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Bienvenido a la vida pura de COSTA RICA!

VOLUNTEERING GAP YEAR ADVENTURE, ANIMAL RESCUE & CARE, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, CHILD-CARE AND TEACHING IN COSTA RICA

Pura vida (“real life”) has become the unofficial motto of Costa Rica. And for a reason. Costa Rica is, in essence, a slice of tropical paradise in Central America, and its inhabitants, AKA “the ticos”, are justifiably proud of it. Perfect waves for surfing, breath-taking sunsets, misty crater lakes, waterfall-filled hiking trails, white-water rapids, sun-kissed beaches, adventure-filled paths and wildlife that includes howler monkeys, capuchins and other friendly-looking animals await you in this small, yet magnificently varied country.

CAN'T CHOOSE? Call our Costa Rica Project Consultant, Karen Herring, for free advice on which Project would be best for you. +44 (0)1903 502595

Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation in a Marine Park in Costa Rica
Get involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of sea birds, mammals, and reptiles, including rare marine animals, before they are released to the wild.

You will also work behind the scenes in the aquarium, cleaning and feeding animals, including docile sharks & sea turtles. You will get closer to rare marine animals than most people ever do. Not many people can say that they have cleaned a shark!

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Care for Children in a Daycare Centre in Esparza
Work alongside professional carers in a Daycare Centre which provides preschool and primary school education to children. You'll work with children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years. The centre is bilingual, but none of the staff are mother tongue English speakers. This placement is all about cultural interchange and fun, helping the children to grow up happy, inquisitive, creative and unique.

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Teach English / Languages to Children in Schools in Esparza
Help the local rural community by teaching in one of the many rural schools around Esparza. Here you can teach English (or French, German or Mandarin if qualified) to the children in a fun and practical way. You'll create real-life situations, games and other activities while utilizing your chosen language. There is a lot of freedom for your own creativity to bring new forms of teaching and ideas to the classroom!

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Learn Spanish on an Intensive 2-Week or 4-Week Course
Get a solid grounding in Spanish with our two-week or four-week courses while enjoying Costa Rica and practicing your new skills with locals! These intensive Spanish courses were tailored either as standalone courses, or as pre-placement courses prior to joining one of our projects.

The courses are taught in Spanish and are very intensive - you will be amazed by how much progress you can achieve in just two weeks! The four week course will take you even further.

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Your Bucket list for Costa Rica:

  • Zip line over the Cloud Forest
  • See the Stone Spheres
  • Hike to Arenal Volcano or Poas Volcano on a clear day
  • Eat a Copo or a Churchill. (A delicious Costa Rican desert)
  • Walk through the streets of San Jose
  • Book a Coffee Tour
  • Visit the National Theatre and Gold Museum in San Jose
  • Explore as many National Parks as possible
  • Travel to Cocos Island, a World heritage Site
  • Celebrate the Pura Vida Life

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