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Central America

Guests “Rock” at Table Rock

Growing up as a middle class Catholic School girl in North Florida, I spent hours daydreaming about a romantic and adventurous life as a Peace Corps volunteer in far-flung locales. I imagined I would save the world and live in exciting places. Instead, upon growing older, I began a career in the United States as... Continue reading

Supplies Bring Smiles in Costa Rica

The Family Schmid (owners) and all the Capitán Suizo Hotel Team wants to extend their thanks to their many guests who have “Packed for a Purpose” on their recent vacations to Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Because of their efforts, many kilos of supplies have been delivered to children in the local schools. One of their guests,... Continue reading

The Parr Family’s Story

I heard about Pack for a Purpose on NPR two weeks before leaving for Costa Rica in April 2014.  We were traveling to the Guanacaste Region with our two sons, age 7 and 10.  We thought this was a great way to teach them about giving. After looking at the list for the project supported... Continue reading

Frank and Ginny’s Story

In March of 2014 we traveled to Central America for a month. Our first destination was San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. Before going I looked on PfaP to see if there were any charitable organization that we could help out. We found through The Pelican Eyes resort the A. Jean Brugger Education Project. Our good friends Donna and... Continue reading

GypsyNester’s Story

During our stay at the Parador Resort in Costa Rica, we learned a great deal about their commitment to the surrounding area, not only environmentally but also as a member of their community. In addition to being a leader in sustainable tourism they are involved in several civic projects. We discovered one of them, Pack For a Purpose,... Continue reading

Suzanne & Janet’s Story

Our two families just got back from a trip to Costa Rica. We were four adults and four kids. I had read about Pack for a Purpose on the Facebook page of Hotel Capitan Suizo in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. So we decided to bring donations with us. We brought donations to an orphanage in La... Continue reading

Guests Make a Big Impact at Turtle Inn

Francis Ford Coppola Resorts, Central America started to team up with Pack for a Purpose in 2013. Since then, our guests at the Turtle Inn in Belize have donated 354 lbs. of supplies for local schools in Seine Bight, Placencia and Monkey River Village. Placencia Humane Society also continues to get a steady supply of pet... Continue reading

Michael and Susan Henry’s Story

What a joy it was to participate in the Pack for a Purpose program in Belize this summer! While researching where we might track the elusive jaguar in the Belizean jungle, we found the Pack for a Purpose footprint on the Ka’ana Boutique Resort and Spa website. The nearby Succotz Primary School is the beneficiary... Continue reading

Travels Beards Stubble Across PfaP

By: Pablo Juarez, Travel Blogger at TravelBeards.com Ottawa, Canada I had often heard about travelers doing their part by dropping off school supplies, clothing, or sports equipment at local community centers and schools in some of the countries they visited. This idea inspired me to look for ways I could get involved in giving back... Continue reading

Finca Bellavista, Where Guests Give Back

My name is Erica Hogan, and I am the co-founder of the Finca Bellavista tree-house community in the south Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica. Over the years, FBV has developed a reputation as being a great place for people to have a unique and laid-back travel experience. People that want to get off the... Continue reading