Costa Rica literally means 'the rich coast', and it is an archetypal tropical paradise. Pristine rainforests run down to idyllic golden beaches, and the ‘poco a poco’ (little by little) pace of life is reassuringly relaxed and guaranteed to make travel in Costa Rica a relaxing and rewarding experience.
In Costa Rica, you’ll receive a warm welcome at the many conservation projects that attempt to minimize the impact of the ever-increasing tourist developments and resultant pollution. There are also lots of opportunities to teach English and get involved in community volunteering projects across the country. You can even combine work and play with our surfing and saving turtles program!
For those of you considering Costa Rica as your prime destination, the news is good. We send lots of volunteer travellers out to Costa Rica to support meaningful projects including building homes for underprivileged families and the country is something of a meeting point for people planning on travelling into Latin America.
Some of these projects receive extra help through i-to-i’s Big Giving programme, whereby we donate a nomical sum to the project upon each booking.