Costa Rica

PfaP Traveler Takes Giving to “H-art”

In 2015, I visited Costa Rica for the second time, and while at the Capitan Suizo hotel in Tamarindo, I saw a bunch of sporting goods and school supplies laid out on a table. When I asked what they were for, I was told about, “Pack for a Purpose.”  Then and there, I vowed that... Continue reading

Kevin’s Story

  One day while I was scouring the Internet for things to do while in our trip to Costa Rica, I came across Pack for a Purpose. To be honest, I do not remember where I found it or what I was searching, but I visited their website and started to read about people who... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Travelers Take Pounds of Supplies from Portland

My friend Sheila and I traveled from Portland, Oregon, to San José, Costa Rica, last November and spent two glorious weeks in Costa Rica. Our first stop was the school, Escuela Tuetal Sur, which is in Tuetal de Alajuela, a rural area outside of San José. Upon arrival at the San José airport we flagged a taxi... Continue reading

Melissa and Chris’s Story

Costa Rica has a lot of schools in need of supplies. We were excited to find a Pack for a Purpose partner Casitas Tenorio in the Tenorio National Park near the resort where we are staying. We squeaked by with our luggage weight limits on this trip because we had so much fun buying the... Continue reading

One Teacher, One Trip, One Amazing Experience

Although my suitcase was full of supplies, it was so little in comparison to what I got back. While searching for things to do in Costa Rica, I decided that I would like to visit a school. I didn’t know if that was possible, but I thought I could give it a try. Because I’m... Continue reading

Purdue Students PfaP in Costa Rica

Pack for a Purpose is delighted to see a growing number of university students becoming more involved with our initiative. Recently, the Purdue University Global Leadership in Costa Rica for Freshmen program chose to Pack for a Purpose for the rural schools supported by Hotel Capitan Suizo. They collected 21 kilos of school supplies, making... Continue reading

John’s Story

Thanks for this great program. Our trip to La Quinta de Sarapiqui  in Costa Rica will always be remembered because of our visit to the school high in the rain forest. They picked us up, took us out to the school, and we had a great time. We were warmly received, spent two hours with the... Continue reading

Erica and Rick’s Story

We went to Dominical/Uvita in Costa Rica for 5 weeks in Feb/March 2015. With research on “fun things to do”, I clicked on Uvita 360 for surfing lessons and noticed their participation with Pack for a Purpose and then their link to Passback Soccer. In the past, we have always brought school supplies/clothes when we... Continue reading

PfaP Pura Vida

Since Hotel Capitan Suizo began its partnership with Pack for a Purpose in 2011, PfaP travelers have donated more than 82 kilos of supplies in support of schools in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. PfaP was excited to receive this heartwarming message and photos from Helen Soto at Hotel Capitan Suizo. “Since we started... Continue reading