Costa Rica is a fantastic place to volunteer! As one of the ultimate travel destinations in the world, this small country of 50,000 square kilometers that is situated between the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean is about the same size as Switzerland.
Costa Rica is a stunning country that has often been referred to as paradise on earth due to its abundance of animals and plants in combination with a year round warm and sunny climate.
Although Costa Rica is one of the most developed countries in Latin America, around one fifth of its population still lives in poverty. An overwhelming majority of this poverty exists in the rural communities of Costa Rica. The gap between the rich and the poor continues to widen, as rural communities struggle to keep pace with current development.
San José is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica. Our volunteers have the opportunity to teach English and Sports to Primary school children and also the chance to submerge themselves into our extensive Spanish language classes.