifestyle.

Although renowned for its biodiversity, sadly many of the creatures that live in this small republic are under threat. Travellers from around the world join us to take a gap year in Costa Rica or do volunteer work in Costa Rica – people of all ages and backgrounds are very much welcome!

Volunteering in Costa Rica requires you to be someone who is happy to relax into the ‘Tico’ lifestyle, live in basic accommodation and enjoy learning a bit of Spanish. Costa Rica volunteer opportunities welcome people on gap year programmes, families looking for a a wonderful conservation vacation and those keen for a unique summer break.

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