Enjoy a guided journey through a day in the life of rural Costa Rica. Take part of activities like milking a cow, making “tortillas” and gathering of vegetables from a local own garden, cultural activities as the milling of sugar cane, typical dances and collecting water from our handmade well. Plant a tree that is in danger of extinction and enjoy a typical, organic lunch made with products harvested from the property.
Raft the class III – IV rapids of the Toro River or Sarapiqui which offer some of Costa Rica’s best white water with big waves, technical rapids and continuous whitewater. Your journey begins with a 1-hour scenic drive through the Eastern portion of central Costa Rica through the beautiful pineapple, papaya and yucca fields with Volcano Arenal set in the backdrop. Then you will take the plunge and head down river.
Discover the secrets behind the production of one of the world’s finest delicacies: chocolate, starting from its origins and the uses it has had since its early beginnings. This two hour, hands-on program will allow you to learn many interesting facts about cocoa and chocolate, Learn about harvesting, drying, grinding and of the traditional drink of our ancestors and enjoying some high quality organic chocolate.
Travelers will complete a trip planning questionnaire that will allow Global CommUnity, working with their travel advisor, to fully customize their trip according to their family interests.
Canopy Zip-Lining, Horseback Riding, River & Mangrove Kayaking or Surfing Lessons. Or simply visit the village a it's innovative cultural program that pairs established Costa Rican artists with local counterparts, transforming the village into a living museum featuring colorful murals, installations, and sculptures. You will enjoy an authentic cultural experience by visiting the art studios, purchasing signature pieces, or creating art with local artists. The stay includes one complimentary eco-adventures, cultural activities, and learning sessions to make your stay fun, meaningful, and unforgettable.
Obras Del Espiritu Santo is a non-profit organization founded by the priest Sergio Valverde who started feeding homeless people fifteen years ago and since then it has grown into the well-known organization it is today. The organization has 38 different ministries focused on diverse social aspects such as health, education, and teenagers and children at risk. This institution provides counseling and motivational programs to homeless people and to individuals who are currently in prison. During your visit, you will share a special time with the children and also you will visit the small zoo that priest Sergio has created in the community. You will have an opportunity to share with the children your culture and language while being accompanied by a bilingual guide.
“Wild Animal Rescue Center, Volunteer Programs and Spanish School” for a tour that allows you to experience a unique opportunity to not only be near the wild animals, but also help in their rehabilitation. During the tour, you will walk around the property accompanied by a tour guide, to visit each of the enclosures. In that way, you will learn important information of every specie: habitat where they live, source of food, social behavior, as well as information about if the animal is listed as endangered (national and international) and why. When this activity ends, there is a break for the participants, including coffee, natural juice and tropical fruits. After that, you start with the volunteering that consists of preparing food for the animals and feeding them.