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
Volunteers will work in the community of Cartagena, Pococí, on a property consisting of hectares of primary and secondary forests, wetlands, cultivation of medicinal plants, vegetables, tubers and fruit with the objective to fight the poverty problem in the area and in view of the necessity to preserve the environment.
This program benefits directly a community of peasant families through student and volunteer visits, who by donating their time contribute to the development. This project achieves sustainable development of the community and generates employment and fair trade for locals.
Volunteers will work at the farm at least 5 hours a day: Planting of products, Weeding the gardens, Processing organic fertilizer, Cleaning green and farm areas, Attending groups and visitors, Improving forest trails, Monitoring and feeding the FB page. Also, volunteers could be involved in community actions: Volunteering in the Local Development Association Imparting English classes, Exploration and research about the community (it depends on the volunteer´s knowledge and interests).
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.