A cloud forest that is colored bright green combined with the white sandy peaceful beaches is just a few of nature’s beautiful biodiversity that makes Costa Rica one of the most beautiful and exciting holiday destinations in the world. The people from Rica are also the friendliest to the tourists visiting their country. This beautiful country is located in Central America and is well known for the Pura Vida and the bright spring and summer flowers. If you are a tourist visiting Costa Rica and want to make your holiday or trip memorable, then you should consider volunteering.
Volunteering offers one of the best holiday experiences for tourists in Costa Rica. The country has many opportunities for volunteers that range from medical services to literacy classes. Apart from making your holiday a life-changing experience, volunteering will help in fostering the local communities in Costa Rica. There are conservation and other eco-minded organizations that will help you in making sure you give your best to the community.
What many tourists visiting Costa Rica don’t know is that Costa Rica happens to be the leading country when it comes to volunteerism. Many tourists who want to enjoy their holidays while bringing positive change to the world, tend to find it as their first choice for a holiday destination. The country offers a wide variety of volunteering programs: if you are a lover of animals, then you will enjoy helping baby turtles to scamper to the tranquil waters.
Below are some of the most common volunteering opportunities that tourists can consider taking when they visit Costa Rica.
1. Teaching English literacy classes to the local community
The most substantial part of the population in Costa Rica is not very fluent in English. If you are a native of an English speaking country, then you can use your mother tongue and gain valuable experience while teaching the local community in Costa Rica how to communicate in English. This is the purest form of volunteering that has the potential of changing someone’s life. Organizations like Sustainable Horizon and Amerispan Unlimited have volunteer teaching programs for those tourists who would be interested in teaching English.
2. Saving the turtles
Lovers of wildlife can have some time at the beach with baby turtles. These creatures are adorable. You get to see them as they hatch if you are lucky,. The sad part is that they are becoming an endangered species as days go by. You can help the baby turtles by giving them an opportunity to see the next day by helping them to get to the sea. Pretoma offers such volunteer programs for tourists.
3. Protecting the forest
In case you happen to be a forest lover, then you can enjoy your enjoy in Costa Rica while saving the forest. There are always available volunteering opportunities with the Children’s Eternal Forest (Bosque Eterno de los Niños) organization.
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