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Central America

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

In Shannon’s memory: a gift that touches many

Editors Note: There are many reasons to pack for a purpose other than being a gracious and caring human being. You can pack for a purpose to celebrate an anniversary or birthday. Those are gifts you never have to dust, that don’t take up additional space in your home and make a Big Impact in... Continue reading

Matt and Kelly Bruehl’s Story

We discovered Pack for a Purpose when planning our trip to Costa Rica, and one of our lodging choices (Finca Bellavista) had just announced that they joined the organization. We were excited to share as much as we would carry with children in La Florida, CR. We packed a large suitcase with almost 10 pounds... Continue reading

Jack & Marilee Eldridge’s Story

While planning our February/March trip to Costa Rica, I came across the Pack for a Purpose website and then I went shopping! We took a full suitcase of school supplies in backpacks – one for a school in Quepos and one for an orphanage near the Springs Hotel. In Quepos we stayed at the fabulous... Continue reading

“Little People Big World” Make Big Impact

Since opening our doors in 1993, Parador Resort & Spa in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, has inspired travelers to protect, recycle, respect and honor precious resources at home and beyond, a fact that recently earned our hotel the coveted Platinum Award for Leader in Sustainable Tourism from National Geographic Traveler Magazine and Hospitality Sales and... Continue reading

Clients Contribute at My Costa Rica

Holiday Donations – Clients Packing for a Purpose! This holiday season My Costa Rica, in an effort to support sustainable and responsible tourism, began accepting charitable donations from our clients for a local orphanage. This initiative, part of the Pack for a Purpose program, gives our clients an opportunity to bring much needed school supplies,... Continue reading