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Set on the Pacific shores of Costa Rica and only a few hours’ drive from San Jose, the area of Manuel Antonio is stunning. The rainforest areas and palm plantations are home to an array of wildlife, including monkeys and toucans which can be seen just about every day. The local town has a relaxed way of life, which makes this area ideal for enjoying Costa Rican culture, sandy beaches and biodiversity.
During the first few days, volunteers will participate in an orientation that includes a health and safety briefing, an introduction to the history of the area and specific training for construction work. Mission trip volunteers will spend the next several days at local schools assisting with construction and renovation projects. The work will involve basic maintenance and renovation work and painting the spaces with colorful murals. Light construction activities may include refurbishing classrooms, moving construction material, building a playground with reusable materials, helping to put in vegetable gardens or anything needed by the community. classes. These types of improvements go a long way towards brightening up the environment and making the rooms more enjoyable. Extra activities in the past years have included rafting, surfing, visiting the national park and other cultural activities like Salsa dancing and local cooking
The second week of the project is filled with adventure activities designed to introduce volunteers to all that Costa Rica offers in a fun and exciting way.
An itinerary will be sent to you before travel so you know exactly what to expect during your adventure week!
Internet: WiFi is available at the hostel and at Internet cafes in town.
Laundry: There are no laundry facilities at the house, but there is a laundromat nearby that can be used for a small fee.
Accommodations: Volunteers will stay in shared rooms at a local eco-hostel.
Food: On a rotating basis, volunteers prepare breakfast and dinner for the group. Lunch is provided by a community member. Occasionally, the group will eat in a restaurant and the cost is included in the fee. There will also be a chance to purchase your own snacks at a small supermarket, at your own expense.
Please take note of this project’s minimum requirements: