Costa Rica Care and Conservation

  • Who?Groups of at least 5
  • When?Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
  • Where?Heredia and Barra Honda National Park, Costa Rica.
Volunteer at Kindergarten in Costa Rica

Our Care and Conservation trip in Costa Rica is perfect for groups wanting to work with children and spend time on a Conservation project whilst living in a gorgeous country. You will spend the first part of your placement working at one of our Care projects in Heredia / Barra Honda, helping out by playing games with the children and giving them attention they would otherwise not receive. There is also the opportunity to provide some basic English lessons if you'd like to take part in classes. Living in Heredia / Barra Honda provides a great opportunity to speak Spanish with local people if you’re interested in improving or picking up some language skills.

Forest Conservation work in Costa Rica

The second part of your placement will be in Barra Honda National Park where the Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers work. You will be given an extensive tour of the area where you'll be working and then given tasks to accomplish by the time you leave. You may prepare environmental education materials for local children living around the park, paint buildings and maintain and restore trails, paths, and signs.

Costa Rica, in the heart of Latin America, is a country of contrasts and a varied mix of landscapes and cultures. Its fine range of attractions includes volcanoes, tropical rainforests, magnificent waterfalls and beautiful sandy beaches. You will live with a local host family on the first part of your placement in Heredia / Barra Honda, a friendly small town, full of colourful, colonial-style, clay-built houses. The second part of your placement will be spent in one of the national parks where our Conservation placement is based. Costa Rica is one of the most stable and well developed countries in Central America, creating a perfect mix for volunteers who want to experience Latin America.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

 

Sample Itinerary

Placement: Cenai Care Facility and Barra Honda National Park
Project: Care and Conservation
Region: Heredia / Barra Honda, Costa Rica
  • First week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
    1 Sunday 13:35 Arrival in Liberia & settle in to Guanacaste Hotel
    16:00 – 18:00 Projects Abroad Staff takes group for an induction through Liberia Town
    18:00 - 19:30 Dinner at Hotel
    19:30 – 21:00 Salsa Lessons
    2 Monday 09:00 – 10:00 Introduction to Cenai Care Facility
    10:00 – 13:00 Start care work with children
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at Hotel
    14:00 – 17:00 Care work with children
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Hotel
    18:00 – 20:00 Quiz Night at Café Liberia
    3 Tuesday 8:30 - 12:30 Care work at Cenai Care Facility
    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch at Hotel
    13:30 – 17:00 Care work at Cenai Care Facility
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Hotel
    18:00 – 20:00 Dance lessons (Salsa, Merengue & Cumbia)
    4 Wednesday 8:30 – 13:00 Care work at “Escuela de Enseñanza Especial” (Special needs children)
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch at Hotel
    14:00 – 17:00 Visit a traditional pottery making studio. Volunteers will have the opportunity to craft their own ceramic bowl to take home.
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest & Relax
    5 Thursday 8:30 – 13:00 Care work at Cenai Care Facility
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 17:00 Care work at Cenai Care Facility
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Host Family
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    6 Friday 8:30 – 12:00 Care work at Cenai Care Facility
    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
    13:00 - 17:00 Care work at Cenai Care Facility
    17:00 - 19:00 Dinner at Costa Rican style restaurant
    19:00 Rest & Relax
    7 Saturday 9:00 - 11:00 Departure for La Fortuna, Volcáno Arenal
    11:00 – 13:00 Settle in to Arenal Hotel
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 16:00 Walking Tour to Arenal National Park
    16:00 – 18:00 Canopy Tour
    18:00 – 19:00 Dinner at Hotel
    19:00 Rest & Relax
  • Second week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
    8 Sunday 9:00 – 13:00 Tour of Río Celeste
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 17:00 Tour of Río Celeste
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner at Hotel
    18:00 Rest & Relax
    9 Monday 8:30 - 12:00 Depart for Barra Honda National Park
    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch at Barra Honda
    13:00 - 17:00 Introduction and tour of Barra Honda National Park
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner
    18:00 Rest & Relax
    10 Tuesday 8:30 – 10:30 Extensive tour of Barra Honda National Park, starting with the Cave
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 17:00 Preparation of Environmental Education materials for kids at the Park
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    11 Wednesday 8:30 - 13:00 Painting of environmental education centre at the park
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 17:00 Maintaining and restoration of trails, paths and signs or environmental
    17:00 - 18:00 Dinner
    18:00 Rest and Relax
    12 Thursday 8:30 - 13:00 Research for Butterfly project
    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 – 17:00 Trail maintenance
    17:00 – 18:00 Dinner
    18:00 – 21:00 Mist netting for Bat research project.
    13 Friday 8:30 - 13:30 Cave maintenance - step construction
    13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
    14:30 – 18:00 Cave maintenance - railing improvements
    18:00 - 19:00 Packing for Departure
    19:00 Rest and Relax
    14 Saturday   Departure

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