Costa Rica

To see the project(s) supported by our participants and their needs list, click on the specific link below for that accommodation or tour company.
Note: Locations are approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us.
Costa Rica

Once you choose a lodging from this page, you will be able to see the exact needs requested by the community project so you can choose to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you bring.

Facts about Costa Rica

Tourists and international travelers imagine this Central America destination as a tropical paradise. Costa Rica offers its visitors a relaxing environment, surrounded by beautiful views and wildlife. Adventure vacationers can find a number of places to surf, hike, snorkel and spot tropical birds. Other tourists may choose to visit the cloud forest, active volcanoes, or golden beaches. The local culture inspires relaxation in this beautiful countryside. Tourists who would like to make a difference in Costa Rica can help a number of non-profit organizations located in the country.

Many of the non-profit groups and service projects in Costa Rica work to provide better education to under-served areas. Visitors interested in helping these projects and making a difference in the communities can donate school supplies to a number of these groups. These school supplies include writing utensils, notebooks, and other basic classroom supplies. Volunteer vacationers interested in responsible tourism and helping wellness service projects can also donate. Projects like the Community Aid Center in Las Suiza, Turrialba provides assistance for underprivileged people with health conditions and terminal illnesses; this group accepts medical donations, as well as towels, clothing, sun block, and hygiene products.