Costa Rica

Michele’s Story

We took our small children on their first major vacation to Costa Rica in May 2017, and wanted to teach them good values, the responsibility to do for others and to appreciate what life has given them. We decided to Pack for a Purpose for a local children’s charity where we were staying, Cepia through... Continue reading

Care Comes to Casitas Tenorio in Costa Rica from PfaP Travelers

The Pack for a Purpose program has made a significant difference in the lives of many of our guests and community members here in Northern Costa Rica. Recently our community was impacted by Hurricane Otto, the first hurricane to ever make landfall in Costa Rica. An avalanche devastated our village. Over 40 homes were destroyed... Continue reading

From Canada to Costa Rica, A Family’s Meaningful PfaP Journey

When we first started planning our family vacation to Costa Rica in March 2016, we knew that in addition to exploring this beautiful country we also wanted to help out in some capacity. We started to do some research online and came across an organization called Pack for a Purpose. There were several projects listed... Continue reading

Miles and Sue’s Story

Our recent trip to Costa Rica took us to the wonderful area of Ojochal and Uvita.  We once again enjoyed touring beautiful Costa Rica and enjoyed getting to know many new people.  We dropped our school supplies off at Uvita 360.  The management informed us that they would be put to good use in a... Continue reading

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