Costa Rica Environmental and Sustainable Development Projects

 

Video from CCBC's Costa Rica Project


Sea Turtle Rescue

General Information

Community Collaborations Sea Turtle Preservation Projects will provide volunteers to conservation groups in Costa Rica. There are several locations for these projects on the Caribbean OR Pacific coast depending on when you travel.

Sample Project Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive Costa Rica AM/Transfer to Sea Turtle Station
  • Day 2: Turtle Station Projects
  • Day 3: Canopy Tour
  • Day 4: Puerto Viejo visit ANAI office
  • Day 5: Dinner and overnight in Puerto Viejo
  • Day 6 morning: Beach activities
  • Day 6 afternoon: Transfer and overnight in Heredia
  • Day 7: Return flight to USA

Customized schedules also available for your group.

Requirements

  • Passport
  • Signed volunteer agreement
  • Be in good physical condition to walk 5 to 10 miles
  • No severe eyesight problems
  • No abuse of illegal drugs; no consumption of alcohol during working hours or abuse of alcohol at any time
  • Service fee paid
  • At least of 16 years old

Accommodations

Volunteers will stay volunteer facilities that have been inspected and approved by CCI. In order to be approved facilities must have the following;

  • Safe and clean sleeping areas
  • Clean and functional bathroom facilities
  • Showers
  • Sanitary food services
  • Access to medical support
  • Onsite communications
  • Electricity
  • Fresh water

Rest and Recreation

All sea turtle projects are located on the beach and provide ample opportunities for a variety of beach activities such as snorkeling and boogie boarding. Other activities include rainforest hiking, canopy tours, manatee station, beach trips, and horseback riding.

Project Service Fee

The project service fee of $885.00 covers:

  • All lodging
  • All meals
  • All in-country transportation
  • All recreational activities
  • In-country bilingual coordinator
  • Travel insurance (PDF)

 

 

» View a slide show of shots from one of our recent trips...

 

 Space Is Limited

Fill out and return a Group Signup Form to reserve your space. 


Sustainable Development

General Information

Community Collaborations Sustainable Development Projects provide volunteers to support local communities in creating sustainable projects that bring income to poor rural communities, support local education and improve the environment. Projects include school and housing construction, recycling projects, clean water projects, work with local artisans, educational projects with local youth, and health related projects.

8 Day Project Schedule

  • Day 1 Depart USA
  • Day 2 - 6  Sustainable Development Project
  • Day 7  Recreation Trip
  • Day 8 Return to USA

Accommodations

Volunteers will stay volunteer facilities that have been inspected and approved by CCI. In order to be approved facilities must have the following;

  • Safe and clean sleeping areas
  • Clean and functional bathroom facilities
  • Showers
  • Sanitary food services
  • Access to medical support
  • Bathroom Facilities
  • Onsite communications
  • Electricity
  • Fresh water

Rest and Recreation

The recreation program will vary based on the location of your project. Possible activities include rainforest hiking, rafting, surfing, snorkeling and horseback riding. The mid-program recreational trip is included in the program fee.

Project Service Fee

The One Week Project Service Fee is $885.00 per person. This includes all in-country transportation, accommodations, meals, bilingual guide, tools and equipment, project coordination, mid program recreation trip, and end of project party.

 » View a slide show of shots from one of our recent trips...

Space Is Limited

Fill out and return a Group Signup Form to reserve your space. 


Fair Trade Impact

General Information

Community Collaborations Fair Trade Impact Exploration projects visit fair trade cooperatives and communities in producer countries. Volunteers meet with fair trade farmers and artisans to explore the impact of fair trade policies and complete projects that benefit the communities. Projects in Costa Rica, Nicaragua,and Guatemala focus on Fair Trade Coffee, the Panama Project is focused on Fair Trade Cocoa.

Sample Project Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive International Airport
  • Day 2: Orientation, Fair Trade Meeting, Dinner with speaker from Fair Trade Coop
  • Day 3: Transfer to Coffee Community, Meeting with Growers
  • Day 4-6: Coffee Community Projects
  • Day 7: Recreation Activity
  • Day 8: Transfer to International Airport (end of program)

Customized schedules also available for your group.

Requirements

  • Passport
  • Signed volunteer agreement
  • Be in good physical condition to walk 5 to 10 miles
  • No abuse of illegal drugs; no consumption of alcohol during working hours or abuse of alcohol at any time
  • Service fee paid
  • At least of 16 years old

Accommodations

Volunteers will stay volunteer facilities that have been inspected and approved by CCI. In order to be approved facilities must have the following;

  • Safe and clean sleeping areas

  • Clean and functional bathroom facilities
  • Showers
  • Sanitary food services
  • Access to medical support
  • Bathroom Facilities
  • Fresh water

Recreation Activity

Each Fair Trade Exploration project includes a recreational opportunity that supports local sustainable tourism businesses who provide opportunities for a variety of activities such as rainforest hiking, canopy tours, trips to waterfalls,volcano trips, beach trips, and horseback riding.

Project Service Fee

The project service fee of $885 covers:

  • All lodging
  • All meals
  • All in-country transportation
  • All recreational activities
  • In-country bilingual coordinator 

Space Is Limited

Fill out and return a Group Signup Form to reserve your space.