Volunteering in Costa Rica is one of the best choices for nature-lovers; a quarter of the country is protected forest or reserve, providing home to over 900 species of bird and 250 species of mammal including the beloved sloth. The diverse landscape includes volcanoes, mangroves, rainforest and beautiful beaches making it a fantastic country to explore. It’s easy to understand why it’s recently been voted the world’s happiest country and why more and more people are looking to volunteer in Costa Rica.
Abundant Nature - sloths, capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys, turtles and ocelots to name a few of its amazing wildlife species, Costa Rica accounts for 0.3% of the earth’s surface but contains 6% of the world’s biodiversity.
Volcanoes - Costa Rica is home to 6 active volcanoes and over 60 inactive ones. It’s possible to trek up some of these to admire the breath-taking views over the crater. The most popular are Arenal and Poás.
Waterfalls - There are lots of beautiful waterfalls to visit, the most popular waterfalls include Rio Celeste, La Fortuna, La Paz and Nauyaca.
National Parks and Forests - these consist of lush primary virgin rainforests and a complex system of freshwater and marine resources. Monteverde Cloud Forest if a bird-watcher’s paradise, Corcovado is one of the most biologically intense places on earth and Manuel Antonio boasts stunning white sandy beaches and is described as the jewel of Costa Rica.
Coffee - Costa Rica is regarded as one of the world’s premiere coffee growing regions and has been producing coffee for over 300 years. it’s possible to enjoy a tour of a coffee plantation to learn about the complex process and sample their range.
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