About The Trip:
You’ll work with our in-country partner Mar a Mar serving communities in Naranjillo, a small village in Costa Rica a few hours south of San Jose. It is a beautiful setting amidst mountains and a river about 30km from the Pacific Coast.
Families here live in poverty surviving by working in the nearby coffee fields and palm oil plantations. Your work here will build a future for people who live off of hope. You’ll work with the locals who are striving to build a viable eco business and alongside other like-minded volunteers who are passionate about travel and giving others a hand up, not a hand out.
It’s Not All Work:
A trip here is both unique and rewarding with many options for your free time. You can absorb the magnificent scenery around your host community during the week before spending your days off relaxing on the soft sand of coastal beaches. Easily fill up your days in the National Park, take a surfing lesson, kayak in the mangroves or patron artisans and markets.
The climate is tropical, warm and humid, all year round. In November, weather conditions in Costa Rica make it a good destination characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures of 30°C. The region is characterised by frequent showers and thunderstorms so packing a light raincoat is a good idea.
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Details will be finalized in the coming weeks but plans are being made to clear and secure a path to and from the main road to a restaurant, paint a newly installed tin roof, build steps and plant herbs and flowers to benefit tourism for a rural Costa Rican community.
- Saturday, November 11 – Team arrives in San Jose and travels to cabin accommodation in Napoles
- Monday, November 13 to Friday, November 16 – PROJECT WORK at Rancho Mirador and in Naranjillo. Stay with host family.
- Saturday, November 17 to Sunday, November 18 – Travel to Esquipulas for rafting adventure. Leisure time a ccommodations at a hostel in Manuel Antonio
- Monday, November 19 to Friday, November 23 – PROJECT WORK at Rancho Mirador and in Naranjillo. Stay with host family.
- Saturday, November 24: Return to San Jose to stay at Hotel Luz de Luna. Fly home or continue traveling.
The entire program and flight costs are 100% tax deductible when paid through DWC. You can fundraise part or all of your trip and we will issue charitable receipts for donations $20 CDN or greater.
Volunteer trips take you to places you otherwise might never go, to do things you otherwise might never do and to meet people you might never otherwise meet.
You’ll make a difference in others’ lives and they will make a difference in yours. Simply put, there is joy and self-discovery that comes with giving to others. And you’ll have fun doing it, too.
DWC Team Leader:
Richard isn’t just a team leader, he’s also a long-time board member and a well-travelled DWC volunteer. In addition to being involved with DWC, Richard has participated in a Rotary International project that involved setting up a clean water system for a new school and village in Guatemala.
He has been in business for the last 25 years specializing in satellite communications, computers and custom installation work. His previous experience was with the Canadian and Quebec governments working in the Canadian Arctic. Richard enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, canoeing and volleyball.
Are You Ready To Go?
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Ready to apply? Fill out our online application. You can secure your place on this trip with a $500, non-refundable deposit that goes toward your total trip cost. After you’ve submitted your forms and deposit, our office will contact you and send you a welcome package.
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