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Puro Caribe - Caribbean Life

location
2 - 12 uker  ·  Alder 18 - 50+

rating  Fantastisk 4.5  · 
  Verifisert av Volunteer World
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Høydepunkter

  • Immerse in caribbean lifestyle, far away from tourism.
  • Learn daily life routines of families in organic farms, fishing ...
  • Get overwhelmed by the surrounding nature.
  • Experience pura vida at its best!

Spesielt egnet for

Alder 18+
Singler
Par
Familier
Grupper
50+

Om programmet

Living in a remote Caribbean village at the beach and sharing daily life with a costarican family!

About the Program

Immerse yourself in Costa Rican life away from tourism! On the Caribbean coast on the border with Panama is a small village where care is taken to maintain a functioning village life, a relaxed, quiet and safe environment, and the best possible organic and local food. There are no ...

Om programmet

About the Program

Immerse yourself in Costa Rican life away from tourism! On the Caribbean coast on the border with Panama is a small village where care is taken to maintain a functioning village life, a relaxed, quiet and safe environment, and the best possible organic and local food. There are no hotels, bars or souvenir stores here but plenty of friendly people who also have cell phones and use the internet but are not looking to funnel masses of tourists through their village, instead opting for regenerative tourism. The village has limited capacity for volunteers and the essential goal is cultural exchange, appreciation and care of the surrounding nature and exchange of ideas.

You will live with a host family and according to your abilities, needs and desires you can participate in their daily life and work. Many families have a small organic farm or fish and you can help there as well as learn a lot. You can also get involved in village life by getting involved in local primary or secondary school projects or helping with beach cleanups. Various turtles arrive at the beach to lay their eggs and there is also a turtle station in the village where you can help out.

You should bring

  • Willingness to live in a remote village with no infrastructure (bus, stores) - in case of possible need for medical care, the trip to the nearest doctor or hospital will take ... minutes.
  • Willingness to live in simple conditions. The rooms are rustic but clean. There is of course clean running water and electricity. In the families there is usually also WiFi.
  • Openness, interest, serenity and friendliness. It's about cultural exchange - not evaluation.
  • Basic knowledge of Spanish is very helpful as most families only speak Spanish. All families are very patient with language beginners and a few families are bilingual. You can book a language course with first hand in advance.


Typisk dag

Volunteers are expected to volunteer in the morning for work either for the family, for the village community or for the school. This work varies depending on the host family or special requests of the volunteer and will be discussed and determined during the registration process.

The afternoon is ...

Typisk dag

Volunteers are expected to volunteer in the morning for work either for the family, for the village community or for the school. This work varies depending on the host family or special requests of the volunteer and will be discussed and determined during the registration process.

The afternoon is usually at your free disposal. 


Fritidsaktiviteter

In your free time the surrounding area offers a lot of possibilities for relaxation as well as for tours in the breathtaking nature. Besides the beach, where highly endangered turtles - the green turtle and the hawksbill turtle - arrive, the village borders the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge ...

Fritidsaktiviteter

In your free time the surrounding area offers a lot of possibilities for relaxation as well as for tours in the breathtaking nature. Besides the beach, where highly endangered turtles - the green turtle and the hawksbill turtle - arrive, the village borders the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge with primary rainforest and wetlands to the north and a lagoon with mangroves and lots of wildlife to the south. The following tours and activities are possible - depending on the season and weather conditions: 
  • boat tour on the lagoon, 
  • hike in the rainforest, 
  • visit to the turtle project, 
  • cacao tour, 
  • horseback riding tour, 
  • surf lessons, 
  • dolphin tour on the sea, 
  • fishing, 
  • coconut oil workshop. 
The prices for these tours can be found out on the spot.

Krav

Krav

Minimumsalder: 18 år

For å bli med i programmet må du være minst 18 år gammel på programmets startdato. Det kan være unntak hvis du kan gi tillatelse fra dine foresatte eller hvis du er i følge med foreldrene dine.

Språkferdigheter

Du må snakke Engelsk (grunnleggende nivå) eller Spansk (grunnleggende nivå)

Påkrevde dokumenter

health insurance (valid for Costa Rica)

Nasjonalitetsbegrensninger

Ingen restriksjoner. Hjelpende hender fra hele verden er velkomne.

Tidsforpliktelse

Din hjelpende hånd vil bli påkrevd Mandag, Tirsdag, Onsdag, Torsdag, Fredag og Lørdag

Hva inngår

Hva inngår

Tjenester fra first hand Costa Rica

  • Accommodation
  • 3 Meals a day
  • We provide airport pickup
  • We organize the journey to the project and we also do hostel reservations in San José if needed (mostly it is needed!).
  • And, if you will combine projects, we will also organize the transportation between the projects. You will have to pay the cost for the pickup and the transport.

Overnatting

Your room will be simple but clean and usually you will have a room of your own. 

If you come with a group or friends you might share a room with bunk beds. 
We chose the family according to your special interests.

Mat og drikke

You will get three meals, prepared by the family - breakfast, lunch, dinner - based on the typical costarican cuisine: rice, beans, vegetables, meat and fruit. 

Internettilgang

Begrenset tilgang på prosjektstedet

Hva er IKKE inkludert?

Hva er IKKE inkludert?

Henting fra flyplassen på Juan Santamaria International Airport

Henting fra flyplassen er heller ikke inkludert i programavgiftene.

Flybilletter

Den nærmeste flyplassen er Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) i San Jose. Vi hjelper deg med å finne billige flyreiser til Costa Rica. FINN BILLIGE FLYREISER

Reiseforsikring

Å reise til utlandet er et eventyr, og det er alltid best å være forberedt. Plutselig sykdom eller skade, avbestilling eller tyveri – en reiseforsikring for Costa Rica gir trygghet og er et pluss å ha. FÅ ET TILBUD

Vaksiner

Hvis du har tenkt å jobbe frivillig i Costa Rica bør du søke medisinsk råd før du starter din sosiale reise. Sjekk de nødvendige vaksinasjonene dine for Costa Rica. VAKSINESJEKKER

Detaljer ved ankomst

This program is available all year. It starts every Monday. Please arrive at least one day before the programs starts. 

You will be picked up at the airport by our driver with a sign with your name and you will directly get in contact with your german, english, spanish speaking coordinator via phone. The driver will drive you to the reserved hostel (if necessary), give you the bus ticket (he will buy a ticket in advance to reserve you a seat in the bus), pick you up at the hostel the day of your journey to the project and bring you to the bus. 

The cost will be around 70 US$ plus the hostel night - between 13-15 US$ (dorm) and 45 US$ (single/double room).

Tilgjengelighet
Jan. Febr. Mars Apr. Mai Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Okt. Nov. Des.

Programgebyrer

2 uker (min. opphold) 863€
3 uker 1,077€
4 uker 1,290€
6 uker 1,717€
8 uker 2,144€
12 uker (max. opphold) 2,997€
Gjennomsnittlig gebyr 340€/uke

Programgebyrer

340€ per uke 2 - 12 uker Alder 18 - 50+

Betalingsmetoder

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Varighet

2 - 12 uker

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Endelig Betaling

Din sluttbetaling vil bli avtalt med first hand Costa Rica under søknadsprosessen. Vanlige løsninger er enten via bankoverføring eller kontant betaling på prosjektstedet.


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first hand Costa Rica

Fantastisk 4.5 rating (99 gjennomganger)

Byrå - grunnlagt i 2006

Verifisert av Volunteer World

  utmerket Svarprosent

Arrangert av

Sofia

Snakkede språk: Fransk, Spansk, Tysk, Engelsk

Om prosjektet

We offer you to immerse in the daily life of costarican families and work routines of teaching and conservation projects. These new found knowledges teach you a lot.

Møt din vert

In 1994 we at first hand moved to Costa Rica and everything started when my son went to a little elementary school near Sámara: 11 children, 6 degrees, one classroom and one teacher. We started bringing volunteers to this little school and 'poco a poco' other schools addressed us with interest of having volunteers and families offered themselves for having volunteers in their house.

Since then a lot has changed and developed at first hand – we started many new teaching programs and conservation projects all over the country – but one thing is still the same: we have a very personal and very close contact to all of our schools, guestfamilies and projects. We live in Costa Rica and we will be there when you need us!

First hand offers volunteer opportunities in schools, kindergarten, music schools, turtle camps, animal reserves, macaw stations, farms and in the rainforest.

We, the agency for volunteer work first hand, are in direct contact with schools and environmental conservation projects planning, organizing and joining our volunteers during this unforgettable and worthy experience!

We have 20 years experience of living in Costa Rica and feel commited to the people, comunitary help and sustainable ecological development. Through the 'Asociación Intercambio Cultural ALEGRIA - AICA', a non-profit organization, we have been promoting intercultural exchange in all areas of artistic expression and organizing festivals and benefit events. 

First hand offers projects almost everywhere in Costa Rica. San Jose, Islita, Buena Vista, Manzanillo, Drake Bay, Mata Palo...just to name a few!

Our Vision

first hand wants to contribute to a sustainable development and mutual respect by intercultural exchange and learning from each other.

Why volunteering with first hand?

Your contribution makes the difference in educating children, preserving marine turtles or other animals and protecting the rainforests of Costa Rica. You live and work with locals and you get to learn the real life of Costaricans. Every day you deal directly with opinions, lifestyles and routines of a different culture. These new found knowledges teach you more about yourself! You learn or improve your spanish skills. Language is the key to understanding the values of a different culture. Work experiences in foreign countries are indispensable in times of globalization. A volunteer based commitment will open many doors for you.

About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a little tropical paradise between two oceans. Hardly any other country has such an abundance of plants and animals on such a small terrain. 25% of it's area is protected by national parks. Active volcanos, hot springs, rain and cloud forests, mountain rivers, spectacular waterfalls, subterranean caves, coral reefs, mangroves, amazing caribbean and pacific beaches and a fascinating animal world invite you to discover and enjoy.

Costa Rica has the oldest democracy in Latin America, a working social system, responsable environmental laws and is the only country in the world that has no army. The relaxed 'pura vida' lifestyle of the 'ticos' and their hospitality towards visitors make it one of the safest top destinations in Latin America.

99 gjennomganger · rating4.5

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I had a great time in ASVO. Such an experience. You should communicate more about the conditions there, night shifts and very basics conditions of staying in the house. ..
Bianca Reis rating4.6

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I had a great time at the Animal Rescue Center in Puerto Viejo. I worked five days per week and had two days off. Every day there are three different tasks you can do, such as cleaning the enclosure, feeding the animals etc. You will work with many animals like sloths, baby monkeys, birds, macaws. ..
Mélina Valloir Cherki rating4.4

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This has been the best trip of my life. This experience was incredible on all levels. First of all the family that hosted me were very kind, very welcoming and very present when I needed help. Secondly, in regards to the school that I helped out in, everyone there was extremely nice to me and made ...
Julia Roth rating4.8

2022 at Save Turtles and Sloths

It really was an unforgettable time, lots fun and I met many nice people there. What we experienced while working was incredibly interesting and exiting. In our free time, too, we visited many different, great places or went to the sea. A wonderful ...
Hana Horvathova rating4.6

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I joined the turtles and sloths project in Matapalo through First Hand, it was an amazing experience overall. I have been at the project during the rainy season which I still recommend highly. First Hand has shown great support during the onboarding period before the start of the project and later ...

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