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
Close to Corcovado National Park and surrounded by tropical rainforest, Tesoro Verde offers far more than hospitality. It offers an opportunity to get involved in a thriving rural community as well as to explore the forest and its great biodiversity.
In 1998 a group of women from the community got together with the aim of improving their quality of life. They dreamed of a future where the community could be self-sufficient, while living in harmony with nature. They decided to convert an old ranger station into the ecotourism lodge that now provides new opportunities for them and promotes the conservation of their natural resources.
This program benefits directly a conservationist community of local families through student and volunteer visits, who by donating their time contribute to the conservation and social development. This project achieves sustainable development of the community, environmental education and generates employment for locals.
Volunteers will work at Corcovado National Park Los Planes Section: Labeling with environmental topics, Trails maintenance. Also he could be involved in primary school actions: Imparting English classes, Environmental education classes and talks in Los Planes Primary School, Garbage recollecting in the community, Manufacture of rubbish bins for the community, Painting and fixing, Building a nursery of local fruits trees.
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.