We are a non-profit organization with the highest level (5 leaves) of the Costa Rican Certification for Sustainable Tourism. Since 2003 we design and operate innovative, genuine off the tourist route experiences. We combine traditional ecotourism with community-based destinations, where visitors meet Costa Ricans who are conserving their forests and rivers and practicing sustainable agriculture. We plan adventurous, multifaceted, enjoyable and educational trips including safe and friendly tourism businesses in Costa Rica, encouraging a harmonious relationship between conservation, community development and ecotourism.
Our volunteering program
Our volunteering program’s location is the Chira Island, the biggest in the Golf of Nicoya. Its residents work in small-scale fishing, clam harvesting, handicraft production and rural community tourism.
This program benefits a variety of community groups through student and volunteer visits, who by donating their time contribute to the development of our people and children. The projects aim to raise awareness among participants about the importance of the responsible handcraft fishing , mangrove reforestation, environmental protection, the conservation, and other elements of sustainable and social development.
Volunteers will work at the primary school and high school of Chira Island: Furniture restoration, Sanding wood, Painting the rooms. Also, they could be involved in ecological actions: Establishing retaining walls with tires to avoid soil washing, Cleaning of trails (new trails are created every year), Implementing prevention of forest fires, Tree plantings and mangrove reforestation, Labeling Plant inventory.
Solidarity, respect, love of nature, and water, administrative and promotional skills.
What we offer to volunteers
This experience is complimented by “Home Stay” lodging and typical organic Costa Rican meals (3 meals per day). All materials included.